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Tours offer history, haunts

Published: Fri, July 5, 2013 @ 12:00 a.m.

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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