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.
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  • 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 seats. Learn about the Salem Witch...
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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 Derby Wharf, upon the end of...
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  • 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 and political events as far...
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  • 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 House of the Seven Gables features...
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  • 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 County, Massachusetts during the...
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  • 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 the house, which houses the...
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  • 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 role of Judge Corwin.
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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 and structures along the Salem...
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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.
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  • 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 India; one can learn much...
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  • 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.
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  • 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 consultations.
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  • 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 their daring attacking and...
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  • 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.
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  • 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 Asian, Oceanic, Native American and...
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  • 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 responsibilities of the early Salem...
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  • 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 & Seafarers. Located behind...
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  • 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.
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  • 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 will witness the acclaimed...
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  • 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, visit Old Salem village and view...
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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.
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  • 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 places to eat, and much more...
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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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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 cruises.
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  • 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 entertainment.”
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  • 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 through time to uncover historic...
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  • 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 six daily public harbor...
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  • 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 what both the land and water...
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  • 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.
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  • Salem Trolley

    8 Central Street
    Salem, MA 01970
    978-744-5469
    Narrated trolley tours of historic Salem are offered by this tour company.
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  • 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, privateers (same thing!), the...
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  • 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 natural realm, with ghost hunts and...
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  • 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.
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