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  • 1 Chestnut Street Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    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..

  • 2 Peabody Essex Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    161 Essex St USA - Salem MA 01970

    Salem's premier museum houses some 400,000 objects related to the history of the region, with an emphasis on seafaring and international trade. Holdings are divided into six departments, the largest being Maritime Art and History, which includes a fa..

  • 3 House of the Seven Gables Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    115 Derby St USA - Salem MA 01970

    Fans of writer Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-64) won't want to miss the 1678 House of the Seven Gables which Hawthorne immortalized in his 1851 novel of the same name.

  • 4 Salem Maritime National Historic Site Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    174 Derby St. USA - Salem MA 01970

    Visit the city's historic waterfront to relive Salem's glory days. Of the 40 wharves that once reached out into the harbor, Derby Wharf, the longest (2,100 feet), remains. Guided tours of the site include the Custom House, where Nathaniel Hawthorne w..

  • 5 Salem Common Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    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.

  • 6 Rebecca Nurse Homestead

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    149 Pine St. USA - Danvers MA 01923

    Rebecca Nurse, a victim of the Salem witch-hunts, lived in this saltbox house (c.1678). Accused of being a witch, Rebecca was tried, convicted and hanged, despite a petition in her favor that had been signed by many of the townspeople. A short walk f..

  • 7 Salem Witch Museum

    Museums and art

    19 1/2 Washington Square USA - Salem MA 01970

    The museum presents a multimedia program (30min) of 13 life-size scenes that sensationalize the major events of the witchcraft hysteria from 1692 to its final days in 1693. A permanent exhibit titled "Witches: Evolving Perceptions" traces t..

  • 8 Stephen Phillips Memorial Trust House

    Museums and art

    34 Chestnut St. USA - Salem MA 01970

    Decorated with furnishings from around the world.

  • 9 Witch Dungeon Museum

    Museums and art

    16 Lynde St USA - Salem MA 01970

    A live stage presentation, based on historic transcripts of a 1692 witch trial, captures the hysteria that swept Salem in the late 17C. Following the presentation, visitors tour a re-creation of the dank dungeon where local "witches" were j..

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