The docent, dressed as a Salem Quaker, takes passengers back in time to the year 1856. Following the sharing of many stories, the travelers will return to the twenty-first century with a better understanding of the plight of slaves, the working of the Underground Railroad, and the abolitionist movement that flourished in Salem prior to the Civil War. Since the homes are private and entrances not possible, a screen inside the trolley displays over 100 slides of the insides of the homes, the Underground Railroad hiding places, and several abolitionists who lived in or visited them. The slides will also help clarify the historical information presented during the program.
A schedule will be posted for the 2019 season in early spring.
A minimum of 15 is necessary to conduct the tour.
The tour is subject to cancellation if the minimum is not reached two days before scheduled date.
The Salem Ghost Trolley Tours occur in the fall season and participants are taken out of the downtown area to famous graves and other "haunted" areas. A docent tells true ghost stories about these places and events in and around Salem. Participants should wear good walking shoes as there are occasions that riders exit the trolley to walk around.
A minimum of 15 is necessary to conduct the tour. The tour is subject to cancellation if the minimum is not reached two days before scheduled date.
In conjunction with our Ghost Trolley Tours, we also offer a Ghost Walking Tour in the fall of each year. During the walks, participants are taken around downtown Salem learning of our city's "haunted" past. Participants should wear good walking shoes. The walk is held rain or shine.
During the Holiday season, the Quakertown Trolley offers rides to view Salem's most decorated homes and businesses.