Updated: Apr 16, 2018
First this is a copy of an article from Buzzfeed posted on August 7th, 2017
Top 10 Things To Do in Salem…
10. The Salem Wax Museum
This incredible wax museum gets two of the main things which epitomizes Salem, and places them in a remarkable spotlight… witches and sailors! If you’re in Salem and want to discover distinct facts or just generally brush up on your history of the region, then this is a terrific way to go about it. Not only will you enhance your knowledge on witches and sailors, you’ll also gain a valuable insight into a large array of the area’s former times in a fun and visual way, via the impeccable wax figurines and informative plaques on the walls.
9. The Peabody Essex Museum
Are you passionate about discovering some of the excellent art and culture produced around the world? If so, one of the region’s largest art museums could be the destination for you! You’ll be able to explore the museum’s multitude of collections and ever-changing exhibitions, stretching from modern pieces of art to detailed exhibits on the cruel story of The Titanic. The Peabody Essex museum also features Yin Yu Tang, the only example of Chinese vernacular architecture currently displayed in the United States!
8. The House of the Seven Gables
Built over 300 years ago in 1668 on Salem Harbor, this National Historic Landmark is steeped in American history. Globally recognized as being the setting for Nathaniel Hawthorne’s world renowned 1851 novel, you’ll learn of the author’s legacy, as well as Salem’s vast maritime history, the legendary secret staircase and the various occupants of the wooden mansion throughout the years. Or, alternatively, you could explore the beautiful grounds the mansion is situated on, and embrace the superb views on offer.
7. Salem Pioneer Village
Established in 1930, the Pioneer Village gives a tremendous understanding of what life was like in 1630 New England, before the infamous era of the witches took over. This engaging and amazing fishing village was one of the first living history museums to exist within America, and that really does shine through as soon as you enter the traditional grounds. Now, if you want to gain a valuable insight into the struggles of the very first settlers in the area, and how things have developed to where America is right now, then Salem Pioneer Village may be the perfect stop on a sight-seeing tour for you!
6. The Old Burying Point
Located next to the Salem Witch Trials Memorial, The Old Burying Point occupies some of the most distinctive figures in Salem history. Amazingly, the 300 year old stones are still readable, and some notab