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Things to do in Salem

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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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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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Park
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Salem Witch Trials Memorial features a row of benches installed in a stone wall. Each bench is engraved with the name of a victim of the tria
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Duration: 120 to 135 minutes
Come and explore the rich, mysterious history of one of New England's most loved destinations Salem, Massachusetts. This ~2 hour walking tour brings to life the true story of Salem's storied past. We are a diverse groups of historians, teachers, professional artists whose passion for Salem's history is truly engaging. You will learn about Salem's rich past as a world-class seaport, hear hauntedly chilling tales of the supernatural, visit one of the most beautiful streets in America and learn of three hundred years of architecture, and find out the truth about the 1692 Salem Witch Trials hysteria. You will leave Salem wanting to plan your next trip back! Come and see why this the *only* tour you need while in Salem.Dog friendly! Handicap accessible! Tours run RAIN or SHINE. We do NOT cancel for weather. No refunds in October under any circumstances.***Please note, we book up to 40 people per tour in October.
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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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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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Salem

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Best known for its 1692 witch trials, Salem has a number of significant historical sites, a bustling downtown, and many witch-themed attractions. Aside from its infamous past of supposed sorcery, Salem was one of the most important seaports in early America, and was at the center of the clipper-ship trade with the Far East. The city’s historical harbor provides those on vacation with a glimpse into its seafaring heritage. Downtown boasts a large number of restaurants, cafes, and a wide variety of stores, including a multitude of Wiccan and Halloween-themed shops, boutiques, galleries, delis, and more. Add Salem and other destinations to your itinerary using our United States day trip planning tool, and learn about what to see, what to do, and where to stay.

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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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