Dark History: Murder and Maritime History

Follow your local guide on a unique walking tour that blends stories of Salem’s most famous murders with the maritime history that shaped-and in some cases twisted, Salem. Your tour includes stops at the Gardner-Pingree House, the Salem Maritime Historic Site, and an exploration of the beautiful architecture in the Salem Common district, famed for its mansions built from maritime money. We will uncover some of Salem’s murky maritime past, with Its gilded façade built on illegal activity and slavery. Along the way, we will step back into Salem’s history to hear stories of macabre murders. Because of the graphic nature of the subject matter, this tour is 18+. All tours meet outside of Coon’s Card and Gift Shop.

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  • What's included :
    • Local Guide
    • Entry/Admission - Salem Common
    • Entry/Admission - Essex Street Pedestrian Mall
    What's excluded :
    • Parking
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Salem Common, Washington Sq, Salem, MA 01970

    We will tour the common and see the surrounding mansions

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Essex Street Pedestrian Mall, Salem, MA

    We will tour the East India Fountain and recount tales of murder and maritime as we make our way toward the waterfront

    Duration: 10 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Coon's Card & Gift Shop, 226 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970, USA
    Return Detail :
    Derby Wharf, Salem, MA 01970, USA
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    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Secrets of Salem Tours

Activity ID: V-122913P2

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