Nightwatchman Halloween Tours

Friday, October 25, 2019 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

October 25, 26, 29, and 30, 2019











October 25, 26, 29, and 30, 2019

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

Way more interesting than made-up stories of ghosts, you will walk the dark streets, visit several stops in the town, and hear records taken from the actual history journals of the Night Watchman!!

Cost: This fundraising event helps supports operations and education of the 45,000 school children who visit Old Salem. $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
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.)

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