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Salem Maritime National Historic Site

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Salem Maritime National Historic Site

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History & Hauntings of Salem Guided Walking Tour

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There are many Salem tours out there but few are as compelling as this one, led by a local historian who brings alive the city's history at the time of day you choose. If you enjoy being scared, pick a nighttime tour led by lantern light. Visit the Burying Point, as well as modern-day practicing witches as your guide tells stories of the haunted history of Salem, Massachusetts.
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Kim R wrote a review Nov 2020
Springfield, Massachusetts471 contributions289 helpful votes
Because of COVID the national park office here is not open. Despite that, this was a nice place to walk and explore the harbor. The town has placed benches and chairs along the way for guests to enjoy the views. There are plaques scattered around to provide some historic information. I don't know if there were tours of the ship, but you could get some views of it from the stretch of land beside it.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Lou L wrote a review Sep 2020
Long Island, New York140 contributions122 helpful votes
Alright, so you've come to Salem and exhausted yourself with the witch trials, what next? Aside from the great food all over town, Salem boasts the very fist national historic site in the country, all dedicated to its maritime history. You can begin your visit here at the old armory in the middle of town. Note, due to Covid, the bathrooms here are closed but the gift shop is open. The nearest public restrooms are located a few blocks away in the heart of the park near the Waite and Pierce gift shop. Here, you'll find the old custom's house, the second visitor center/gift shop, the Derby Wharf lighthouse, and the Friendship of Salem. Again, unfortunately because of the pandemic most of these usually available places are closed but you can still get a great overview and day of walking around the city by following the maps here.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Ginger B R wrote a review Sep 2020
Syracuse, New York197 contributions27 helpful votes
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This is a great area to walk around when you grow tired of the touristy witch stuff. I didn't plan much for my day in Salem since we went on a whim, but I would like to return and explore more of the harbor area. The historic buildings and ships really gave me a sense of this town's history, while looking out at all the sailboats in the harbor assured me I was in New England. Just lovely. There are some places to eat if hungry (we ate at Oyster Bar Sea Level), and seemed to be endless places to just sit and enjoy the views.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Jake23 wrote a review Aug 2020
New Jersey5,636 contributions8,932 helpful votes
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It’s a nice stop if you’re in the area. Learn about Salem and some of its naval accomplishments. Walk down to the lighthouse and look over the water!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Steveage wrote a review Apr 2020
Rexburg, Idaho3,292 contributions384 helpful votes
This sea worthy ship is an exact replica of the Friendship a 1797 East Indiaman. This ship was actually built in 2000 , but when you walk on it, you get the feeling of how it would be to take a long voyage in a ship such as this. The National Park interpretive guide was a super nice, young guy, who naturally let out little facts about this cool ship. We got to steer the ship and hear stories, very, very cool!
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Date of experience: September 2019
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