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Mass Hysteria, Torture & Harbingers of Doom: Hauntings of The Salem Witch Trials

Boston, MA



1 hour
0.8 mi
Guided by Jillian

Overview
In 1692, the quiet Puritan town of Salem, Massachusetts was rocked by one of the most infamous and terrifying waves of mass hysteria in US history. Mysterious happenings in the woods around town fueled rumors of devil worshipping and hexes. Neighbors accused each other of witchcraft as the town elders sought answers. In the aftermath of the Salem Witch Trials, 20 people were killed, more than 100 imprisoned, and a town was left permanently haunted by residual spirits. Come see the sites, stories and ghosts of the Salem Witch Trials.

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. Salem Witch Trials Memorial
  2. The Old Burying Point: The Hanging Judge
  3. Joshua Ward House
  4. The Lyceum / Turner's Seafood
  5. Howard Street Cemetery
  6. The 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.