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The Witch City - Salem and Marblehead

by Gray Line Boston
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Highlights

  • Full immersion into history & myths of the 1692 witch trials

  • Fascinating exhibits at the Salem Witch Museum

  • Nathaniel Hawthorne's famed House of Seven Gables

  • Free time to explore historic maritime sites & landmarks

  • Chance to see Archibald Willard's iconic Spirit of '76

Highlights

  • Full immersion into history & myths of the 1692 witch trials

  • Fascinating exhibits at the Salem Witch Museum

  • Nathaniel Hawthorne's famed House of Seven Gables

  • Free time to explore historic maritime sites & landmarks

  • Chance to see Archibald Willard's iconic Spirit of '76

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The Witch City - Salem and Marblehead

Activity Location

Salem Witch Museum

19 1/2 N. Washington Square

Salem 01970

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Gray Line Ticket Office - Transportation Building

    8 Park Plaza

    Boston 02116


Description

Home to ethereal occurrences, tragic trials, and strange rumors of the supernatural for centuries, Salem's past is sure to draw you under its captivating spell. Delve into the diabolical legends of Salem's infamous, 17th-century witch hunts and soak up the bewitching charm of this seaside city.

Leave Boston behind and take a short ride to Marblehead, the birthplace of the United States Navy, to see Archibald Neal Willard's emblematic painting Spirit of ‘76. From here, continue to Salem; a wealth of witchcraft-themed sights and enchanting maritime culture awaits you.

For a dramatic look at the witch trials of 1692, step into the imposing stone building that houses the Salem Witch Museum. Learn about vexing witch stereotypes throughout the ages, from Hansel and Gretel to the Wicked Witch of the West, and consider the dark historical phenomenon of witch hunts.

Alternately, step into the literary world of Nathaniel Hawthorne at the House of Seven Gables. His novel of the same name was inspired by this gloomy and imposing wooden mansion. Tour the house's 8,000-square-foot (740-sq-m) expanse and learn about the individuals who called this fabled structure home.

Before you return to Boston, pass some time in Salem Harbor. Once the largest seaport in the United States, this National Historic Site includes the Custom House, the Derby Wharf, and other fascinating vestiges of the shipping industry.


Inclusions

  • Guided full-day excursion to Salem

  • Discounted admission to The Salem Witch Museum or The House of Seven Gables

  • Live tour commentary provided in English

  • Roundtrip transportation to and from select Boston hotels


Exclusions

  • Admission fees to attractions and museums along the trolley route

  • Meals, snacks, and beverages


Know Before You Book

  • Children 4 and younger are complimentary provided they do not occupy a seat.

  • Abbott Hall is closed on Sundays.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.


The Witch City - Salem and Marblehead ratings based on 14 Verified Reviews

4.5 out of 5

5/5 Sep 29, 2019

Such a wonderful day trip to Salem. Had plenty of time to visit the sites, enjoyed a visit to the House of the Seven Gables, and even got to see filming locations for Hocus Pocus - just perfect! Great guide on the bus, as well as nice drivers. I'd definitely recommend this tour.