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The Custom House
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Salem Witch City Day Trip From Boston
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Historic Overview of Salem Small-Group Walking Tour
Ranked #28 of 78 things to do in Salem
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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.
Mountain View, California
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
“don't miss this one”
Reviewed May 10, 2012

We came to Salem to get some history and got a good dose here. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable. We were told that these tours can sometimes get booked up early, but were the only two on our tour.

Visited May 2012
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Level 1 Contributor
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
Level 5 Contributor
89 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 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
Level 4 Contributor
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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