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Closed for Season - 30th October

I have just asked the owner if this attraction is still open and he has stated that it is closed... read more

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Nice but small

The tour provides a lot of information about early settler life, but we ended up only staying for... read more

Reviewed October 1, 2019
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Established in 1930, this recreated fishing village was one of America's first living history museums.
Forest River Park, Salem, MA 01970
+1 978-744-8815
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So, we went and found it closed as it is not open in October...for some reason. So, if you're like us you found creative ways to get a few pictures. Standing on the bench on the bridge is the best way. Thank goodness for zoom! Haha! The cabins in the village really look like
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I've been doing the Lanterns in the Village with my friends for the last few years for our annual trip to Salem. We were completely disappointed this year. The actors and stories themselves were great..but the event is completely disorganized. You have large crowds of people
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I have just asked the owner if this attraction is still open and he has stated that it is closed for the season so please don't make the journey from Salem because you will be disappointed x
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Friends and I recently visited for the Lanterns in The Village event and had a fantastic time. The site is much smaller than expected, but it was fun to see all the decor and experience seeing one of the locations used in Hocus Pocus in the dark! The event itself
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If you go to one of the Lanterns in the Village nights here be aware that the lines get super long by 830. Go early. We got there at 720 and missed a couple of attractions since the lines were too long by 830. We enjoyed seeing the houses from Hocus Pocus, cute jack o lanterns
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