Tours & Programs

Walking Tour - Myths & Misconceptions

This tour seeks to uncover the myths, and debunk any misconceptions you might have about the Salem Witch Trials. This walking tour lasts approximately 1 hour, and includes stops at the Witch Trials Memorial, and the site of the original 17th century Jail.

If you would like to book a private tour* please email KATHRYNR@EssexHeritage.org with your desired date(s)/time(s) and # of people in your party. Please note that we do not offer this tour night, we only offer this tour within the hours of 9:30am-4:30pm. Please give us at least 72 hours notice to book a private tour, and we will try our best to accomodate your group.

For groups of 5 of less their will be a flat tour rate of $60, any groups over 5 people will pay the normal tour rates below.

Adults: $12.00

Seniors (62+): $10.00

Children (6-16): $9.00

Under 6 FREE

PLEASE NOTE: The entire downtown of SALEM is a MASK MANDATORY ZONE, so all participants must wear a mask the entire time of the tour. Please read more about Salem and the COVID-19 regulations here.

 

 

 

DUE TO COVID-19 REGULATIONS A LOT OF OUR 2021 PROGRAMMING LISTED BELOW IS TBD. Check back here for more information or any other changes. 

   

Boat Tour - Bakers Island Light Tours

Join us aboard our landing craft "Naumkeag" and adventure to a place like nowhere else! This 2.5 hour boat tour is a unique offering which allows guests to visit Bakers Island Light Station and explore the 10 acres owned by Essex Heritage with panoramic view of the coast from Boston to Gloucester. Learn more about the tour.  

These tours are done for the season please check back in the Spring of 2020

Adult: $35.00

Children (4-12): $25.00  

(No passengers under 4 years old & no infants; in arms or baby carriers)

Boat Tour - The Misery Island Castaway Tour

This tour is will take you directly to Misery Island. On the way, hear thrilling with tales of the pirates and privateers who sailed these waters. Once on Misery Island, gather clues to hunt for pirate treasure among the island's mysterious ruins. This tour is for all ages (4+).

These tours are done for the season please check back in the Spring of 2020

Adult: $35.00

Children (4-12): $20.00  (No passengers under 4 years old & no infants; in arms or baby carriers)

Boat Tour - The Island Hops Tour

This tour is an early evening 21+ cruise of the Salem Sound islands, and includes a refreshing Notch beer. This narrated tour will give you and up-close look of Eagle Island, Children's Island, Bakers Island, and includes stopping and disembarking on Misery Island. 

These tours are done for the season please check back in the Spring of 2020

Adults (21+ ONLY): $35.00 One beer is included with ticket price with a second available for purchase. (Limit 2 beers per person)

 

Check back in July 2021 for our Fall Programming 

Walking Tour - Soul of Salem

There's more to Salem's Story...Founded in 1626 Salem is best known for the tragic Witch Hysteria of 1692. But with almost 400 years of history to ecplore, being one of America's oldest cities means there is more than just one story to tell! From allegations of black masses to America's first delivieries of black pepper, Salem's seen it all! Join a Victorian costumed guide for a 75 minute stroll through the streets of Salem old and new, and discover the soul of the city while meeting its many varied souls. 

Tours have finished for the season check back in September of 2020 for available times

Adults: $15.00

Seniors (62+): $14.00

Children (6-16): $12.00

Boat Tour - Eerie Stories on Salem Sound 

Join us aboard the vessel "Naumkeag" for storytelling on the Salem Sound, where your crew will entertain you with local folklore and tales of Salem's dark past. Departing from the bustling waterfront and historic maritime district, this 1 hour evening boat tour is a unique offering which allows guests to experience Salem in October like never before. Escape the crowds and take to the sea, where haunting tales and harbor views await! 

Tours have finished for the season check back in September of 2020 for available times

Adult: $25.00

Children (4-12): $18.00  (No passengers under 4 years old & no infants; in arms or baby carriers)

 

Live Theater - Imprisoned! 1692 

Experience the horrors of the Old Witch Gaol (jail), the actualy location where many accused were held during the infamous trials. There's no turning back now. As you step ino the Gaol on the eve of the deadliest night of the Witch Trials, the Jailor will guide you to hear the stories of the convicted and their final pleas. Their fate has been chosen, but is it deserved? We will let you come to your own conclusions.

Shows have been cancelled for 2021, check back in the summer of 2022 for schedule and times

Adults: $15.00

Children (5-12): $10.00