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Magic and The Occult: Origins of Witches and Witchcraft

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Location Marker Salem, MA
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Salem Witches, Witchcraft, and Wizardry: Magic and the Occult in Salem


The Enchanting Women of Witch City

Did you know that the Salem witch trials weren’t the end of the persecution of witches? Witches are still being accused and even killed in some parts of the world to this day.

 As you sightsee along the historic cobblestone streets of Salem, it’s hard to believe this quaint colonial town once suffered so great an injustice that it plunged the town into chaos and resulted in the unfair persecution of innocent men and women. Yet the infamous witch trials of 1692 were not the only tragic events during the dark and twisted history of witchcraft, where the forces of good and evil have clashed for centuries. 

Delve deeper into the roots this mysterious and often misunderstood practice on a journey through time, exploring the impact of witchcraft on Salem and the world, and revealing the true nature of these powerful forces that continue to influence our lives to this day. 


“I thought I learned all about the witch trials in school, but this tour taught me so much more than the history books. It was definitely fascinating!” 


What is the Witches, Witchcraft, and Occult Tour About?

Embark on a journey to some of the most fascinating locales you’ve ever seen on the exhilarating Salem Witches and Occult Tour. Learn about the events that unfolded during the Salem witch trials, as well as the broader history of witchcraft and its impact on the world. 

From the devastating witch hunts in Europe that claimed the lives of thousands of people to the modern-day influence of witchcraft and its secret societies, we'll examine the evolution of witchcraft through the ages and the remarkable women who have changed the course of society. Explore how witchcraft continues to shape the world we live in today, and gain a deeper appreciation of the complex and multifaceted history of this ancient practice.


What You Will See On This Tour:

Discover the dark history of witchcraft in Salem and around the world as you visit the city's most iconic locations, where you'll be introduced to notable figures like:


This remarkable tour will change the way you see Salem and witchcraft forever.

You will have a deeper understanding of the role that witches and strong-willed women like them played in history, the fear and ignorance that led to the persecution of those who don’t conform, and the ways in which modern witches continue to draw upon the wisdom and magic of their ancestors. 

Join us, if you dare, as we unlock the secrets of Salem on a journey of discovery and intrigue that will leave you bewitched.


“A witch is a person who has realized that they have the power within them to effect change in the world around them through the manipulation of energy and their own consciousness.”

Doreen Valiente



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Additional Info

Meeting point address: John Ward House, 9 Brown St, Salem, MA 01970

Duration: 1 Hour

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