Salem, Massachusetts

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Salem, Massachusetts, USA

Attractions in Salem, Massachusetts

Amusements

  • Dracula's Castle
    90 Lafayette Street, Salem, MA 01970
    603-458-5848, Dracula’s Castle is known as being the oldest and best haunted house experience that one can have in Salem.  more info  map

  • Witches Cottage at The Griffen Theatre
    7 Lynde Street, Salem, MA 01970
    978-825-0222, Open mid-June through October, with extended hours in October. The Witches Cottage is a live, multi-media, interactive experience that will have you quaking in your... more info

Historic Homes & Buildings

  • Derby Wharf Light
    Salem Harbor, Derby Street, Salem, MA 01970
    978-740-1660, Although the lighthouse itself is not open to the public, one can tour the grounds year round and enjoy views of the historic lighthouse and the views of and afforded by... more info  map

  • Hamilton Hall
    9 Chestnut Street, Salem, MA 01970
    978-744-0805, This beautiful and historic structure, which is a Registered National Historic Landmark, has played host to many special events in the past, including social, cultural... more info  map

  • House of the Seven Gables
    115 Derby Street, Salem, MA 01970
    978-744-0991, Also known as the Turner-Ingersoll House, the House of the Seven Gables is the oldest surviving 17th century wooden mansion in New England. Open to the public, the... more info  map

  • Joshua Ward House
    148 Washington Street, Salem, MA 01970
    Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this Federal-style home was built on the same site as the former home of George Corwin, the High Sheriff of Essex... more info

  • Stephen Phillips Memorial Trust House
    34 Chestnut Street, Salem, MA 01970
    978-744-0440, Located on beautiful Chestnut Street in an historic area, this Federal style mansion offers one the chance to walk through a span of history by simply walking through... more info  map

  • Witch House
    310 1/2 Essex Street, Salem, MA 01970
    978-744-8815, This restored house was the home of Jonathan Corwin, one of the magistrates involved in the Salem witch trials. The guided tour focuses on the culture, architecture and... more info  map

Historic Sites & Monuments

  • Salem Maritime National Historic Site
    174 Derby Street, Salem, MA 01970
    Derby Wharf
    978-740-1660, This site was the first National Historic Site recognized by the National Park Service, and is comprised of nine acres of land that encompass twelve historic buildings... more info  map

Museums & Galleries

  • American Model Marine Gallery
    12 Derby Square, Salem, MA 01970
    978-745-5777, This museum is dedicated to showcasing the best in historical and contemporary ship models.  more info  map

  • Friendship
    Salem Maritime Historic Site, Derby Street, Salem, MA 01970
    978-740-1650, The Friendship is a faithful reconstruction of the first ship that bore the name, which was constructed in 1797, and served as a tall merchant ship for trading with East... more info  map

  • Galerie Luna
    197 Derby Street, Salem, MA 01970
    978-741-1222, Featuring changing exhibits that represent a wide range of artists and styles, this gallery also offers professional framing services.  more info  map

  • Kensington-Stobart Gallery
    On the Common, Salem, MA 01970
    978-825-0022, This gallery features heritage prints that highlight the maritime history and culture of the region, as well as offering expert framing and preservations services and... more info  map

  • New England Pirate Museum
    274 Derby Street, Salem, MA 01970
    978-741-2800, The guided walking tours of the museum explore authentic pirate artifacts, and the history of such infamous legends as Blackbeard and Captain Kidd, who were known for... more info  map

  • North Shore Children's Museum, The
    209-R Essex Street, Salem, MA 01970
    978-741-1811, Open year-round, this museum offers an environment in which children and their parents are encouraged to participate in hands-on educational activities. more info  map

  • Peabody Essex Museum, The
    161 Essex Street, Salem, MA 01970
    East India Square
    978-745-9500, One of the largest museums of its kind on the East Coast, the Peabody Essex Museum features changing art exhibits, an extensive collection of one million pieces of... more info  map

  • Pioneer Village, Salem in 1630
    Forest River Park, Salem, MA 01970
    978-744-0991, This replica of a typical area Puritan village dating to 1630 serves as a living museum in which costumed guides narrate and demonstrate the life styles and... more info  map

  • Salem Wax Museum of Witches & Seafarers
    288 Derby Street, Salem, MA 01970
    Located in Salem’s Historic District
    978-740-2929, Life-like wax figures made in London "depict Salem's vivid history from its founding in 1626 through the terrifying hysteria of 1692" at the Salem Wax Museum of Witches... more info  map

  • Salem Witch Museum
    19 ½ Washington Square North, Salem, MA 01970
    Located in Downtown Salem on Route 1A
    978-744-1692, Salem's most visited museum explores the history of witchcraft and the witch trials that played an important role in the history of Salem. Group tours are welcome. more info  map

  • Witch Dungeon Museum
    16 Lynde Street, Salem, MA 01970
    978-741-3570, "You are guaranteed a unique educational experience with a chill or two" at the Witch Dungeon Museum. Here you are transported back to Salem Village in 1692, where you... more info  map

  • Witch History Museum
    197-201 Essex Street, Salem, MA 01970
    978-741-7770, The stories of 1692 are told through a historically accurate live presentation and tour, where you will walk through the forest, meet Tituba in Rev. Parris' kitchen,... more info  map

Parks, Gardens & Zoos

  • Essex National Heritage Area
    Salem Maritime National Historic Site, Derby Wharf, Salem, MA 01970
    978-740-1650, Three individual heritage tours have been designated through this area that give diverse windows upon the history and culture of Colonial Salem.  more info  map

  • Salem Willows
    171-185 Fort Avenue, Salem, MA 01970
    978-745-0251, This park offers beautiful tree shaded grounds that afford ocean views, piers, bandstands, beaches, picnic areas, rides for children, a plethora of activities and great... more info  map

Tours & Cruises

  • Derby Square Tours
    86 Federal Street, Salem, MA 01970
    978-745-6314, Derby Square Tours offers a variety of walking tours that range from daylight historical tours to candlelight terror, witch and spook tours on October evenings.  more info  map

  • East India Cruise Company
    123 Bayview Avenue, Salem, MA 01970
    Pickering Wharf
    617-639-8228, This touring company offers harbour tours, whale watching excursions and private charter service.  more info  map

  • Hannah Glover
    Pickering Wharf, Salem, MA 01945
    978-825-0001, With departures form Pickering Wharf, this company offers narrated tours of Salem and Marblehead Harbours. It also offers private charters, lighthouse tours and music... more info  map

  • Haunted Footsteps Ghost Tour
    175 Essex Street, Salem, MA 01970
    978-745-0666, This ghostly tour features “eerie lantern-lit strolls” with professional guides who offer historical narratives, as well as “spirited storytelling and bewitching... more info  map

  • Hocus Pocus Tours
    Museum Place Mall
    781-248-2031, Beyond the myth, the magic and the legend, lies a simply scary truth. Discover it, on this sunset stroll through Salem’s quaint streets. Join them, to journey back... more info  map

  • Mahi Mahi Cruises & Charters
    200 Fort Avenue, Salem, MA 01970
    Salem Willows Park Pier
    978-825-0001, Departing daily from Salem Willows Park, just five minutes from downtown Salem and departing Thursday & Sunday evening from State Street Landing in Marblehead. Providing... more info

  • Moby Duck Tours
    75 Essex Avenue, Salem, MA 01970
    Gloucester
    978-281-9565, Headquartered in Gloucester, but also offering tours in Salem, this outfit uses Coast Guard certified amphibious vehicles to take one on tours that include the best of... more info  map

  • Salem Heritage Trail
    Washington Square, Salem, MA 01970
    This walking tour takes one through historic sections of Salem and leads to the Witch House on the corners of Essex and Summer Streets.  more info  map

  • Salem Trolley
    8 Central Street, Salem, MA 01970
    978-744-5469, Narrated trolley tours of historic Salem are offered by this tour company.  more info  map

  • Salem Tunnel Tour
    127 Essex Street, Salem, MA 01970
    978-578-9238, The Salem Tunnel Tour is a subject that you can get behind. Political corruption, smuggling, murder, Indiana Jones, religious artifacts, ghosts, Masons, pirates,... more info  map

  • Spellbound Tours
    203 Washington Street, Salem, MA 01970
    978-745-0138, Touting itself as offering “Salem’s only authentic paranormal and supernatural tours,” these tours take serious the exploration of things that are beyond the... more info  map

  • Sun Line Cruises
    123 Bay View Avenue, Salem, MA 01970
    978-741-1900, Sun Line offers a variety of cruises, including group tours, party and special event tours, dinner cruises, lighthouse cruises, lunch cruises, sunset cruises, and much... more info  map

  

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