Rise of the 1% Tour and the 'Clue' Murder Mystery Tour in the Fall. Plus new NJ Pine Barrens Tour!
The Rise of the 1% Private Tour
Do you want to bring your family on just another witch tour in Salem? Or do you want a truly different experience which will entertain and make you look at the world differently after learning about how Salem was one of the oldest and most prosperous cities in the Nineteenth century which shaped how our government works....with the rich?
The first 1% in America included a serial killer who was the head of John Quincy Adams political party and the inspiration for the game Clue; a murder spree that started with the Congressman who brought the first elephant (the Stoned Elephant) to America and ended with the mysterious poising of President William Harrison. Also included in the original 1% was his brother-in-law Joseph Story whose opinions within the Supreme Court laid the groundwork for the rest of the 1%.
We will share one-percenter stories of the 19th century drug czar who founded the Forbes fortune who took over Baring Brothers & Co. and 2/3rds of the Bank of England through his nephews. Learn about the man from Salem who looked like Scrooge that created JP Morgan & Co. and laid the foundation of our national bank and groundwork for a new depression which crashed our country every 20 years. The amazing truth we will share how JP Morgan Jr. and Jane Norton Grew merged two dynasties from Salem and the national banks of America and England at the creation of the Federal Reserve. The hidden history of how men of Salem led a northern secession attempt during the War of 1812 for the Bank of England that failed horribly at the Hartford Convention due to ridiculously bad timing.
Tales of how America's first one percent funded many of the inventions we now take for granted. Inventors like Nikola Tesla. You might have to bring one of Salem's most famous inventions, the #2 pencil, to take notes of all the secrets we have to share with you! Tour is based on the books Salem Secret Underground: The History of the Tunnels in the City and Sub Rosa written by your tour guide.
All of this was made possible by three miles of smuggling tunnels!
Book a ticket for the most original and underground Salem walking tour!
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday at 8pm | Private Tours up to 4 people | $150 | Book a Week in Advance | Call or email for larger groups
September and October: Fridays at 8pm | Private Tours for 1-4 people | $150 | Book a Week in Advance | Call or email for larger groups
Salem: More Than Witches!!!
The first 1% in America included a serial killer who was the head of John Quincy Adams
The 'Clue' Murder Mystery Tour: Fall Only
Hey! Do you want to be that person who your friends and family will thank for years to come for that exciting time in Salem? To be the person who found a tour that was far more fun than the random witch tour which gave you the real impact of Salem's history and had you solve a real murder while playing Clue?
Then we welcome you to Salem to solve a famous murder that touched upon the most powerful people in our government at the time. The murder of Captain Joseph White. The most infamous murder of the 19th century. The murder that inspired the movie and game called Clue and Edgar Allan Poe's Tell-Tale Heart.
Come solve this ancient murder. Each person on the tour will get 3 weapons and 10 suspects cards to play along with the group. As in the game Clue, you will be able to guess who committed the murder and how. The room we know; Captain Joseph White (Mr. Body) was murdered in his bed, but is that the complete story? Will you be able to solve the murder?
This Halloween season come on the most fun Salem walking tour and try out your sleuthing skills!
Tour is based on the books Salem Secret Underground: The History of the Tunnels in the City , Murder on the Common, and Sub Rosa written by your tour guide.
Can you solve the real murder the Clue was based on while walking through Salem?
3PM and 8PM on Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Public and Private Tours | Tour last 2hrs.
Private Tours of 1-4 people during the week.
Public Tours on weekends up to 50.
Salem: More Than Witches!!!
The Details for your Private
Rise of the 1% Tour: Your private tour is for you and three other people. During times of the pandemic we ask for you to wear your mask (Salem regulation in the park). We do offer tours for larger groups, just email us for the particulars. Usually it is $30 per additional person. Children under 14 are free and are not included in the amount of tour guests that you have purchased for.
Rise of the 1% Location: We meet on the Salem Common on the circle of cobblestones closest to the Hawthorne Hotel's main entrance.
Murder Mystery Tour:Your private tour is for you and three other people. During times of the pandemic we ask for you to wear your mask (Salem regulation in the park). We do offer tours for larger groups, just email us for the particulars. Usually it is $30 per additional person. Children under 14 are free and are not included in the amount of tour guests that you have purchased for. Our weekend public tour is for you and all of your friends you can spread the word to.
Murder Mystery Tour Location: We meet on the Custom House steps on Derby Street.
Please arrive ten minutes before the tour. We go out in all weather and we do not provide refunds; though you are welcome to reschedule your tour at any time through the year with a week's notice (sometimes we can do the next day).
The route is flat and easy to manage with many benches along the way. It can get pretty muddy if it rains though, so be prepared.
Also, after you take our Rise of the 1% Tour and you are still interested in the history of Salem, we can offer you a custom tour around either the architecture (Then and Now), the Witch Hysteria Roots, the Underground Railroad, HP Lovecraft, or an above ground tour of the routes of the tunnels filled with images on our tablet.
Salem: More Than Witches!!!
For a truly private tour...we offer several self-guided tours of Salem and the Gold Coast to the north on Cape Ann. Our multimedia tours are Google Maps enabled providing times between stops and easy directions. Each stop has a descriptive history, interpretive images, audio, video, and links for more info. All of our tours are compatible on your Android, iPhone, tablet, and laptop.
Tours start at $5 a download.
CLICK BELOW FOR DESCRIPTIONS ON OUR VARIOUS SELF-GUIDED TOURS: