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Dark History: Murder and Maritime History

Salem, United States
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2 hoursMobile & paper tickets accepted

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.

What's Included

  • Local Guide
  • Entry/Admission - Salem Common
  • Entry/Admission - Essex Street Pedestrian Mall
  • Parking

What To Expect

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

The Location

Where To Go

Coon's Card & Gift Shop, 226 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970, USA


Salem, United States

Return details

Derby Wharf, Salem, MA 01970, USA


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My daughter and I both...

Angela | Oct 2020

My daughter and I both really enjoyed the tour. Maria was fantastic! She was very knowledgeable and very funny.
I would highly recommend it!

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


Dark History: Murder and Maritime History

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