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Bewitched in Salem
Ranked #1 of 44 attractions in Salem
Category: Specialty Shops
Owner description: Perhaps the most unique experience in the city! Our reviews speak for themselves! The neutral ground where the Left and Right... more » Owner description: Perhaps the most unique experience in the city! Our reviews speak for themselves! The neutral ground where the Left and Right hand paths meet. Specializing in blending post & modern, providing unique alternatives for your decor & tools. Eclectic Vendibles & Curious Curios. We have the largest collection of Genuine Crystals, and Ouija available in town. Jewelry made of Sterling Silver, Beads, Gemstones, and Glass. Art, Books, Home Decor, Religious items and more! You just don't know what you'll find when you visit. Taking a walking tour while you visit? Look no further, BEWITCHED AFTER DARK is like no other. Our tour IS NOT a scripted tour. We'll ask you what you have already visited and tailor the tour to your needs. We keep attendance to smaller groups so you can enjoy your tour more. We'll entertain you with knowledge. « less
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Ranked #2 of 44 attractions in Salem
Category: Tours
Owner description: Other tours in Salem, Massachusetts will teach you about the infamous Witchcraft trials of 1692 but The Salem Witch Walk... more » Owner description: Other tours in Salem, Massachusetts will teach you about the infamous Witchcraft trials of 1692 but The Salem Witch Walk explores real Witchcraft as practiced by authentic Witches in Salem and throughout the world. Join authentic Salem Witches as you're blessed in a magic circle, visit enchanted sites, and even partake in a ritual at one of America's oldest graveyards. Do Witches really cast spells? Why do Witches wear black? Why do some people believe Witches are evil? Can Witches really heal the sick? Can Witchcraft be used to protect oneself, family, and community? Learn the truth about one of the world's most ancient spiritual practices as you stroll America's most bewitching seaport! Every guest receives a magic crystal blessed by a Salem Witch. « less
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Ranked #3 of 44 attractions in Salem
Category: History Museums; Specialty Museums; Museums; Art Museums
Owner description: Experience art and culture from New England and around the world at one of the region’s largest art museums. Explore the... more » Owner description: Experience art and culture from New England and around the world at one of the region’s largest art museums. Explore the museum’s vast collections and changing exhibitions, ranging from modern art to photography to Asian art and culture. The museum campus features numerous parks, period gardens, and 24 historic properties, including Yin Yu Tang, the only example of Chinese vernacular architecture on display in the United States. « less
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Ranked #4 of 44 attractions in Salem
Category: Museums
Owner description: Vintage Toy Museum and Gift ShopThe Salem Toy Museum is a celebration of the classic toys we all grew up with. On display are... more » Owner description: Vintage Toy Museum and Gift ShopThe Salem Toy Museum is a celebration of the classic toys we all grew up with. On display are many of your childhood favorites that are still popular today! Fun facts and original advertising artwork are all part of the classic toy exhibit.The young and young-at-heart will be whisked back in time through displays of the toys that defined generations. This magical journey through the evolution of childhood also offers a glimpse into the cultureof the times.Visitors will be dazzled by the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s and evensome 90s toys that are showcased in the museum. Come and visit us and be prepared to step back in time and enjoy the flood of memories.Children, History buffs, Collectors and those who appreciate the pop cultural aspect that make these timeless classics are sure to find enjoyment here. « less
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Ranked #5 of 44 attractions in Salem
Category: Historic Sites

Built in 1668, this is the oldest surviving 17th century wooden mansion in New England and one of the most famous in America. The House of the Seven Gables inspired author... more »

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Ranked #6 of 44 attractions in Salem
Category: Museums
Owner description: This tribute museum is dedicated to all those who have entertained us in the world of Horror! Actors, directors and special... more » Owner description: This tribute museum is dedicated to all those who have entertained us in the world of Horror! Actors, directors and special effects wizards of the past and present are all honored here with nearly fifty life-sized realistic recreations of the horror's genre's most memorable characters. Safe for all. During October, the monsters come to life making Count Orlok's Nightmare Gallery Salem's Scariest Haunted house but during the rest of the year, the monsters are quite calm and won't move at all. See you soon!!! « less
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Ranked #7 of 44 attractions in Salem
Category: Parks

    Located just to the rear of Peabody Essex Museum adjacent to the old burial ground, the Salem Witch Memorial is open to the public.  Each of this park's 20 stone benches... more »

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Ranked #8 of 44 attractions in Salem
Category: Cemeteries

The Charter Street Burial Ground, historically known as Olde Burying Point is the second oldest *recorded* burial ground in the United States. Notables like Samual McIntire, Giles... more »

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Ranked #9 of 44 attractions in Salem
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
Owner description: Located on New Liberty Street across from the municipal parking garage and next to the Peabody Essex Museum, the National... more » Owner description: Located on New Liberty Street across from the municipal parking garage and next to the Peabody Essex Museum, the National Park Service Visitor Center is an ideal place to begin your visit to Salem and the Essex National Heritage Area. National Park Service Rangers and Volunteers will welcome you to the city and to the Heritage Area, and help you plan your visit. « less
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Ranked #10 of 44 attractions in Salem
Category: Historic Sites
Owner description: Phillips House is the only home on historic Chestnut Street open to the public, and it provides a glimpse into the private... more » Owner description: Phillips House is the only home on historic Chestnut Street open to the public, and it provides a glimpse into the private world of the Phillips family during the early decades of the twentieth century. The kitchen, pantry, and a domestic staff bedroom, present a rarely seen picture of how the great houses functioned as new technologies were being introduced. « less
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Ranked #11 of 44 attractions in Salem
Category: Shops
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Ranked #12 of 44 attractions in Salem
Category: Performances
Owner description: Now under our new name: Gallows Hill Museum/Theatre!Enter the darkened theatre, find your seat, and get ready for an... more » Owner description: Now under our new name: Gallows Hill Museum/Theatre!Enter the darkened theatre, find your seat, and get ready for an educational thrill ride, as you uncover the secrets of Gallows Hill with our incredible live witchcraft and ghost show. Complete with special effects, drama, and some truly frightening moments, this presentation is perfect for your visit. Learn about the trials, witches of fact, legend and myth. Discover the ghostly haunts of Salem, and come face to face with supernatural entities. Truly, like no other attraction in Salem. Our special October events include The Ghosts & Legends Trolley, Chamber of Spirits, and our show for children: Professor Wunder's School of Magic. Look for us in 2013 under our new name "Gallows Hill: The Witchcraft & Ghost Experience!" Visit our museum lobby with replica artifacts, historical information and interactive portraits.Please note that we have recently changed our name from "The Witches Cottage" to Gallows Hill. « less
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Ranked #13 of 44 attractions in Salem
Category: Performances
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Ranked #14 of 44 attractions in Salem
Category: Historic Sites
Owner description: Salem Maritime, the National Park in Salem, is a nine-acre historic site located on Salem’s waterfront that tells the history... more » Owner description: Salem Maritime, the National Park in Salem, is a nine-acre historic site located on Salem’s waterfront that tells the history of Salem’s international trade and the sailors and merchants who built the economy of the young United States. National Park Rangers present guided tours of historic buildings and replica tall ship Friendship, and are ready help you navigate Salem at the Visitor Center, conveniently located on New Liberty Street across from the city parking garage. « less
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Ranked #15 of 44 attractions in Salem
Category: Neighborhoods; Historic Walking Areas; Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks; Marinas
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Ranked #16 of 44 attractions in Salem
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks
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Ranked #17 of 44 attractions in Salem
Category: Monuments/ Statues
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Ranked #18 of 44 attractions in Salem
Category: Theaters
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Ranked #19 of 44 attractions in Salem
Category: Historic Sites; Museums

 The Witch House / The Corwin House   The "Witch House," as it is called (it is also more accurately known as "The Corwin House"), is Salem's only building with direct ties to the... more »

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Ranked #20 of 44 attractions in Salem
Category: Historic Sites
Owner description: This U.S. Custom House is a historic building within Salem Maritime National Historic Site, the National Park in Salem. The... more » Owner description: This U.S. Custom House is a historic building within Salem Maritime National Historic Site, the National Park in Salem. The building is open by tour only. « less
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Ranked #21 of 44 attractions in Salem
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Ranked #22 of 44 attractions in Salem
Category: Shops

The Nightmare Factory is located in the Museum place mall inf Salem Massachusetts. For online ticket sales click here.  They are proud to not only be the oldest, but the creators... more »

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Ranked #23 of 44 attractions in Salem
Category: Theaters
Owner description: The Salem Theatre Company is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching the artistic, cultural, and economic... more » Owner description: The Salem Theatre Company is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching the artistic, cultural, and economic life of the Salem community through the performing arts and arts education outreach. « less
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Ranked #24 of 44 attractions in Salem
Category: History Museums
This small museum recounts the exploits of Captain Kidd and other 17th-century pirates.
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Ranked #25 of 44 attractions in Salem
Category: Specialty Museums; History Museums

The Witch Dungeon Museum has been educating and entertaining visitors for over 30 years. It gives a close look at what it was like to be imprisoned during the Salem Witch Hysteria... more »

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Ranked #26 of 44 attractions in Salem
Category: Performances
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Ranked #27 of 44 attractions in Salem
Category: Islands
Take a boat to Great Misery and enjoy memorable views of Salem Sound and the North Shore.
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Ranked #28 of 44 attractions in Salem
Category: Tours
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Ranked #29 of 44 attractions in Salem
Category: Museums
Owner description: The Salem Museum is the only museum dedicated to telling the whole story of Salem's long and rich history. It uses large,... more » Owner description: The Salem Museum is the only museum dedicated to telling the whole story of Salem's long and rich history. It uses large, colorful displays to reveal Salem from its founding in the 1620's to the 20th century. Learn about the Golden Age of Sail, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Salem at war, the witch trials and much, much more!And its FREE! « less
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Ranked #30 of 44 attractions in Salem
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