The historic Lyceum building, built on top of the former site of Bridget Bishop‘s apple orchard, has recently been renovated. The building is reportedly haunted by the ghost of Bridget Bishop, the first victim of the Salem Witch Trials, and the building was featured on many paranormal shows such as Ghost Adventures and Ghost Hunters.
The Charter Street Historic District encompasses a small remnant of the oldest part of Salem, Massachusetts that has since been surrounded by more modern development. It includes three properties on Charter Street: the Pickman House, the Grimshawe House, and the Charter Street Cemetery, or Central Burying Point.
The Crowninshield–Bentley House (circa 1727–1730) is a Colonial house in the Georgian style, located at 126 Essex Street, Salem, Massachusetts in the Essex Institute Historic District. It is now owned by the Peabody Essex Museum and open for public tours from June to October.
The Custom House at Salem Maritime NHS is the last of 13 Custom Houses in the city. There has been a Custom House in Salem since 1649, collecting taxes on imported cargos first for the British Government during the Colonial period, then for the American Government after the establishment of the U. S ...
The Derby Wharf Light, along with the Hospital Point Light in Beverly, Massachusetts, and Fort Pickering Light Station on Winter Island in Salem, were designed to “mark the main channel leading into this anchorage, with the view to its becoming a harbor of refuge which may be safely entered at any time,” in the words of the 1870 report of the lighthouse board to the U.S. Treasury.
East India Square Mall is a six minute walk from the Newburyport/Rockport Line at the Salem stop. This location is in the Downtown neighborhood in Salem. Nearby parks include Downtown Salem District, Essex Institute Historic District and East India Square Fountain.
Forest River Park Parks With lots of trees, a dazzling view of the harbor, bike paths, picnic areas, two beaches, a playground, swimming pool, a baseball field, and even a concrete slide you can slide down with cardboard; Forest River Park is a great way to spend an afternoon.
Fort Pickering is Salem's most historical military landmark dating back to the year 1643. First used for military purposes in 1663, the site was a strategic coastal defense post and military barracks for Salem Harbor from the Anglo-Dutch Wars up until the Cold War.
Gallows Hill Salem. Gallows Hill is Salem’s top rated attraction, exploring the Salem witch trials and more. Filled with history, lore and special effects, The Gallows Hill main show is the perfect stop for the Salem visitor. Open daily during Salem’s Haunted Happenings.
Historic New England acquired Phillips House in 2006 from the board of trustees. The museum offers a variety of public programs that focus on the many stories and objects in the house including an extensive film collection, a variety of antique carriages and cars, and specialty tours that highlight what life was like in Salem in the early twentieth century.
Experience the authentic story of Salem’s most notorious murder. Encounter how Nathaniel Hawthorne spent much of his life trying to escape the legacy of a hanging judge. Find out the Salem locations used in the blockbuster movie Hocus Pocus, but remember the tour is not based on the movie, rather it’s based on Salem’s rich and vibrant history.
The House of the Seven Gables In 1668, merchant and ship-owner John Turner built a house on Salem Harbor that was destined to become one of America’s most beloved historic homes. Designated a National Historic Landmark District in 2007, The House of the Seven Gables is best known today as the setting of world-renowned American author Nathaniel Hawthorne’s 1851 novel.
The John Ward House is a National Historic Landmark at 132 Essex Street in Salem, Massachusetts, United States. With an early construction history between 1684 and 1723, it is an excellent example of First Period architecture, and as the subject of an early 20th-century restoration by antiquarian George Francis Dow, it is an important example of the restoration techniques.
The Narbonne House has the typical interior chimney and peaked roof of a middle class 17th century home. NPS photo. The Narbonne House was built in 1675 for butcher Thomas Ives. It is a remarkable example of a middle-class family home of the 17th and 18th centuries. The taller section of the building is the original house.
The beautiful Peabody Essex Museum, in Salem, Massachusetts, is one of the region's most exquisite settings for your special events. Whether you're planning a corporate banquet or a gathering for close friends and family, the museum offers a beautiful space that is perfectly suited for creating memorable occasions.
The Salem Maritime National Historic Site at Salem Harbor. The Salem Maritime National Historic Site is a National Historic Site consisting of 12 historic structures, one replica tall-ship, and about 9 acres (36,000 m 2) of land along the waterfront of Salem Harbor in Salem, Massachusetts.
12 Federal Street, Salem, MA 01970. email@example.com 978-741-7900 . Parking available on Federal Street across the street from our building, $1/hr during the day; free after 6 pm and Sundays. Parking is also available in the Museum Place Mall garage on New Liberty Street ($.75/hr). For more info, go to salem.org/parking.
Salem Wax Museum of Witches and Seafarers An open gallery style wax museum, which features 50 London made wax figures. The scenes in our galleries depict pinnacle figures and situations in Salem's history from its founding in 1626 through to Hysteria of 1692 and into the Mercantile trade of the 18th century.
The Salem Witch Museum and Museum Store are open year-round*** 10 am - 5 pm daily; 10 am to 7 pm in July and August. We offer extended hours in October. We are closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day and we close at 3:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve.
The Salem Witch Trials Memorial In 1692, 14 women and 6 men were accused of being witches, were tried, convicted, and executed. Executions took place on June 10, July 19, August 19, September 19 and September 22, 1692. To this day, the events of 1692 are used as a yardstick to measure the depth of civility and due process in our society.
The Salem Witch Village a 15 min guided tour concerning the myth versus the reality of witchcraft in both the ancient and modern world. Your tour guide, who is also a practicing witch, will take you through our indoor maze and demonstrate scenes that mark important landmarks in Witchcraft history.
The Witch House, home of Judge Jonathan Corwin, is the only structure still standing in Salem with direct ties to the Witchcraft Trials of 1692. As a local magistrate and civic leader, Corwin was called upon to investigate the claims of diabolical activity when a surge of witchcraft accusations arose in Salem and neighboring communities.
Today, the U.S. Custom House in Salem contains exhibits on the tools of the Custom Service, the work of the Customs inspectors, and the office of Nathaniel Hawthorne, the famous American author whose three-year-long stint in the Salem Custom House inspired his classic novel, The Scarlet Letter.
WINTER ISLAND MARITIME PARK. RV and Tent Camping Public Boat Ramp; Dinghy Rack Spaces; Gift & Camping Store; Outing Areas for Rent; Public Beach; Salem Trolley Tour Stop; Historic Fort Pickering Lighthouse; Wonderful Wedding Venue; RESERVATIONS. Reservations begin January 12, for the 2015 season. Reservations can be made by phone, email or in person.