The Salem Museum’s Pirate Tours
Fascinated by life at sea as a privateer, whaler, foretopman, or PIRATE?
Hear hair-raising stories of Salem’s shadowy past when pirates cruised the harbors, raided the coast, and frequented local taverns.
Capt. Snitch can spin tales that will make your cuttlefish want to cuddle. Learn about life in the fo’c’sle, rounding the Horn, trading shot with the British Navy, and sailing up the Pearl River to the riches of Canton.
As you walk the waterfront, sing along to the old sea shanties that rang out over three hundred years.
This is the only Museum sponsored tour in Salem and is perfect for the whole family. Places are limited, so register early!
- This is a walking tour. Wear comfortable shoes.
- The tour begins at the fountain in front of the Village Tavern on the Essex Street Mall.
- Afternoon tours begin at 1:30 PM. Evening tours begin at 5:30 PM.
- Arrive for your tour at least 15 minutes before the tour begins.
- Tours last approx.1 hour.
- Walking distance approx. 1/2 mile.
- No smoking on tour, please.
- Sales are final.
- Bring rain gear if rain is forecast.
- Have fun! Or else!
Pirate Tour Map
(Click on map to view large image)
(Includes Free Museum Entry)
Children Ages 6-12: $10
Children Under 6: Free
Terms & Conditions
All persons participating on the Salem Pirate Tour agree to the following Terms & Conditions:
While the Salem Pirate Tour makes every effort to provide on-time scheduling, it cannot guarantee tour departure and arrival times, which could be delayed by any number of factors, including weather, or any other cause or condition beyond our control. If the tour must be cancelled for any reason by the Salem Pirate Tour, we will refund full value of tickets. Refunds cannot be provided for any other reason, including late arrivals of guests. Tours cancelled by any individual or organization other than Salem Pirate Tours, shall not result in refunds.
The Salem Pirate Tour and the Salem Museum Inc. assume no liability or responsibility for injury, loss, or damage to persons or property, inconvenience, delay, or expense arising from or caused by weather conditions, acts of God, accident, government restrictions or regulations, or any other cause or condition beyond the Salem Pirate Tour’s control. The Salem Pirate Tour is not liable for lost, stolen or destroyed tickets. Tickets are non-refundable.
The Salem Pirate Tour reserves the right, without refund of any portion of ticket purchase price, to refuse admission to or eject any person whose conduct is disorderly, who uses vulgar or abusive language or fails to comply with the rules, terms and conditions applicable to guests on the tour.
By presenting this ticket for admission, you hereby consent to the Salem Pirate Tours’ use of your voice, image or likeness incidental to any video and/or audio-recorded program or photograph of the tour for any and all purposes without compensation to you.
Any person under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a person at least 18 years of age or older at all times.
The use or consumption of alcohol products or smoking materials is strictly prohibited on the tour.