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Oregon State Capitol Building, built 1938. Salem, Oregon, United States of America
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This seaport town on the Massachusetts coast is a bustling and pleasant community where historic districts adjoin industrial sites. Sights related to the 17C hysteria generated by a fear of witchcraft remain an inevitable draw here. Salem has preserved its colonial-era atmosphere in its restored waterfront and its lovely Federal-style homes; the town also boasts a first-class maritime museum.

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  • Peabody Essex Museum Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    161 Essex St USA - Salem, MA 01970

    Salem's premier museum houses over a million objects—paintings, sculptures, decorative arts, drawings, textiles and architectural objects— related to the history of the region, with an emphasis on seafaring and international trade. The department of ..

  • Chestnut Street Recommended Recommended

    Chestnut St. USA - Salem, MA

    This broad street lined with Federal-style mansions illustrates the wealth of 19C Salem. The majority of the dwellings on Chestnut Street were built between 1800 and 1820; their size and richly adorned facades are unrivaled. Hamilton Hall (no. 9) was..

  • Salem Common Interesting

    USA - Salem, MA

    In the 19C a number of Federal mansions were built bordering the common of colonial Salem, called Washington Square. A notable group of these residences stands on Washington Square North.

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