Salem Walking Tour

BTF Salem Walking Tour

Superstition, a smallpox epidemic, fear of Native Americans, and bitter rivalries fueled tensions in 17th Century Salem. When a group of young girls claimed that the devil possessed them and then accused some of the local women of witchcraft, fear and superstition gave way to the Salem Witch Trials.


The hysteria wave spread throughout colonial Massachusetts, and a special court convened to hear the cases. By the time it came to an end, there were over 200 people accused of practicing witchcraft, and 20 died by execution. BTF walking tour is a historically accurate and culturally relevant walking tour where storytellers provide entertainment and education, bringing Salem's story to life.


Our Better Than Fiction walking tour offers more than names and dates because stories about real people are often better than fiction. We'll explore some of the most haunted sites in Salem. But it's the stories of human atrocities that are perhaps most frightening.


Our 90-minute Salem walking tour is a 3/4 of a mile stretch that takes you through the most haunted locations in Salem, Massachusetts. There are lots of stops along the way on the BTF walking tour, with photo opportunities and time for a break. You can even bring your dog, but the content might be too graphic for young children.


BTF walking tour is one of the top ten tours in town, according to Tripadvisor. We explore the mysterious and often gruesome history of New England's most well-known 17th-century city. The Salem walking tour explores the combination of influences that spread mass hysteria, resulting in the Salem Witch Trials of 1692.


If you're in the area and want to take a 90-minute Salem witch tour, you can buy tickets online at Better Than Fiction Salem Walking Tours.

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Meeting Point

The alley at

15 Front St

Salem Ma

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