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Haunted History

Haunted History

Boston & Salem, MA

Haunted History

  • Boston & Salem, MA

  • October 26-November 2, 8 Days, 10 Meals

 

NEW FOR 2020! You asked for it and we delivered! Let's head east to examine Colonial Salem and an interesting time in our nation's history. Along the way, bonus stops in Boston and Niagara Falls, too!

Day 1

The adventure begins this morning as you travel through Indiana and Ohio, before stopping in Youngstown, OH.

Day 2

SCRANTON AFTER DARK: The Electirc City comes alive as a guide from the Lackawanna Historical Society shares the tales of mayhem and mysterious happenings on this downtown walking tour.

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Day 3

QUINCY MARKET / FENUIL HALL: Get to know the heart of Boston at this historic market filled with shops, food, booths, pushcarts, and street performers.

GHOSTS & GRAVESTONES TROLLEY TOUR: Learn how underground tunnels, unmarked graves, public executions, grave robberies, a day of darkeness, and a full red moon are all a part of Boston's shadowy past.

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Day 4

WITCHCRAFT & GHOST EXPERIENCE: Start the day in Salem, where you'll see how fact-based history, legend, and myth has created an interactive, exciting, and immersive way to learn about the history and terror of the Salem Witch Trials at Gallows Hill.

WITCH DUNGEON MUSEUM: Journey back in time to Salem Village in 1692, where something very unusual takes place. Experience an award-winning re-enactment of the trial of Sarah Good and take a guided tour of the dungeon that held "witches" awaiting trial.

REBECCA NURSE HOMESTEAD: Enjoy a guided tour of the historical colonial home built circa 1700. You will also visit the Salem Village Meeting House where many of the early hearings surrounding the Salem Witchcraft Hysteria took place, as well as the Nurse Family Cemetery.

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Day 5

SALEM FOOD TOURS COFFEE WALK: Start today with a walking tour through Salem. Learn the history of the illustrious spice trade, pass historic landmarks, and discover wonderful shops, restaurants, and more. There will be plenty to sample along the way, including sweets and warm beverages.

SALEM WITCH MUSEUM: This museum examines the reason behind the Witch Trials of 1692. Visitors experience the drama of that dark time through 13 life-size stage sets, figures, lighting, and a stirring narration as they are witness to the web of lies and intrigue of the Salem Witch Hunt.

SALEM TROLLEY HOP-ON / HOP-OFF TOUR: Enjoy a one-hour narrated historical tour or hop off at any of the Red Trolley's 14 sites. Learn more about the Salem Witch Trials or discover Salem's literary and maritime history.

HOUSE OF SEVEN GABLES SHOWS: See two performances tonight at the historic home of Nathaniel Hawthorne, "The Legacy of the Hanging Judge" and "The Spirit of the Gables", where you will learn the role the Hawthorne family played in the history of the Salem Witch Trials.

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Day 6

Begin your journey home through northern New York, stopping for the evening in Syracuse.

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Day 7

NIAGARA FALLS: Make a stop on the long journey home at one of North America's most iconic landmarks-no passport required! Enjoy lunch, shopping, and more at the Falls.

MAID OF THE MIST: Journey into the heart of one of North America's most powerful waterfalls. Hear the thundering roar of 600,000 gallons of water falling right before your eyes and feel the mighty rush of the mist on your face from the U.S. side.

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Day 8

The journey ends but the lessons learned along the way will not be forgotten.

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B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

DEPOSIT: $50 per person at the time of reservation; final payment due September 11, 2020.

 

ACCOMMODATIONS: Hampton Inn, Youngstown, OH (2 nights); Radisson Lackawanna Station, Scranton, PA (1 night); Hampton Inn, Peabody, MA (3 nights); Holiday Inn Express-Dewitt, Syracuse, NY (1 night).

 

TOUR INCLUSIONS: Professional tour director, motorcoach transportation, accommodations, luggage handling, admissions, and 10 meals, including 7 breakfasts and 3 dinners.

 

TRAVEL INSURANCE: Optional, but highly recommended.

 

ACTIVITY LEVEL 3 / HEAVY WALKING: Physical stamina required. Stair climbing, longer periods of walking and/or standing may be involved, along with higher elevations and longer days. Participants must be able to keep up with group.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Janesville, WI Van Galder Terminal
3120 N. Pontiac Dr., Janesville WI
Madison, WI Dutch Mill Park & Ride
46 Collins Ct, Hwy 51 & Broadway, Madison WI
Rockford, IL Van Galder Terminal
7559 Walton St., Rockford IL
South Beloit, IL Fas Mart/McDonald's ($3 per day)
Hwy 75 and I90, South Beloit IL
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