The Night Watchman: Legends & Lantern Tours
















October 26, 27, 29, and 30, 2018

Tour times are: 7:00, 7:15, 7:30, 7:45, 8:00, 8:15, 8:30, 8:45 and 9:00. Tours will leave promptly every 15 minutes.  Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled tour start time. Tours last approximately 1 hour.

Tour Description: BOOOO.  Grab a lantern and let the Salem Night Watchman guide you through Salem’s streets.  From 1774 until 1852,  the town of Salem needed a nightwatchman to keep things safe. From violent Tavern strangers to devastating fires, medical emergencies, and unexplained death, the nightwatchman told tales of unresolved happenings that took place late in to the night. Join us as we wander the dark streets of the village to keep watch over the night.  You never know what may rustle behind a bush or draw you into a dark house.

We will visit several stops in the town, where you will hear these tales of local ghostly legends and learn more history of why the town of Salem needed a Night Watchman!!

Cost: $40 per person, (plus applicable sales tax).

Tour Location: Tours will leave promptly at tour times from the Boys School (corner of Main and Academy Streets).




Boys’ School – Fully ADA accessible, ADA restrooms
Single Brothers House – Fully ADA accessible (street level)
Traveling on rough stone paths, uneven brick surfaces, grass, and asphalt.










 To register online click here.

*Space is limited and pre-registration is required (walk-ups cannot be accommodated). Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a registered/paid adult.  For light rain or drizzle, please bring an umbrella or raincoat. Tour content is suitable for all ages. Please note these tours involve walking on rock and brick paths, as well as staircases.  Tickets are non-refundable unless event is cancelled by Old Salem Museums & Gardens (extreme weather conditions, etc.)

Be sure to check out Autumn Saturday Workshops on Pottery, Broom Making, Portrait Painting, Pewter Spoons, and Hearth Cooking!