Area Attractions Salem

There are a variety of family-friendly attractions to explore in nearby Salem, MA! Known for the witch trials of 1692, Salem is full of local history and interesting things to do.

  • Connect with art and culture at the Peabody Essex Museum. Their newly expanded Art & Nature Center features hands-on activities, discovery drawers, games and computer stations. And pick up a complimentary Gallery Discovery Kit to embark on a treasure hunt of sorts and search for animals or sailing ships in the PEM collection. Plus enjoy weekend Drop-in Art Making classes.
  • Experience the drama of history at The Salem Witch Museum, Salem’s most-visited museum. Or head to the New England Pirate Museum to experience some seafaring adventures.
  • Tour The House of Seven Gables, a famous 17th century dwelling said to have inspired Nathaniel Hawthorne’s book of the same name. Climb up the Secret Staircase.
  • Take a ride on the Salem Trolley! Experience the Witch City on a guided sightseeing tour. You can also hop on & off at any of the 13 stops throughout the day and explore Salem at your leisure.

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