Tours offer history, haunts

Staff report


The Salem Historical Society will offer tours on the Quakertown Trolley on several dates this summer and fall.

The tours shed light on the city’s history as a stop on the Underground Railroad.

Narrator Jeanne Martinelli, dressed as a Quaker, will take passengers back to 1856.

The tour will last approximately 75 minutes. Cost is $10 per person, and a minimum of 15 are necessary to conduct the tour. Scheduled dates and times are: Sunday, 1:30 p.m.; July 21, 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.; Aug. 4, 1:30 p.m.; Aug. 10, 10 a.m. and 12 p.m.; Aug. 25, 1:30 p.m.; Oct. 5 and 6, 1:30 p.m.; Oct. 26, 1:30 p.m.; and Oct. 27, 1:30 p.m.

For information and reservations, leave a message at 330-337-6733.

The society also will host ghost walks and trolley tours of Salem’s haunted past.

The downtown walks will take place rain or shine. Cost is $10.

The Ghost Trolley Tour visits famous graves and other haunted areas around Salem. The cost is $15.

Reservations are required for both the walk and trolley tours. Scheduled dates are July 27, Aug. 24, Oct. 12 and Oct. 26. Times for the walks are 4 p.m. and 6 p.m., while the trolley tours are 6 p.m., 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.

For information and reservations, leave a message at 330-205-3923.

Tickets also will be sold the day of the event if space is available.

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