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Salem Holiday Happenings

 

Holiday Doors of Salem

Salem MA Holiday Doors, Chestnut Street  Photos by Kate Fox

Holiday lights always seem to get all of the attention this time of year.  If you want to revel in non-illuminated, traditional decoration paired with stunning architectural design, I recommend you check out the McIntire District in Salem.  Take a stroll down Chestnut, Essex, and Federal Streets, and be sure to wind through some of the cross-streets in between.  These homes are elegant and stately and their seasonal garlands and wreaths highlight their beauty.

Salem MA holiday doors, Flint and Essex Street, photos Kate Fox

Bundle up and take a seasonal walk while the garlands still adorn these homes.  I spent about 90 minutes strolling the neighborhood with a friend and my camera, and it was just the right amount of time.

Schedule your stroll between 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM on a Saturday or Sunday, and include a tour of the Phillips House on Chestnut Street.  Include a tour of the 17th Century Witch House if you pass its historic door between 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Wednesday - Friday, or between 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM on the weekends. 

Holiday Doors Salem MA photos by Kate Fox

You may want to pick up a self-guided walking tour map at the Salem Regional Visitor Center, located at 2 New Liberty Street (Wednesday - Sunday, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM). You can also download Architecture in Salem and The McIntire District prior to your walk (click here for links).

Posted by Kate on 12/22 at 03:04 PM Permalink