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Cultural Activities in Salem

Art Museum
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One of the oldest and largest art museums in the U.S., Peabody Essex Museum houses close to 2 million pieces. Originally founded in 1799, the
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The House of the Seven Gables embodies Salem's rich history. The house was built in 1668 for Captain John Turner, one of the wealthiest men i
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Experience the hysteria of the 1692 Salem Witch Trials at Salem Witch Museum. Stage sets, lifesize statues, and live guides take you through
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Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Welcome to the home of Salem's best nightly haunt and history tour. Join the 90-minute nightly adventure as a licensed guide leads the way through legends, history, and the infamous hysteria of 1692 — the Salem Witch Trials. This is a comfortably paced walking tour of downtown Salem, so please dress accordingly. The tour is largely attended so reservations are strongly suggested.
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Witness reenactments of the Salem witch trials at Witch Dungeon Museum. The daily performances are based on historic manuscripts from the 169
Cemetery
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Established in 1637, Old Burying Point Cemetery is the second oldest known cemetery in the United States, featuring headstones so old that so
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Where to stay in Salem

There are a number of accommodations within walking distance of downtown, enabling you to make the most of Salem’s nightlife and dining options. Those who want a room rich with character should look to the outskirts of the city. There you can find a number of charming bed and breakfasts, several of which are in restored century-old homes. A house or apartment rental is ideal if you're on vacation for a longer period of time.
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