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Review of The Custom House

The Custom House
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$52.00*
and up
Salem Witch City Day Trip From Boston
Ranked #25 of 78 things to do in Salem
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
“not to be missed!”
Reviewed December 13, 2011

Its very close to Hilton hotel and is a landmark in Boston and can be seen from a distance. Its a tall tower and I am not sure if you can go to the top of the tower on weekends. But I am sure, you can see the Boston skyline from the top

Visited August 2011
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Saint Peters, Missouri
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85 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“Salem Trip”
Reviewed October 18, 2011

We took the tour of the ship Friendship and this house was included. Very interesting and we had a wonderful guide. I would recommend doing both. Not sure if you can go through the Custom House unless you do the Friendship tour.

Visited September 2011
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Waltham, Massachusetts
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44 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Best historical tour I've been on”
Reviewed September 16, 2010

The guide for the National Park Service tour of the old Salem merchant ship Friendship and the Old Custom House was incredibly knowledgeable, and also placed the information he presented in the context of the development of the Salem, the region and the U.S.A. The more he responded to the tour group's questions, the more we wanted to know.

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Marshfield, MA
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61 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Amazing”
Reviewed October 5, 2009

An amazing experience. What a great glimpse into the town of Salem hundreds of years ago. Nathaniel Hawthorne worked here. See ship manifests, tools, and even a giant scale. A beautiful building as well.

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Dallas
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Hawthorne”
Reviewed November 22, 2007

The guide provided informative info on the connection of the custom house and Hawthorne's novel , "The Scarlet Letter."
Peaked my interest and I re-read the novel. The building itself was nothing special. If it hadn't been for my interest in Hawthorne, I would not have found it interesting. Great view of the wharfs from the building.

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