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  • 1 Peabody Essex Museum Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    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 ..

  • 2 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..

  • 3 House of the Seven Gables Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    115 Derby St USA - Salem, MA 01970

    A rambling three-story Colonial with steeply pitched roofs, this house was immortalized by writer Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-64) in his 1851 novel of the same name. Inside, scenes from the novel come alive as you pass from Hepzibah's Cent Shop to the ..

  • 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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