Salem Trolley 8 Central St, Salem, MA01970 Salem Trolley treats visitors to a one-hour narrated tour and all-day shuttle service through historic Salem. The tour…More explores the Salem witchcraft trials of 1692 as well as Salem's literary and maritime history. The ride is about eight miles and takes visitors through Charter Street Burial Ground, the House of the Seven Gables, the Witch Dungeon Museum, Salem Witch Museum and Chestnut Street.
Salem Kids Tours 1 New Liberty St, Salem, MA01970 Salem Kids Tours is a walking tour for children and adults that shows how life was in 17th century Salem. The tour is…More led by Alicia Diozzi, who guides visitors in character as Puritan Prudence Adams, sharing her knowledge of Salem history as tourists are taken on a trip that emulates the year 1626, the year the City of Salem was founded. Information provided on the tour includes stories about the Salem witch trials, important historical information about the time, and details about an ordinary day for a Salem resident in the 17th century. All tours meet at the Salem Visitor Center and typically last one hour. Reservations are required. Visit the Salem Kids Tours' website for a schedule and price information. Cash and checks are accepted.
Salem Common Hawthorne Blvd & S Washington Sq, Salem, MA01970 Located in the heart of Salem, Salem Common has a rich history as a public park that dates back to the city's roots.…More Once used as a location for military shooting practice, the park is now a popular spot for an early morning jog, evening stroll or midday picnic with the kids. Highlights include Washington Arch, the Salem Common gazebo, a war memorial and playground for children. The Salem Common Neighborhood Association works to preserve this neighborhood resource and historic site for the city.
Salem Vintage Photography 172 Essex St, Salem, MA01970 Salem, Massachusetts, has a deep and dark history involving fear, panic, mob mentality, and the occult. …More Pretty spooky, huh? Luckily for us, Salem is now a hot spot for fun witchy activities and creative ways to commemorate the town's unique past. At Salem Vintage Photography, you can load up on sepia-toned gag photos that make great party favors or personal tokens.
Salem Wax Museum 288 Derby St, Salem, MA01970 A regular tourist destination, the Salem Wax Museum recounts Salem's history through a guided tour of wax figures. Step…More inside and you will see Salem's infamous witch-trails, as well as its most prominent historical figures, such as Nathaniel Hawthorne, depicted in wax. Patrons have the opportunity to create a unique wax hand, as well as participate in additional museum attractions, such as Frankenstein Laboratory's haunted house or moonlit tours through Salem's cemeteries. The museum also features a gift shop where visitors can purchase nautical and witch-inspired apparel and gifts.
The Witch History Museum, located on the pedestrian walkway in downtown Salem, provides visitors with a live…More historical presentation in which tour guides tell the stories of the witches of Salem. Olde Salem Village truly sets the scene for these retellings, as the museum features 15 full size settings that depict the many tales. The museum explains the different roles that various people played during the witch hysteria, and corresponding trials. Furthermore, because the demonstration is with an actual guide, it becomes a very interactive experience for the guests where questions and participation are encouraged.
Salem Pioneer Village 1630 Shore Ave & Clifton Ave, Salem, MA01970 Pioneer Pioneer Village is located within Forest River Park. It is an interactive dramatic recreation of life in Salem…More in 1630. Originally built in 1930, this living historical museum is now managed by Gordon College, along with Old Town Hall. Gordon's own theater group, History Alive!, regularly schedules performances on the premises. It also rents the museum out as a set for filming.
Currently headed by Principal Nancy L. Pelletier, Bentley Elementary offers grades K-5 for Salem residents. In…More addition to classes, the school stresses the importance of integrating the arts, technology, reading and science into the everyday lives of students.
Bentley Elementary maintains partnerships with residents, various organizations and businesses in Salem. The school and PTO promote recycling, reading programs that involve community members and participation with various community resources that preserve the arts, history and culture. The school also works with various educational institutions to provide professional development opportunites.
After school programs available include participation with Salem Boy and Girls Club, Salem YMCA and Salem Community Child Care. The school is located along Memorial Drive adjacent to Irzyk Park. Collins Cove Beach and Collins Cove Park/Playground are located nearby as well.
The Salem Early Childhood Center for preschoolers is located within the same facility.
The Haunted Footsteps Ghost Tour 8 Central St, Salem, MA01970 The Haunted Footsteps Ghost Tour, which launched in 1997, is one of many tours available in Salem. Tickets…More can be purchased for daily departures in the ticket office on Central Street. The tour offers history and haunted happenings to those eager for an unforgettable experience in the Witch City.
World of Witches Museum 57 Wharf St, Salem, MA01970 World of Witches Museum opened in July of 2010. Located at Pickering Wharf, it is proud to be the only museum in Salem…More that, during its guided tours, focuses on witchcraft rather than the witch trials. While it speaks of the history of the witch, the primary descriptions are of the modern witch and her magic. There is also a gift shop that sells a variety of items pertaining to the study and the powers of witches.
The Witch Dungeon Museum 16 Lynde St, Salem, MA01970 The Witch Dungeon Museum has a long history of educating and entertaining tourists. Stop in to view a live…More reenactment of the 1692 Salem witch trials. The reenactment uses text taken from the original trial transcripts. After the performance, take a guided tour through the witch dungeon and other notable witch trial locations, including Gallows Hill.