The Witch City Tour offers an interesting and educational experience to understanding one of the most compelling, tragic eras in American history. You'll visit Abbott Hall in Marblehead — birthplace of the American Navy and home to the original "Spirit of 76" painting. Next, it's the Salem Witch Museum where you travel back to 1692 for a history lesson told by life-size figurines, lighting, and narration. If you opt to bypass the museum, visit nearby Salem Common Park, the Salem Visitor Center, or hop aboard the Salem Trolley and travel to other nearby spots such as The Burying Point or the Witch Trials Memorial.
Your next stop is for a delicious meal and unique shopping opportunities in the quaint village of Pickering Wharf. As your journey continues, you'll travel past Hawthorne's Custom House — made infamous in the book, "The Scarlet Letter." Finally, you'll see the House of the Seven Gables, the oldest surviving mansion in New England and the inspiration for the novel by author Nathaniel Hawthorne.
The tour does not include lunch; however, there are numerous dining options at Pickering Wharf such as Bella Luna Cafe, The Essex Room, Finz, The Rockmore Drydock, and Victoria Station. Participants of the tour are welcome to bring a lunch along if they'd prefer.
Tour Sights Include:
- Abbott Hall in Marblehead
- Salem Witch Museum
- Downtown Salem
- Pickering Wharf
- Hawthorne's Custom House
- House of the Seven Gables
*Admission to House of the Seven Gables, Hawthorne's Custom House, and Salem Witch Museum are not included in tour price, but discounts are offered.