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Ride on the Ghosts & Legends Trolley or enjoy a walking tour to get a dose of Salem's witch History.
Your Salem adventure begins at Gallows Hill
Our main show is filled with history, witch lore and more, complete with special effects and startling moments!
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The gallows hill main show, gallows hill salem.
Gallows Hill is Salem’s top rated attraction, exploring the Salem witch trials and more. Filled with history, lore and special effects, The Gallows Hill main show is the perfect stop for the Salem visitor. Special events are available during Haunted Happenings in October, including Ghostly tours and haunted attractions.
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Let’s get to it. Salem abounds in museums and tours. And that’s ok, because it means that there are a lot of places to redirect the masses away from creating what otherwise would be ginormous lines to partake in this, the very best, of all of them. The historical presentation is simply the very best of all we experienced, and we did all the majors. It was not even close. But the tour! Holy moly!! Black Merry Widow is an outrageously funny and entertaining hostess. Most of the tours are a slight upgrade to pamphlets and any of the many small paperback books on the local sights. Gallows Hill is the same information as them all, but it comes with an hour of side-splitting laughs worthy of a comedy House. Kudos to BMW. Kudos to “Daddy” the driver. Kudos to the whole team. Oh. And be careful with your umbrellas. Just sayin…
Reviewing Ghost and Legends Trolley Ride with Black Mary Widow and Jack. Wonderful tour containing great information of Salem. Black Mary Widow made the tour an unforgettable evening she was truly awesome.
As October’s autumnal veil drapes Salem in a morphic mist, the month moves on toward Halloween, or Samhain Eve. And if you can find your way to Lynde Street, the Gallows Hill Theatre awaits you. For framed upon this stage, all within thirty minutes, is a live re-telling of the city’s spectral past; rising far above the tawdry offerings tendered elsewhere in town. And it somehow seems that here, however briefly, you can go home again. For within this small darkened chamber, lies the dream Salem.
They offer a number of different entertainment options. We got the combo ticket that included the “Ghosts and Legends Trolly” and “The Witchcraft and Ghost Experience”. My 9 year old was able to go to both. The Theater show (Ghost Experience) was an outstanding show. A little history, ghost stories brought to life, some mild scares, and great acting. Next we went on the Trolly. Our guide was BMW (Black Mary Widow). My 9 year old and I were in stitches. BMW is awesome. It reminded me of the Boston Duck Tours, but with a creepy/Ghost angle. Got some history, Ghost Stories, and BMW made it REALLY FUN! May family and I would do it again in an instant. Note: They sell out quick, so reserve your spot
I saw the show and took the Ghosts and Legends Trolley Tour with my husband and son the night we arrived in Salem for our pre-Halloween visit. The show was entertaining and informative. We really loved the trolley tour with Black Widow Mary. We enjoyed hearing about the interesting history and legends of Salem, and Black Widow Mary kept us fully engaged with her knowledge of the area, wit, endearing personality, and her exchanges with her daddy who was driving the trolley. My family and I have returned home from our trip and are still talking about this tour. I would highly recommend fitting this tour into your travel itinerary. Fun, fun, fun!
A refreshing experience to a historic town. This trip to Salem started and ended with the best attraction that I have experienced in Salem, and by far the best “haunted” attraction I have seen anywhere!
The BEST Attraction in Salem, No Contest! The show was extraordinary. It was the perfect mixture of history and folklore, and the acting was professional. Nothing else can touch the level of entertainment this place provided. Top notch, all around.
My mother and I booked the trolley tour with the show, and it was definitely the best part of our trip to Salem.I actually expected the show to be cheesy but it was anything but. It fits only a small amount of people but the special effects and stories are both amazing and scary! The Trolley tour was absolutely spectacular, and Black Mary Widow had me laughing non stop. The Trolley tour takes you to sites you wouldnt normally see with other tours, however I strongly recommend doing the tour during the day, as it might be hard to see certain things once it gets too dark. Overall I loved both the show and Trolley tour and highly recommend it to everyone. BMW is HILARIOUS, engaging and if you do book I hope she is your tour guide.
We were talked into trying the Lost Museum walk through. Our tour guide was new and we were his very first group (and I believe the last group of the evening, but i’m not positive) and I WISH I could remember his name, but he was SO funny and awesome. I was surprised, I really WAS anxious and startled a few times, and my mother and son made ME interact with the guide and touch things because they were too scared. It was startling AND hilarious. I was so entertained, I loved it! Again, I wish I could remember his name, but if anyone reading this happens to know, please give him a pat on the back. We then settled in for the show in the theater. I honestly thought it was pretty cute, and a few people near me were pretty startled a few times. I could appreciate that a lot of work goes into the show. Finally we hopped on the Trolley. HILARIOUS. You will find if you’ve been to Salem before, or have been on a Trolley Tour (or walking tour) You will hear a lot of the same ghost stories and historical facts. So it’s up to the guide/narrator to really entertain you in how they tell the tales. Black Mary Widow is very good at what she does. You WILL be entertained. No doubt!
So glad we got tickets for the trolley tour with “Black Mary Widow”. She tells the creepy Salem legends with great skill, like the Baker Island story which she acts out while we see and hear the ocean – it was pretty eerie. Wonderful way to learn about Salem, see some of the sights and enjoy her wicked sense of humor. Loved it!
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Underground Railroad Tours
The docent, dressed as a Salem Quaker, takes passengers back in time to the year 1856. Following the sharing of many stories, the travelers will return to the twenty-first century with a better understanding of the plight of slaves, the working of the Underground Railroad, and the abolitionist movement that flourished in Salem prior to the Civil War. Since the homes are private and entrances not possible, a screen inside the trolley displays over 100 slides of the insides of the homes, the Underground Railroad hiding places, and several abolitionists who lived in or visited them. The slides will also help clarify the historical information presented during the program.
- Length of tour: about 90 minutes
- Cost: $15 per person
- Reservations Recommended: Call 330-337-8514
- Walk-ons are welcome on a first-come first-serve basis if the tour is not full
A minimum of 15 is necessary to conduct the tour.
The tour is subject to cancellation if the minimum is not reached two days before scheduled date.
The Salem Ghost Trolley Tours occur in the fall season and participants are taken out of the downtown area to famous graves and other "haunted" areas. A docent tells true ghost stories about these places and events in and around Salem. Participants should wear good walking shoes as there are occasions that riders exit the trolley to walk around.
- Length of tour: about 75 minutes
- Reservations Recommended: Call 330-205-3923
A minimum of 15 is necessary to conduct the tour. The tour is subject to cancellation if the minimum is not reached two days before scheduled date.
Ghost Walking Tours
In conjunction with our Ghost Trolley Tours, we also offer a Ghost Walking Tour in the fall of each year. During the walks, participants are taken around downtown Salem learning of our city's "haunted" past. Participants should wear good walking shoes. The walk is held rain or shine.
- Cost: $10 per person
Trolley Christmas Lights Trolley Tours
During the Holiday season, the Quakertown Trolley offers rides to view Salem's most decorated homes and businesses.
Yes, You Can Rent Our Trolley
Our beautiful new trolley is available to rent for group tours and special occasions.
- It adds a special flair to your wedding to transport the bridal party to the church or reception area. And yes, we have had wedding ceremonies on the trolley!
- Surprise someone on their birthday with a trolley ride to their party.
- Splurge on your anniversary with your “special someone” at a scenic spot with your favorite picnic food.
- Treat your guests or club members to one of our guided tours with a docent.
- Design your own trolley tour for your family reunion to visit local sites that have been significant to your ancestry.
Our trolley can help you create memories that won’t be forgotten.
Reasonable pricing is based on time and travel. Call us at 330-337-8514 to check pricing and availability.
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Accompany us on Salem's Original ghostly tour and experience why our highly acclaimed lantern-lit stroll has been a "Witch City" institution since 1997. Setting the bench mark for similar tours, Haunted Footsteps Ghost Tour is Salem's preeminent evening activity. Our engaging guides creatively convey Salem's authentic haunted history. Delve into Salem's macabre past as our knowledgable and charismatic guides regale you with true tales of documented paranormal activity, accidental death and centuries old murder
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The Ghosts & Legends Trolley 2021
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7 Lynde Street, Salem , MA 01970
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Board the Ghosts & Legends Trolley and get ready for a thrilling ride as an eerie, sinister and comical guide takes you on a journey through the darkened streets of Salem. Hear stories of witches, ghosts, murder and more. You’ll see The House of the Seven Gables, the old cemetery, Winter Island and much more. Perfect for any age, this frightening, amusing, and entertaining ride sells out quickly, so buy tickets now for this memorable trolley tour! The Black Widow Mary and Jack return this year as your hosts on the Trolley!
Trolley times: 6, 6:30, 7, 7:30 and 8pm. Some times are only available on weekends.
Below is a list of Combo tickets and the entry times.
Main Show Combo ticket times:
- 6 pm Trolley sees the 5:15 show (Arrive at 5 pm)
- 6:30 pm Trolley sees the 5:45 show (Arrive at 5:30 pm)
- 7 pm Trolley sees the 6:15 show (Arrive at 6 pm)
- 7:30 pm Trolley sees the 6:45 show (Arrive at 6:30 pm)
- 8 pm Trolley sees the 7:15pm show (Arrive at 7 pm)
Lost Museum Combo ticket times:
- 6 pm Trolley enters The Lost Museum between 5 and 530pm. (Arrive at 5 pm)
- 6:30 pm Trolley enters The Lost Museum between 5:45 and 6pm. (Arrive at 5:45 pm)
- 7 pm Trolley enters The Lost Museum between 6 and 630pm. (Arrive at 6pm)
- 7:30 pm Trolley enters The Lost Museum between 6:45 and 7pm. (Arrive at 6:45 pm)
- 8 pm Trolley enters The Lost Museum between 7 and 730pm. (Arrive at 7 pm)
TRIPLE TICKET times:
- 6 pm Trolley enters The Lost Museum between 4:30 and 4:45pm. Show at 5:15 (Arrive at 4:15pm)
- 6:30 pm Trolley enters The Lost Museum between 5 and 5:15pm. Show at 5:45 (Arrive at 4:45pm)
- 7 pm Trolley enters The Lost Museum between 530 and 5:45pm. Show at 6:15 (Arrive at 5:15pm)
- 7:30 pm Trolley enters The Lost Museum between 6pm and 6:15pm. Show at 6:45 (Arrive at 5:45pm)
- 8 pm Trolley enters The Lost Museum between 6:15 and 6:45pm. Show at 7:15 (Arrive at 6pm)
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Ride the Red Trolley! Established in 1982. Salem’s original trolley. One-hour narrated historical tour. Special evening tour: Tales & Tombstones, (Thursday-Sunday). Tickets are available online. Reservations required.
Tales & Tombstones Visit scenes of grisly murders and ghastly executions; hear tales of ghosts, Salem’s haunted hotels and restaurants, long-forgotten underground passageways, ancient curses, and legends of ghost ships and haunted islands.
During the month of October the Trolley meets on Brown Street on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays thru the end of the month along with Monday, October 10th
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If you dare venture through the historic and haunted neighborhoods of Salem, be sure you’re escorted by one of the many knowledgeable tour guides listed below.
Better Than Fiction Salem Walking Tours
Meeting Point: The alley at 15 Front St. Our tours are not only entertaining, but historically accurate. We weave together the past and the present to provide a greater, more comprehensive understanding of historical events, providing entertainment and education through the art of storytelling and the spoken word. Better Than Fiction Tours
Bewitched Historical Tours
Tours depart from the Bewitched in Salem store, 180 Essex St. (978) 498-4061 Join us for a journey back through time to uncover the real history of Salem. With a local historian as your guide, you’ll venture right through the heart of Witch City, stopping at over a dozen locations along the way. Bewitched Historical Tours
Black Cat Tours
Phone: 978-239-9145 Charter and Essex Street next to the Peabody Essex Museum Salem Black Cat Tours offers a unique adventure that delves into the true history of the city and its legacy of terrifying hauntings. Our guides are master storytellers, and will immerse you in the fascinating tales of the city where great stories begin! Tours start off at 8pm for our evening ghostly tour. Black Cat Tours
Essex National Heritage Walking Tours
Salem Visitor Center, 2 New Liberty St. Myths & Misconceptions Walking Tour – This tour seeks to uncover the myths, and debunk any misconceptions you might have about the Salem Witch Trials. Tragedy & Triumph: True Tales from Salem’s Past Walking Tour – Join a Victorian costumed guide for an 80 minute stroll to discover the True Tales, from allegations of black masses to America’s first deliveries of black pepper. Information and Tickets
Ghost And Legends Trolley Tour
Board the Salem Trolley and get ready for a thrill ride as an eerie and sinister guide takes you on a journey through the darkened streets of Salem. Hear stories of witches, ghosts, murder and more as your guide weaves eerie tales and gets dangerously close. You’ll see The House of the Seven Gables, the old cemetery, Winter Island and much more. Ghosts And Legends Trolley Tour 978-825-0222
Haunted Neighborhood Tours
282-288 Derby St. 978-740-2929. The Haunted Neighborhood hosts the longest-running and best-value walking tour in Salem, MA – The Candlelit Ghostly Walking Tour and the most unique live experience, Within a Witch Hour Spellcasting. Haunted Neighborhood Tours
Mahi-Mahi Halloween Cruises & Boo!s Cruises
Pickering Wharf – Derby and Congress Streets – (978) 825-0001 Haunted Happenings Cruise: See a different side of Salem in October! A great mix of sea-faring folklore, Halloween tunes, complementary tarot card readings, face painting and gorgeous views of the coast! Halloween Boo!s Cruise: Grab your best Halloween costume and your dancing shoes. Featuring DJ Noel Snow and a costume contest, the Boo!s Cruise is your new favorite floating dance party! Schedules and Reservations
Salem Historical Tours
Salem Historical Tours is home to Haunted Footsteps Ghost Tour: Salem’s first and finest ghostly stroll. Established in 1997, we are the oldest permanent walking tour company in Salem, Massachusetts. We offer a variety of tours that appeal to every visitor’s interests, from Colonial witchcraft to Salem’s macabre haunted history. Established in 1997 by lifelong local resident, author and college educator Leah Schmidt, we are proud to provide guests with historically accurate tours which entertain as well as educate. 978.745.0666 Salem Historical Tours
Salem Kids Tours
978-766-1103. We are Salem’s one and only walking tour for children and families. Salem Kids Tour meets at 185 Essex St. Slightly Spooky Tour meets at 316 Essex St. Salem Kids Tours
Salem Night Tour
978-741-1170. “Haunt and History Tour” Join the adventure every night at 8pm, our licensed guides lead you through legends, history and the infamous hysteria of 1692. This is a walking tour of downtown Salem, at a comfortable pace so dress accordingly. The Salem Night Tour is largely attended so reservations are strongly suggested. For tickets, reservations and information about other tours: Salem Night Tour
Salem Smugglers’ Tour
Come on one of our three tours filled with laughs, pirates, and ghosts. A Salem walking tour and a truly unique Salem ghost tour illuminating the history of our ancient smuggling tunnels built by our founding fathers within the Federalist Party and their ghosts. Also along the way on this Salem walking tour we will show you the haunted buildings connected to the tunnels for a truly haunted ghost tour! Ghost stories mixed with smuggling and illicit politics! 978-578-9238 Salem Smugglers’ Tour
Salem Trolley Tour
The Salem Trolley provides visitors with a narrated one hour tour and all day shuttle service through beautiful and historic Salem. Explore Salem’s witchcraft trials of 1692 or travel beyond the witchcraft hysteria into the fascinating realm of Salem’s literary and maritime history. (978) 744-5469 Salem Trolley Tour
Salem Witch Walk
Crow Haven Corner, 125 Essex St. (978) 666-0884 Join real Salem Witches in a magic circle and learn the truth about Witchcraft as you stroll through the mysteries of our bewitching seaport! Visit enchanting sites, learn about charms, spells, and hexes, and even stand in one of America’s oldest graveyards. Every guest receives a magic crystal blessed by a Salem Witch! Additional tours in October, Hex, 246 Essex St. Salem Witch Walk
Take a trip through the dark side of Salem’s sinister past, to the actual locations of the infamous witch trials! Expect to be AMAZED by the large amount of documented Paranormal Activity! Visit real haunted locations, including what may be the most haunted cemetery in the country! Hear tales of vampirism- historic and today! Do real, live Vampires still lurk in the shadows of the this seaport town?! Discover the mysterious secrets of voodoo, the startling root of the Salem Witch Hysteria! At the site of the original witch dungeon you may even encounter the specters of the accused. Spellbound Tours 978-740-1876
Tales of Salem: Halloween Tours
Halloween tours, Candyland tours and Haunted Halloween tours are offered. You will visit historic houses and buildings along Salem’s Heritage Trail, while also stopping at businesses that help make Halloween possible here in Salem. Your guide, J.P., has several years of experience working in the historic cities of Salem and Boston. He’s conducted a multitude of tours on various subjects and is enthusiastic about giving Halloween tours in Salem. Tales of Salem: Halloween Tours
Witch City Walking Tours
781-608-6986. Discover how Salem became a world-class seaport, creating some of the wealthiest families in America and America’s first millionaire. Stroll the cobblestone lined streets, taking in some of the most stunning 17th and 18th century colonial architecture. Or, if you like to be scared, get chills down your spine hearing ghastly tales of ghosts, macabre murders and true crime stories in Salem’s history. Witch City Walking Tours
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Salem’s Lone Trolley
The Salem Trolley is the best way to see Salem and to experience the Witch City’s unique and colorful past. Since 1982, Salem Trolley has set the standard for sightseeing tours and exceptional transportation north of Boston.
The Salem Trolley provides visitors with a narrated one hour tour and all day shuttle service through beautiful and historic Salem. Explore Salem’s witchcraft trials of 1692 or travel beyond the witchcraft hysteria into the fascinating realm of Salem’s literary and maritime history.
Our eight mile ride around the city takes you past the Charter Street Burial Ground, the House of the Seven Gables, Witch Dungeon Museum, Salem Witch Museum, the historic waterfront area and other locations, including Chestnut Street considered to be one of the most beautiful streets in America.
Your professional driver and talented local tour guide will entertain you with factual history and interesting tidbits about Salem. Feel free to get off and on at any of our 13 stops throughout the day and view Salem at your leisure, using our trolley as a convenient shuttle service.
So, when you’re ready to see Salem, Ride the Red Trolleys! Salem’s Original Trolley Tour.
- Website: http://www.salemtrolley.com/
- Address: 8 Central St Salem, MA 01970
- Phone: (978) 744-5469
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Salem Night Ghost Tours
Operating Hours: Mon 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Tue 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Wed 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Thu 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Fri 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Sat Closed Sun Closed
I’ve seen the trolley go around Salem since I moved here 5 years ago and finally this summer did some of the more touristy things. The main reason I got out and tried it was because it was free for Salem residents for a month! One reason I really enjoyed it both times was that it gave a lot of history that many tourist rush past as they go to the hokey witch things in town. Salem was THE major seaport of the early 1800s and so much of that era still exists around town. I don’t want to spoil the ride but as a Salem resident you will be able to appreciate your town so much more having heard some of the non-witch history. Its a great option to use in order to get from the Willows back to the parking garage and allows you to get on and off all day. I found the tour guides very informative and the 2 different ones we had told different stories. Keep in mind there isn’t a lot of room for strollers and you will have to hold infants but they enjoyed it as well! Great option for tourists and great option for Salem residents that want to play tourist for the day!
One of our favorite, kitschy things to do on vacations is to go on tours. This tour, however, was really, really terrible. I wish we had picked another tour company. The tour guide was clearly reading from a script, and couldn’t answer any specific questions that people had. The information that was provided was also suspect from what I was able to learn prior to arriving in Salem. We went on Halloween. I can understand that tours are probably sold out well in advance and that most people are there to get very (very) drunk. We were there to experience Salem. It was something I had always wanted to do, and we thought this might have been a fun way to get some history. It was a big ole waste of money
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Ghosts & Legends Trolley Tour too dark to appreciate
I took my 16 year old niece for the Ghosts and Legends tour and was not very impressed. First off $22.00 per person for a half hour tour around Salem in the dark is a little steep in my opinion. Parking is very difficult and I took my chances on the street and thank goodness I was not towed! The tour guide, Black Mary Widow was period-dressed, entertaining and engaging; however it would have been much better if when the trolley stopped at the historic sites, the guide illuminated the site described with a lantern or flashlight. It would have been better than just pointing at the site in the dark from the trolley. It was too dark on the 10/16 tour at 715pm to appreciate the sites and we left terribly disappointed with our experience. I felt really bad for the folks in the back of the trolley as they had open air windows covered by a roll of plastic and couldn’t see anything until they rolled it up, which was quite an effort on their part I might add. It would also be nice and an inexpensive token if passengers were provided a map of the areas described on the tour as a souvenir. We talked about going back in the daytime and maybe including a show or the museum next time so we feel that we got our money’s worth. The architectural designs encountered in Salem are breath-taking and worth a trip back in the sunlight in and of itself! Notably the eclectic, organic café we stopped at to enjoy tea and chocolate after the tour. Business owners in the area should “team-up” for the holidays and provide offers to each other’s locations with food, drink or other types of discounts and promotions so travelers can explore more of the area when leaving an attraction and truly appreciate what the city has to offer.
the whole place was clean and very well set up. the lobby has alot of information and the show is a combination of scary, funny and informational. plus the cost isnt horrible either
I love this show. We go to Salem every year for our anniversary, this was the first year we brought our kids with us, and they loved the show as well. They especially like the bubbles that glow.
The theatrical performance was awesome! The lobby displays were super cool but there were just a few. The ladies that worked there were so nice and offered to take photos of our group. Hellboy and George the Zombie outside were quite entertaining and friendly. There was a gentleman doing face painting, and we are talking professional movie quality work. After he got done with me, the rest of the day people were stopping me and asking to get photos with me! That truly made my day and night so much more fun! I definitely recommend Gallows Hill!
The museum part was so interesting to visit. It had many exhibits to see and learn about. The production was really a fun show, scary too. We were in a very small crowd and it made it even scarier. If you get to go, do so its well worth it.
This is worth visiting. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Got to watch a short interactive play about legends of places in Salem that are haunted. Was amazing how awesome the effects were during this play.