This 90 minute tour visits Salem's oldest cemetery, the Burying Point, and next to it the haunting Witch Trials Memorial. After a walk around the multi-faceted exterior of the world renowned Peabody Essex Museum, we view the stylish mansions of downtown Essex Street and historic Salem Common. We then move to the waterfront to take a look at Salem's very own tall ship Friendship, a symbol of Salem's storied journeys to the Seven Seas. After seeing several wonderful buildings connected to 18th and 19th century maritime history, we end the tour at the 1668 House of Seven Gables. Or the tour can be reversed to begin at the House of Seven Gables and end at the Peabody Essex Museum.
MIDTOWN & McINTIRE
As Salem's wealth and population grew, the area now named for the renowned architect and carver, Samuel McIntire, began to flourish and produce some of the finest 18th and 19th century homes on the East Coast. Join us as we look at public buildings, residences, and houses of worship of this glorious era. Our 90-minute tour will explore the downtown with its unique collection of 19th century civic buildings, then go on to walk the elegant Federal, Essex, Chestnut, and Broad Streets and quaint pathways in between.