Salem trolley will visit historic, spooky sites

IF YOU GO

What: Underground Railroad Trolley Tours

When: 1:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Also: Ghost Trolley Tours

Times: 6 p.m., 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; Ghost Walks will leave at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Staff report

SALEM

The Salem Historical Society’s final Quakertown Trolley tours of the season will be Saturday and Sunday.

There will be two options:

Underground Railroad Trolley: Jeanne Martinelli, dressed as a Salem Quaker, will take passengers back to 1856 to gain a better understanding of the plight of slaves, the working of the Underground Railroad and the abolitionist movement that flourished in Salem before the Civil War.

Since the homes are private and entrances not possible, flashed on a screen inside the trolley will be more than 100 slides to show pictures of the insides of the homes, the Underground Railroad hiding places, and several abolitionists who lived in or visited them.

Tickets are $10, and a minimum of 15 are necessary to conduct the tour, which will leave at 1:30 p.m. both days.

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

Ghost Trolley: The Salem Ghost Trolley Tour visits famous graves and other “haunted” areas around Salem.

The cost is $15. Trolley leaves at 6 p.m., 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. both days. Reservations are required.

Call 330-205-3923 and leave a message.

There also will be Ghost Walks this weekend of the city’s “haunted” places.

Walks leave at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. both days. Tickets are $10 and reservations are required.

Call 330-205-3923 and leave a message.


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