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Address: Forest River Park, Salem, MA 01970
Phone Number: 978-744-8815
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Description: Established in 1930, this recreated fishing village was one of America's...
Established in 1930, this recreated fishing village was one of America's first living history museums.
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The tour brings you back to the colonial days of New England. A great view next to the ocean at Forest River Park.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

The tour brings you back to the colonial days of New England. A great view next to the ocean at Forest River Park.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Really enjoyed this tour. Great docents too. Nice history lesson of what life was like for our early settlers. Pretty tough! Only open Friday-Sunday. We thought at first it was closed. They lock the gate after each tour begins. So call ahead. Worth doing. Also did downtown historical tour that was terrible These docents really care about providing historically accurate... More 

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Marathon, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We visited the Pioneer Village recently. We were impressed with the dedication of Scott and staff on their goals to restore the village! Great job!! Don't miss this hidden gem. Worth the 10 min. Drive from Salem! Keep up the great work!!

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North Andover, Massachusetts, United States
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I enjoyed our little tour. The cost was far less expensive than similar outdoor museums. It wasn't crowded so I was able to ask all the questions myself. Yes, some of the cottages were in need of repair, but they still gave me an idea of what it would be like to live in such a place in the winter.... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This is such a great attraction just outside of town which is definitely worth the $6 cab ride. As a living museum you get to go inside the houses. The guides couldn't be more helpful, they answered all our questions and even booked us a can back into town. This attraction should get more visitors as its a great insight... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Fascinating depiction of the early settlers with reconstructed homes you can go into in a forest setting accurate to those times. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and in period dress. Tip: When we visited, we lucked out as as we got there on one of the three days they're open: Fri, Sat, and Sun on 12:30, 1:30, and 2:30pm.... More 

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Wakefield, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

While this too is a recreation of Olde Salem Village, it is really not as well done as many other historic museums. As others have said, time has not been kind to this village and I am sure the many field trips it has hosted has only served to run it down and make it less than pristine(in 1600's manner).

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Modesto, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

A visit to Salem should include the Pioneer Village, open seasonally on weekends. A 1930s recreation celebrating Salem's history, it was preserved to continue to help visitors see the challenges that faced people who first landed on Massachusetts' shores. The docent-led tour lasts about an hour, and wends its way among different "homes" that begin with the bitter winter through... More 

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Poinciana, Florida
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Great for a different experience with a little county and history.it's very cool weather there are many places to eat the scenic view is pretty. Many different places to stay from hotels to bend and. Breakfast.the dress is very casual.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

time has not been kind to this exhibit once it was well kept and interesting maybe the future will bring back its glory

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Address: Forest River Park, Salem, MA 01970
Phone Number: 978-744-8815
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Salem

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