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Haunted Salem

Haunted Salem

Salem, the "Witch City", is best known for the infamous witch trials of 1692. More than 200 people were accused of practicing witchcraft (the Devil's magic) and 20 were executed. Eventually, the colony admitted the trials were a mistake and compensated the families of those convicted. Since then, the story of the trials has become synonymous with paranoia and injustice, and it continues to beguile the popular imagination more than 300 years later.

Salem was the capital of the Massachusetts Bay Colony from its founding in 1626. By the end of the 18th century, Salem was a prosperous shipping center. Ships from this port brought back rare and costly cargoes from around the world. Many handsome old homes in the area are reminiscent of the seafaring days. Salem is best known for the infamous witch trials of 1692. We will learn about this horrific time in our history through tours, museum stops, and even a theatrical performance depicting the trials.


  • Quincy Market

  • Ghosts and Gravestones Trolley Tour

  • Omni Parker House

  • Guided Salem Tour

  • House of the Seven Gables

  • Salem Witch Museum

  • Haunted Happenings Cruise

  • Real Pirates - Pirate and Witch Experience

  • Old Sturbridge Village

  • 3 Meals Included

  • Motorcoach Transportation

  • Hotel Accommodations

  • Requires Extended Amounts of Walking

Day 1

Sit back and enjoy the scenery as we head towards Boston to Quincy Market. Here you will be able to get dinner before we board the Ghosts and Gravestones Trolley Tour of Boston. Hear all about Boston's darker side! In a city nearly four hundred years old - troubled with war, murderers, strife, and the occasional bout of stray molasses, it is hardly any wonder that Boston remains one of the most haunted cities in America and stories of the glory days of Colonial Boston only scratch the surface of Boston's darker side. Venture to the site of the biggest grave-robbing scandal in New England's history...ask yourselves "Are you afraid to be buried alive?". Walk atop Boston's largest unmarked burying ground and hear tales of the tortures, punishments, and executions that took place there and see Boston's most haunted hotel - the Omni Parker House. After the trolley tour we will check-in to our lodging for the next two nights.

Day 2

Following breakfast we will meet our guide and travel to Salem for a day of touring. We will first visit the House of the Seven Gables. In 1668 Captain John Turner build a house that has become one of the most famous structures in American history. This home inspired author Nathaniel Hawthorne to write his famous novel The House of Seven Gables. Following free time for lunch on your own, we will then visit the Salem Witch Museum to witness the testimony of the hysterical girls, the suffering of the blameless victims, and the decisions of the fanatical judges who sent innocent people to their deaths. The presentation is based on actual trial documents. Through the 13 stage sets, you will enter the web of lies and intrigue of the Salem Witch Hunt, one of the most enduring true stories in American History. You will have some free time in Salem before our next activity, where we will embark on a Haunted Happenings Cruise. This fun-filled 75-minute cruise includes tarot readings and live stories of local pirates, haunted islands, and living sea monsters! Full bar and fresh eats onboard! We will end this exciting evening with dinner at a local restaurant before returning to our lodging. We will return to the hotel later this evening.


Day 3

After breakfast we travel back to Salem to the Real Pirates - Pirate and Witch Experience. Immerse yourself in the stories of Real Pirates! The experience features the true tale of 'Black Sam' Bellamy - the richest and one of the youngest pirate of all time, and Maria Hallett, the love of his life and so-called 'Witch of Wellfleet'. Learn about the sinking of the Whydah Pirate ship and see the world's only fully authenticated pirate treasure ever discovered. Next, we depart for Old Sturbridge Village. This living museum located in Sturbridge, Massachusetts, recreates life in rural New England during the 1790s through 1830s. It is the largest living museum in New England, covering more than 200 acres. Our arrival back in Pennsburg will be later this evening.


Please note

Our intention is to run each tour as originally planned and published. However, if deemed necessary to do so, Perkiomen Tours reserves the right to make changes to tour components, schedules or itineraries without prior notification.

Tips for Perkiomen motorcoach drivers and tour escorts are not included in the price of this tour. We feel that these gratuities should be extended on an individual basis and dictated by the level of service provided.

Motorcoach seating is assigned at the time of reservation but cannot be guaranteed. Although we do our best to keep each traveler in the seat assigned at the time of reservation, there are times that it is necessary to move seat locations. Please be sure to verify your final seat number(s) with your driver at the time of boarding. Historically, daily seat rotation was practiced on most multi-day tours. We have suspended this practice for a period of time. Seat rotation will be explained by your driver or tour escort if reinstated.

Perkiomen Tours recommends that you consider purchasing Travel Insurance for your tour. Travel Insurance is purchased directly by you from a third-party of your choice. One option is Travel Safe Insurance. You can purchase insurance directly from Travel Safe through our website.

To fully participate in this tour may require extended amounts of walking. There may be steps, inclines, uneven surfaces or extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitation should take this into consideration.

CB=Continental Breakfast, D=Dinner

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details Times
Allentown - Motorcoach Calvary Temple Church
3436 Winchester Rd., Allentown, PA 18104
Easton - Motorcoach William Penn Hwy Park & Ride near Pole A-10
Route 33, Easton, PA
Pennsburg - Motorcoach Perkiomen Tours Office
875 Main St, Pennsburg, PA 18073
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