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Salem Black Cat Tours

185 Essex St, Between Charter and Essex Street next to the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA 01970-3726
+1 978-239-9145
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Great history and ghost tour

Daniel our guide was outstanding. He was friendly and very knowledgable. I have to apologize to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
clpjr2000
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Cleveland, Ohio
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A historical treat!

We spent the day in Salem and the best part was this tour. Daniel was super versed in Salems... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
schexRN
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Kaplan, Louisiana
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We offer unique adventures that explore the true history of Salem and its legacy of terrifying hauntings. Our guides do more than just share the facts with you, they are master storytellers, immersing you in the fascinating tales of the Witch City, where great stories begin! Historic and Supernatural tours offered daily!
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  • Very good6%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
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“night tour” (14 reviews)
“great tour” (24 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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185 Essex St, Between Charter and Essex Street next to the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA 01970-3726
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+1 978-239-9145
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Daniel our guide was outstanding. He was friendly and very knowledgable. I have to apologize to him as he deserved a bigger tip but I had what i had then just one large bill. The story telling method he used and delivery made for a...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent the day in Salem and the best part was this tour. Daniel was super versed in Salems history. This tour is cheaper than some, but not shabby. Hits all major places in the city. We had a blast and learned lots of new...More

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Lara F, Owner at Salem Black Cat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review! We make a point of keeping our prices low to make certain that anyone who wants to learn about Salem's history does not feel like they have to skip other things that they want to experience because of...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the evening tour with Daniel and had a great time. He is incredibly knowledgeable about Salem, not only regarding the witch trials but history, commerce, trade, and individuals through to present day. The tour was a good mix of history and the more...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Due to time restraints we had to take a day time historical walking tour as the ghost tours were not offered during the day we visited. Daniel was an extremely knowledgeable, likable and professional guide. He knows his history for sure. As newbies to the...More

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Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

Fantastic ghost tour! Fun, spooky, engaging, and well-researched. During my visit, I tried a historical tour earlier in the day with a different company, where I asked about the name of the Native people who lived on the land before the colonists, but that guide...More

2  Thank Em_Jackson401
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Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Very informative. Not to spooky but spooky enough. Had a good time even in the rain. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable.

2  Thank Nancy B
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

This is the second time we have done this tour with Daniel. It was very fun and informative. We learned different things this time compared to the first time. He does a fantastic job sharing history as well as personal ghost stories. I would highly...More

2  Thank Nicole S
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Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

I’ve done a few tours of Salem; from purely historical to ghost and supernatural focused, and this one was a good blend of both. Not sure if the day tour is more historical, but my husband and I did the night Ghost Tour with Daniel,...More

2  Thank DeFeo0518
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Reviewed 4 November 2017

I booked a ghost tour with Black Cat Tours the Saturday before Halloween, so basically the busiest day of the year for Salem. Although the streets were ridiculously crowded, we still had a great time! I found our tour guide very confident and well versed...More

1  Thank OliveJZ
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Reviewed 31 October 2017

Best tour we did out of the ones we did in Salem! Daniel was awesome! Great storyteller a lot of detail and history on his tour. It didn't feel long and drawn out like the others. I recommend that you do this tour on your...More

2  Thank Shaunna S
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Sara N
2 October 2016|
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Response from Jennifer E | Reviewed this property |
I took my son who just turned 8 at the time and he loved it. Learned so much and still talks about it. So much so we are going again at the end of this month :)
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Michelle W
2 October 2015|
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Response from Lara F | Property representative |
Thank you for contacting us! The MBTA currently runs trains out of Salem to Boston until 10:39 on the weekends. This should give you plenty of time to make it to the station after your tour.
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