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The Custom House, Salem

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The Custom House is located in Salem. Make The Custom House a centerpiece of your Salem vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Salem online sightseeing planner .
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  • Not alot to see this trip with restoration going on upstairs but a very informative Park Ranger who made the trip worth it , never knew how much money these places generated back in the day ..  more »
  • great history of the town and the importance of the customs house, a very well known author came from here, stop in and see who ..  more »
  • Take the tour to see this well preserved old building and to hear that Nathaniel Hawthorne worked there and how they say he got the idea to write the scarlet letter.  more »
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  • Excellent learning experience in to how the country paid its debit after the revolutionary war.
  • It's a neat place to visit in a neat part of town. It's also free!
  • Cool historic building where Hawthorne worked.
  • Old US Custom House

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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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