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Ranked #1 of 41 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 #2 of 41 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 #3 of 41 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 #4 of 41 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 #5 of 41 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 #6 of 41 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 #7 of 41 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 #8 of 41 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 41 attractions in Salem
Category: Performances
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Ranked #10 of 41 attractions in Salem
Category: Performances
Owner description: Gallows Hill: The Witchcraft & Ghost Experience! Exciting changes for 2014: Our lobby is now a mini-museum! Wall portraits... more » Owner description: Gallows Hill: The Witchcraft & Ghost Experience! Exciting changes for 2014: Our lobby is now a mini-museum! Wall portraits come to life, with information on Salem witchcraft history and mythology. You also find Sheriff Corwin, the infamous sheriff of the witch trials, and an old witch from the mythological world of witchcraft. Perfect for picture taking! Enter the world of witchcraft, ghosts & the supernatural at Gallows Hill! Complete with chilling drama and starling special theatrical effects, this amazing, fact filled live presentation brings Salem's eerie past to life! Witness a creature from Native American mythology as it emerges from the dark woods, and come face to face with the "devil" himself. Go back in time and hear testimony from the witchcraft trials, first hand. Tales of mythological witches come to life with strange stories of sorcery, specters and shape shifting. Enjoy an after show talk about today's witches, dispelling some of the myths surrounding this mysterious religion. Gallows Hill makes for a complete interactive and memorable experience that returning visitors continue to see year after year! Open for group tours from March to Mid November. Currently open to the public Only in October. « less
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Ranked #11 of 41 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 #12 of 41 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 #13 of 41 attractions in Salem
Category: Neighborhoods; Historic Walking Areas; Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks; Marinas
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Ranked #14 of 41 attractions in Salem
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks
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Ranked #15 of 41 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 #16 of 41 attractions in Salem
Category: Monuments/ Statues
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Ranked #17 of 41 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 #18 of 41 attractions in Salem
Category: Theaters
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Ranked #19 of 41 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 41 attractions in Salem
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Ranked #21 of 41 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 #22 of 41 attractions in Salem
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Ranked #23 of 41 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 #24 of 41 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 #25 of 41 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 41 attractions in Salem
Category: Performances
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Ranked #27 of 41 attractions in Salem
Category: Tours
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Ranked #28 of 41 attractions in Salem
Category: Specialty Museums; History Museums

The Salem Witch Village is not a village. It's an indoor guided tour through a maze containing sets covering the history of witchcraft from it's paleolithic roots up until modern... more »

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Ranked #29 of 41 attractions in Salem
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks
Owner description: SALEMS ONLY 5 STAR HAUNTED HOUSE.Witch Mansion is Salem's scariest haunted attraction!Built by a professional haunted house... more » Owner description: SALEMS ONLY 5 STAR HAUNTED HOUSE.Witch Mansion is Salem's scariest haunted attraction!Built by a professional haunted house design firm, this eerie adventure is guaranteed to give you Chills and Thrills.High-tech Animations,SPECIAL EFFECTS,3D,and Creepy Ghost Illusions in 4D!You won't believe your eyes as you enter a twilight worldof ghosts, beasts and banshees.Are you brave enough to enter Salem's Witch Mansion? « less
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Ranked #30 of 41 attractions in Salem
Category: Historic Sites; Tours
Established in 1930, this recreated fishing village was one of America's first living history museums.
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