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Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes


Are you passionate about history, adventure, and the sea? Enjoy a captivating Salem maritime history walking tour, exploring 12 historic waterfront structures and discovering the city's rich trade heritage!

🌊 Explore Salem's maritime history

⚓ Discover historic waterfront and trade history

🏴‍☠️ Learn how Salem shaped its culture

💰 Includes Real Pirates Salem with pirate treasure


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After purchase, you can request your preferred dates and times by following the instructions in the email you receive. If it's a gift, the recipient will also get an email with booking instructions.

Sundays at 10:30am

Practical information

Any restrictions to participate?

  • Age: All age groups are welcome.
  • Physical limitations: Need to be able to walk approximately 1 mile on the tour.


Who can you accommodate for?

  • Children: All participants must pay to participate, children included.
  • Individuals with disabilities: The Real Pirates Salem Museum and tour route are wheelchair accessible and service animals are allowed.
  • Pets: Sorry, no pets allowed.

What to expect on the day of the experience?

  • Duration: 1.5 hours. The tour typically lasts about 1.5 hours, however you may stay and explore the museum at your leisure once the tour is complete.
  • What’s included: 
    • General admission to the museum
    • Personal guided tour of the museum with a knowledgeable pirate, who will give you the “ins and outs” of the museum – including facts that might otherwise pass you by.
    • Guided tour of Salem Maritime National Historic Site
  • Who will be present: Your tour guide and up to 10 participants per tour group. There will be other patrons exploring the museum while the tour is taking place. 
  • Spectators: No spectators are allowed, everyone must have a reservation.
  • Photo/ video: You may take your own photos while exploring the museum and enjoying the walking tour, however you cannot take photos of the treasure items in the exhibit.
  • Specific rules to follow: No photos of the treasure displays or outside food and drinks while exploring the museum.

How to prepare?

  • Weather dependency: In the event of inclement weather Real Pirates Salem will contact you about a tour cancellation. If you have any questions about weather conditions, please contact the museum directly.
  • Arrival: Plan to arrive 10 minutes prior to the start time.
  • Parking: Parking is available at the museum.
  • What to wear: Comfortable shoes and clothing appropriate for weather conditions. 
  • What to bring:
    • No outside food or drinks are allowed in the museum, however packaged drinks and snacks are available for purchase.
  • Restrooms: Restrooms are available at the museum.

Full description

Explore the picturesque waterfront of Salem Harbor, featuring 12 historic structures, including the iconic Custom House, the impressive Friendship of Salem replica tall-ship, and the historic Derby House. Immerse yourself in the colonial-era Triangle Trade, the daring exploits of privateers during the American Revolution, and the vibrant global maritime trade with the Far East after gaining independence. Discover how Salem evolved into a thriving and influential port, profoundly shaping its culture and identity. Don't miss this chance to delve into the rich and captivating maritime history of Salem, Massachusetts. Plus, your ticket includes entry and a guided tour of Real Pirates Salem, home to the world's only authenticated pirate treasure.

Returns, exchanges and cancellation

Unused Experience Vouchers can be returned within 30 days for a full refund to the original purchaser, no questions asked.

If you have any unused Experience Vouchers, you can exchange them for anything else in our marketplace, no matter when. If you choose an experience that's more expensive, you'll need to pay the difference, but if you choose one that costs less, you'll receive a credit towards your next booking.

No refunds are allowed once the experience is booked.

Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
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