Join our expert storytellers as we enthrall you with the true stories of Salem. With nothing but 5 star reviews, Better Than Fiction is constantly hailed as one of the “most fun” “entertaining” and “amazing” tours in the city. Our tours are not only entertaining, but historically accurate; we understand that history is more than names, dates, and facts. 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. Make us part of your Salem story today!

1692: 

Salem and Witchcraft

The tryals have left a footprint on Salem and the world that still echos 329 years later. Join us on our 90 min walking tour as we visit historic locations and lay the groundwork to explore and unpack what happened in Salem in 1692. We shed light on how a community driven by fear and led by religious ideology and zealot extremism, executed 20 innocent people.

90 min Walking Tour

Runs Twice Daily (Typically)

True Stories of a Strange Salem

 Many people believe in the paranormal, in spirits and djinn, and unknown activity. And while we have reports and evidence of such occurrences all around Salem, it is our history that is truly terrifying. For it is humanity that is the real monster. Join us on our 90 min walking tour as we learn about brutal murders, strange legal battles, secret passages, curses, spiders, and of course, torture.

90 min Walking Tour

Runs Nightly

THE HIGHLIGHT OF OUR TRIP TO NEW ENGLAND

My wife and I did the walking tour of Salem with Better Than Fiction Tours. We were passing through the area and decided to stop in Salem. We booked our tour last minute. Despite the rainy, windy weather Better Than Fiction Tours showed up and delivered an amazing tour. Our guide Jeff was knowledgeable, friendly and enthusiastic to share his knowledge of the events in 1692-1693. I would highly recommend anyone mildly interested in history to spend the afternoon doing a walking tour with Better Than Fiction Tours.

APRIL 2021

RIVETING HISTORICAL EXPERIENCE

Visited Salem for Mother’s Day and decided to do a walking tour. Jeff is a super educated, engaging, and theatrical story teller who took us on a riveting journey through the history of Salem and the witch trial. We learned a ton and got to see the town.

10/10 would recommend. He has a clear passion for Salem and made our trip so much more enjoyable.

MAY 2021

SO INTERESTING!

We recently did the Better than Fiction “True Stories of a Strange Salem” tour, and it was awesome! I am usually not one to enjoy “guided tours” as I normally find them slow moving and boring, however BTF tours has changed my outlook! Jeff was equally as personable as he was knowledgeable. He kept us entertained and laughing the whole time. We are huge Salem enthusiasts and visit quite frequently, yet we still learned a ton about Salem on this tour. I 100% recommend this tour for anyone. Make sure you check them out when you come to Salem!

MAY 2021

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Meeting Point

The alley at

15 Front St

Salem Ma

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