Footsteps Through History Tours

For School Groups

A flexible self-guided tour for your group to visit the historic buildings of Salem and MESDA’s self-guided galleries. The students get to engage with costumed interpreters to learn about Salem in the 18th & 19th centuries. Throughout the day students will be able to compare/contrast life 2oo years ago with life today. See attached Tour Comparison Chart for details; activities vary by day.


  • Available Tuesday – Saturday (9:3o a.m.–4:3o p.m.)
  • Tour takes approximately 3 hours
  • Come when you can, leave when you must scheduling
  • Visit historic buildings of Salem
  • Miksch Garden and House. “From Seed to Soil to Supper”
  • Interact with costumed interpreters
  • Includes visit to the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA) self-guided galleries
  • Minimum to book: 10 students
  • Price: $11 per student, $23 per adult if booked and paid with the school by 3o days prior to tour (otherwise $27 walk-in rate). One (1) complimentary adult per 12 students. Pricing varies during holiday season (NovemberDecember).

Please call 1-800-441-5305 to schedule your tour.

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