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!