Witch City Quick Secret Tour

Chris Dowgin of the Salem Smugglers’ Tour brings you around the Salem Common on a quick secret tour of the Witch City. Learn how 3 miles of tunnels were built to circumvent paying taxes which made America’s first millionaires and what they got up to with all of the money.

Learn about the Stoned Elephant!

Firstly, he will inform you about how the elephant got stoned and how she found rehab within one of America’s most famous circuses. Did you know Nathaniel Hawthorne’s father was on that ship?

Find out the Truth Behind the Murder that Clue is Based on!

He will take you to the locations involved in the most infamous murder of the nineteenth century Moreover, he will tell you how it affected the highest levels of our government and changed the path of our nation forever. Consequently, it was also the murder that inspired Edgar Allan Poe to write the Tell-Tale Heart.

See the House that was in Lovecraft’s Thing on the Doorstep on this Witch City Quick Secret Tour

Further, you will learn how this house also affected the US Constitution and the murder of a Congressman.  Little did Lovecraft know that reality is weirder than fiction sometimes.

So Much Packed into the Witch City Quick Secret Tour

In short, you will learn about those people who:

  • manipulated our national banks
  • those who created financial panics and depressions like clockwork
  • how the tunnels were built and why
  • who was the architect of the tunnels and where else he built them
  • and became America’s first millionaire.

In conclusion, you will realize after watching this quick tour of the Witch City that Salem is definitely more than Witches!

Visit Salem Smugglers’ Tour to book your tour for October, if the virus does not scare you away from this Halloween’s celebration! Also, read Salem Secret Underground: The History of the Tunnels in the City and Sub Rosa to be better prepared and enjoy your stay with us that much more!

 

Salem Mystery Series Set in Tunnels Using the Surname Dowgin!!!

Grave Errors by Carol Perry Book CoverA Characters Named Dowgin?

My friend Carol Perry has just completed another of her “Witch City Mystery” series. The new one is Grave Errors set inside of Salem on Nov 1st, the Day of the Dead when Salem truly turns into a ghost town. She has graced my family with having characters named after our surname (I hope their good characters). So check out Grave Errors and the other books in the “Witch City Mystery” series which is largely set within Daniel Lowe’s.
One book featured the tunnels she read about in Salem Secret Underground.  I wonder if the tunnels return in this book… She even beat Janet Evanovich in using the book on the tunnels in her mystery series. Evanovich used my research in Wicked Charms set in Salem and Marblehead. Check Carol’s series out now, and then be all caught up when Grave Errors is released!

Here is Carol mentioning me in the Acknowledgements:

Check out Salem Secret Underground: The History of the Tunnels in the City and find out where all the mystery writers are getting their secrets from!

Available at Barnes & Noble, Amazon.com, and various local shops in Salem, MA!

Pre-orders for: Grave Errors on Amazon.com.