Beyond the Witches: Spooks, Murder & Sinister Hauntings of Salem

Boston, MA

1 hour and 15 minutes
1.8 mi
Guided by Jillian

Most people associate Salem's gruesome past with the witch trials of 1692. What they do not realize is just how many other incidents of scandal, paranormal activity and murder have flooded these streets over the centuries. Come on a walk of historic Salem to investigate the wicked dealings, mischievous spirits and sinister beings lurking in the shadows. You will soon discover a village brimming with stories of kidnapped sailors, greed-fueled murder and desecrated human remains. There is a macabre history beyond Salem's witches.

About Your Guide
I'm a biologist by trade, skeptic by nature, and lover of stories featuring the occult, macabre and cryptic. There is nothing like a great crime story or murder mystery. You can blame it on my New Orleans roots or my pre-med background. Aside from that, I'm totally normal. I swear.

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Guide Points
  1. The House of the Seven Gables
  2. Witch's Brew Cafe
  3. Bung Hole Liquor Store
  4. Murphy's Pub Salem
  5. Wicked Good Books
  6. Gardner-Pingree House
  7. Hawthorne Hotel

About Sidewalk
Sidewalk is an app that provides free, guided walk experiences that can be created by anyone with stories to share about places they know and love.

The app navigates people through a neighborhood walk using GPS turn-by-turn directions, rich imagery and storytelling.