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Historic Salem & The Witch Museum
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The seaside city of Salem is well known for its infamous Witch Hunts of three centuries ago and its special nautical heritage dating back to the China Trade. On this tour you’ll visit the Salem Witch Museum and experience Salem’s historic waterfront. At the museum, using stage sets, life-size figures, lighting and narration, you’ll learn about the Witch Trials of 1692 and have time to visit the witch exhibit. You'll also see the Witch Memorial and the Point Burying Ground where one of the 'witch' judges is buried - an ancestor of Nathaniel Hawthorne.
Take in Salem’s picturesque Derby Wharf, dating back to the fabled China Trade period, when Yankee Clipper ships sailed around the globe and Salem was the wealthiest city in the United States. You’ll have time to independently explore the historic waterfront, snap a photo of 'Friendship,' a replica clipper ship or simply relax and browse the unique shops on the wharf. Before your return drive to Boston, enjoy a drive down Chestnut Street, considered by many to be the most beautiful residential streets in America.
Need to Know:
Note: This tour will require walking and standing for approximately 40 minutes at the Witch Museum. Walking in Salem is at your discretion. The museum is wheelchair accessible however some of the shops in town are not. Tour itinerary may vary due to traffic conditions.
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Tours with this activity level involve walking over relatively level terrain, possibly some cobblestone, gravel, or a few steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
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