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    Stop At: Salem Witch Trials Memorial, Charter St., Salem, MA 01970

    The Essex county crisis of witchcrafts of 1692 with be contextualized with the larger events of the time. The Burial Point, Salem’s oldest graveyard will be visited. *The graveyard is a place of respect. Refrain from touching or leaning upon stones or tombs.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Salem Old Town Hall, 32 Derby Sq, Salem, MA 01970-3704

    Discover Salem’s history as the center of the North American spice trade and it’s Canton trade.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Hamilton Hall, 9 Chestnut St Enter through door on Cambridge Street, Salem, MA 01970-3107

    Visit Stately Chestnut Street and hear the story of the hall named after General Alexander Hamilton.
    *Anyone wishing to contribute to the restoration of the original 1805 cast iron fence in front of Hamilton Hall may inquire with the guide. Total cost is $70,000.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Pickering House, 18 Broad St, Salem, MA 01970-3144

    Discover the story of the Pickering family that lived in the house that John built from 1660 until 1998.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Ropes Mansion, 318 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970-3257

    It’s not just for Hocus Pocus fans but a house with a storied past.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Witch House, 310 1/2 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970-3257

    How did The Witch House get it’s name? Also a discussion about apotropaic or folk traditional magic and it’s place in daily New England life.

    Duration: 10 minutes
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    Departure Point
    190 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970, USA
    Duration
    2h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • 2-Hour Salem History Walking Tour
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
    • Children 12 and under do not require a ticket.
    • We do not enter buildings on the tour.
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 35 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    This tour provided a perfect introduction to historic Salem and was exactly what we wanted as first-time visitors. Kenneth was a wonderful guide, telling stories about the townspeople, trades and homes, as well as, of course, but not exclusively, the witch trials. He was easy to
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    Response from KennethGlover, Owner at 2-Hour Salem History Walking Tour
    Responded 2 days ago
    Thank you Janet, This review is a great help for me as I consider some of the focus of my tour for the upcoming months. Townspeople and trades. In gratitude, Kenneth
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    I went with my husband and his parents. Kenneth was fantastic and has an immense knowledge about the history of Salem and it's many influential people. An amazing story teller, he did a fantastic job bringing history to life for all of us. We've been on other walking tours in
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    Response from KennethGlover, Owner at 2-Hour Salem History Walking Tour
    Responded 2 days ago
    Thank you Kelli, I enjoyed having the four of you on my tour very much. I’m glad that you all seemed to head back into the McIntire district or towards the Ropes Mansion at the conclusion of the tour. There is always more to see. In gratitude, Kenneth
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    It was such a fun and informative tour. My wife and I have always wanted to visit Salem and this was the perfect way to see and learn about this historic town. Ken was an amazing tour guide and very knowledgeable. I highly recommend.
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    Response from KennethGlover, Owner at 2-Hour Salem History Walking Tour
    Responded 1 week ago
    I’m glad that you and your wife enjoyed Salem and seeing it through my tour. Thank you for taking the time to leave a favorable review. I often hear good comments at the end of the tour but am reticent even adverse to “fishing” for TripAdvisor reviews from those guests. Unless the guest asks me where they can leave a review I will just say thank you. In gratitude, Ken
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    After reading reviews I thought this would be a great tour. We spent the first hour and 15 minutes in the cemetery hearing one awful story after another. I was ready to leave but my friends wanted to stay. Once we started walking around the town it was a little more interesting.
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    Response from KennethGlover, Owner at 2-Hour Salem History Walking Tour
    Responded 1 week ago
    Dear Carla S, I try my best not to be displeasing to any guest. I endeavor to be both informative and engaging. I do not know what I did to earn your displeasure or to be referred to as “the guy” and not by my name. “Did not care for the guy or his style at all.” I cannot dispute your opinion of me or that you found one story awful after another but I will push back on your statement that we spent the first 75 minutes of the tour in the cemetery. We are in the Burial Point cemetery for twenty to thirty minutes depending on the day you visited. What you wrote is a mis-categorization of the time spent before arriving at the cemetery and the length of time spent in the cemetery. ..................................................................................................................................................................... If you should want to message me through this app or through Viator and help me to be clear on the party you were booked with and the date of the tour. I am keen to listen and understand more fully how I failed to meet all of your expectations as guests. I certainly could message you through this app but I would prefer to give you the space and choice to message me. Sincerely, Kenneth Glover
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    Great tour! Educated guide who knew the answers to all our questions, made the tour exciting & obviously enjoyed his job! Salem is such a historical city & it was wonder to learn all we could in a short tour! Great stops at various homes, a graveyard & historical buildings!
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    Response from KennethGlover, Owner at 2-Hour Salem History Walking Tour
    Responded 1 week ago
    Thank you Elizabeth, I appreciate the obvious interest that you had for historic Salem. It is a joy for me to share this city with my guests. In gratitude, Kenneth
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