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Sinister Stories of Salem

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Sinister Stories of Salem, Massachusetts provides day and night time tours. We have either a historical daytime walk or a nighttime walk with spine chilling stories,legends and also spirit mediumship. In the Yule season we offer the also sinister...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
190 Essex St, The Coven’s Cottage, Salem, MA 01970-3705
+1 978-498-4837
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first time ever travelling to salem and I must say that this was the most perfect way to end the night. Upon arriving early I happened to mention that it was a bit chilly out and our tour guide, Krampus, went out...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Desiree F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kenneth was an absolutely brilliant tour guide. The tour was very in-depth and interesting, and we learned not only about Salem's witch-related history but also about the more general history of the village, seeing some of the oldest buildings and some other beautiful scenery and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Kenneth is amazing and is quite into all aspects of Salem. I highly recommend this tour if you only have a short time get a lot of information on what it was like during frontier Salem. We did this tour on a cold and windy...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

This is by far the best tour, our guide was the best, very funny & informative, when i come back ill book another tour

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 70mayraj
KennethDykeGlover, Owner at Sinister Stories of Salem, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2018

I enjoyed the tour that you took on October 31st with me. Thank you also for the photo in the review. My best, Kenneth

Reviewed 2 November 2018

He gives a really nice tour, with extra stories and flair. The weather was really horrible but he kept going and didn't let go of his humor or charm. My preference is for more walking while talking but I know that can be challenging with...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 1 November 2018

learned so much during the tour , walked through salem all the nice buildings and history not just about witches but salem it self , ken funny guy and loves his job , waits for the people lagging behind for pics etc but enjoyed very...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank terry m
Reviewed 30 October 2018

My husband and I went to Massachusetts for our mini moon. I surprised him with this ghost tour. We had SO MUCH FUN. We have been on a few ghost tours and many historical walking tours. This is no cookie-cutter experience. Ken is so authentic....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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KennethDykeGlover, Owner at Sinister Stories of Salem, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

May I wish you a lifetime of love and happiness. Kenneth

Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

This tour is so much fun! Ken is a spectacular guide, with a ton of knowledge and a wonderful personality. We learned about Salem’s founding, the native tribe, the ties to the Revolution, the Salem Witch Trials and even a few tidbits about the film...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Alan M
KennethDykeGlover, Owner at Sinister Stories of Salem, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

In the order of importance to the reader. I agree. If you’re planning to come to Salem in October, arrive early because parking is quite difficult. I’d add that the parking garages on weekends especially fill to capacity by the late morning and often by...More

Reviewed 25 October 2018

Fantastic story telling, wonderful host. Kenneth really reads a crowd and tells relevant stories without being cheesy. He gave a friendly and fun tour with a lot of historical and architectural reference. He is one of the friendliest and sweetest persons I know. His supporting...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 23 October 2018

I have always had an interest in the supernatural. Therefore, I had always longed to visit Salem. In advance, I had purchased tickets to this history walking tour. The main tourist part of the town obviously promotes the witch and supernatural. There were shops selling...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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I am sometimes asked if it’s ok to photograph or videotape on any of the tours. It is indeed ok to take photographs and film moments of the tour. Yes you can! However, accepted phone etiquette has changed greatly through the years because of the ubiquitous presence of smart phone technology. I do not encourage the use of devices for receiving and sending text messages or interacting on social media extensively while on my tour. That always conveys the feeling and message that that person does not wish to participate in the activity of the tour. I ask people to be fully present for the tour I have prepared to give and put down the phone and use it as a camera. Sometime business or family matters follow us on vacation and I understand that. Always if you step away from the group to conclude necessary business/family responsibilities it is never a distraction to me. In 1711, the minister of Salem’s First Church was so disturbed by one parishioner’s excessive texting during his service that he walked out of the meeting house and delivered the rest of his carefully written sermon to horse that was tied up to the meeting house hitching post.
27 July 2018|
Response from KennethDykeGlover | Property representative |
Please use your phone responsibility and politely on the tour you have chosen to participate in with other guests and your host. Let’s make a commitment to be fully present to one another.
18 June 2018|
Response from KennethDykeGlover | Property representative |
The short answer is yes. However I cannot guarantee a space for walk-ons when I have reached my limit from guests who purchase on-line or the tour is sold out on line. However many people purchase at the store that I begin... More