Trails & Sails
Discover special places in your backyard from Friday Sept. 17 through Sunday Sept. 26! Be guided through unique landscapes on land and sea, explore historic properties, and take in cultural experiences of all kinds. Find what makes Essex County like nowhere else during Trails & Sails! Visit trailsandsails.org for a list of events around the region.
Black Women of Essex County
Salem Maritime and Saugus Iron Works National Historic Sites invite you to explore and learn about the history of African American people, cultures, and communities in Essex County. Residents, historians, and scholars alike have been working to unearth this history and recover these fascinating stories in order to provide a fuller account of the county’s past and present. Join us...
Inside the Daniels House
Built by a shipwright and captain in 1667, the Stephen Daniels House offers a rare look inside a 17th century mansion built when Salem was on the frontier of New England. You’ll get an intimate look at original details from the Witch Trials, American Revolution and beyond. These walls have seen it all. The Daniels House is not a museum...
17th Century Mulberry Remedies
Mulberry: We will be using the bark, berries and leaves from a tree growing in Charter Street Cemetery in this exploration of mulberry medicinal recipes. Learn more here.
Salem’s Forgotten Almshouse Burial Ground by Jen Ratliff
Salem Historical Society member and former trustee, Jen Ratliff has dedicated herself to uncovering and sharing the forgotten stories of our collective past. Her most recent focus is Salem’s Forgotten Almshouse Burial Ground – “Salem is often celebrated for its history of millionaire merchants and their mansions, but there is another side to the city’s past, that of Salem’s poorest...
Rising Tides: Salem and the Sea
A walk along Salem’s coastline is a journey through time. Join us as we trace this old port city’s complex relationship with the sea; from boom to bust to the very real threat to our historic structures from climate change. This city’s past, present and future is inextricably tied to the ocean. Special Instructions: Wear comfortable walking shoes and weather-appropriate...
Visit Salem through the eyes of abolitionist, poet and teacher, Charlotte Forten as a young, African-American woman in the years leading up to the Civil War. About 2 miles. Some uneven ground. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Salem Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency....