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Everyone who works for Black Cat Tours has been licensed by the city of Salem and is an expert historian and master storyteller. Each guide has specialized areas of interest, but they all know the fascinating tales of Salem's past inside and out!
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Daniel - Head Guide
Daniel has been guiding visitors through Salem for over 15 years. He is an accomplished, critically acclaimed actor, performing with some of the most prestigious theatre companies in New England. He has worked with The House of Seven Gables and The Witch House, as well as the New England Pirate Faire. He is a lover of history with a focus on the maritime trade of Salem, particularly the famous pirates of the golden age of sail.
Lara has lived and worked in Salem for nearly 20 years, giving tours at The House of Seven Gables, The Witch House, and throughout the city. She is an actor and historian, with a degree in literature and a focus on the famous authors with connections to Salem's history. Lara was featured on Haunted History in their "Salem" episode, and has appeared in many news broadcasts from Salem in October. She is also well versed in the more modern history of witchcraft in Salem.
Jeff has been delighting both visitors and locals of Salem for nearly 20 years with his encyclopedic knowledge of Salem and the North Shore on his walking tours. With links to family going back to the days of the Witch Trials, an unparalleled level of experience, and a touch of his uniquely dark humor, a tour with Jeff is guaranteed to be a one of a kind experience.
Adri grew up here on the North Shore of Massachusetts. Salem and colonial history were ingrained in her from a very young age. No, she doesn’t have a Boston accent; but yes, she will do one if you ask. Story telling is her bread and butter. She delights in the opportunity to share the stories she’s learned throughout her life, with people experiencing the area for the first time! When she’s not guiding tours, Adri is acting, and working as a freelance American Sign Language Interpreter.
Olivia is a New England-based actress and entertainer who has been giving guided history tours since 2012. She began with leading history and ghost tours of Cambridge and Harvard University, and has since expanded her area of expertise to include Salem. Olivia strives to make the personal stories of those historic figures that lived through Salem’s most notable events come alive for her listeners. She hopes than in hearing these personal stories, you might relate them to yourself!