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    Salem Maritime National...

    by Easty Updated Oct 5, 2002

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    Salem Maritime National Historic Site
    Many people forget that Salem is an old historic port dating back to the 17th Century. Pictured here is the Salem Custom house, which is part of the Salem Maritime National Historic Site. It is located along Salem Harbor. This building was an old Federal building from the 19th Century. The introduction of Nathaniel Hawthorne's famous 'Scarlet Letter' is focussed on this building.

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    It depends how seriously you...

    by BuickMackane Written Oct 4, 2002

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    It depends how seriously you take the witchcraft angle. You can visit the Salem Witch Museum, House of the Seven Gables, Essex Institute, Salem Public Library and numerous other places which will help you separate fact from fiction and learn a fascinating history lesson firsthand. You can also, on the other hand, indulge yourself in all sorts of tacky horror stuff aimed strictly at tourists. There's plenty of both; it's up to you.

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    The house of the 7 gables.

    by Tinuvielle Written Oct 4, 2002

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    This is the house that once belong to the richest merchant of Salem. You get an interesting tour of house and get to see part of the old furniture. You even get to go up the secret staircase hidden behind the chimney! The house stands just beside the water... a really charming place!

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    The Witch Museum

    by Tinuvielle Written Oct 4, 2002

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    If you have to go to one of the many 'something' witch museum, this is the one. You get to learn about the real story behind the witch trial in a very interesting way with a narrator and scenes lighted one by one representing the events that took place.

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    Bewitched!

    by garridogal Written Dec 2, 2013

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    You've got to love a statue honoring Bewitched; you've just gotta....

    You might also want to reach out and touch it. I did.

    Who doesn't love Bewitched? I tried to wrestle her She gave me the wave off
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    Salem Witch trial victims memorial

    by Jim_Eliason Updated May 10, 2011

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    This simple memorial lists the victims of the Salem Witch trial hysteria and the dates of their death on simple stone plaques.

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    Salem Witch Museum

    by Jim_Eliason Written May 10, 2011

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    Like most Salem museum's this is more an attraction than a museum and sheds little light on the actual witch trial events in Salem.

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    Salem Maritime Historic Site

    by Jim_Eliason Written May 10, 2011

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    This small free historic site preserves the historic port of Salem and a reproduction of the tallship Friendship.

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    House of Seven Gables

    by KittyLou Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This museum consists of a collection of historic buildings centered around the House of the Seven Gables which inspired author Nathaniel Hawthorne to write a novel of the same name.

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    Walk amongst the dead at The Burying Point

    by garridogal Written Nov 1, 2009

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    We walked by this famous cemetery which was pretty full of tourists. I'd like to go back to Salem when it's not Halloween to take a walk around it and check out the ancient tombstones.

    I swore I saw something move Who wouldn't wanna live here? Zombies or tourists? Did I dare go in? Even creepier on a cloudy day...
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    Roger Conant Statue

    by cjg1 Written Dec 30, 2008

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    Roger Conant is the founder of Salem. His statue is right across from the Witch Museum. The statue itself is impressive and appears to keep watch over the town he founded.

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    Pirate Museum

    by BruceDunning Updated Oct 27, 2008

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    This was closed in spite of literature stating open 10-5 daily. NOt favorable and it looked like probably not worth the trip. It was a small building

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    Sailing on the Water

    by BruceDunning Written Oct 19, 2008

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    There are places where you can get on to a sailing ship for a tour of the bay. HOurs are usually 1 or 2 and costs may range from $30-50

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    Home of the Dead

    by karen75 Written Mar 15, 2004

    The Burying Point Cemetary is the oldest cemetary in Salem. John Hathorne, judge of the Salem Witchcraft Trials is buried here.

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    Whale Watching and Fishing Trips

    by RhondaRuth Written Feb 25, 2003

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    You can buy tickets to go whale watching or deep sea fishing here ... But do wait until the weather is better tho!

    tickets to buy on Pickering Wharf
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