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Salem Heritage Trail

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Salem, MA

Groups

  • Motorcoach Parking: No

General

  • Wifi: No
  • ADA Compliant: No
  • Pet Friendly: No
  • Function Space Available: No
  • Family Friendly: No

About

In the 1980’s, the Salem Heritage Trail was born to provide visitors a self-guided walking tour of Salem’s historic sites. The trail is meant to bridge connections between the earliest settlers in Salem, local Indigenous Peoples, Colonial Salem and the Witch Trials, Industrial Heritage, Abolitionism and African American stories, Immigrant Experiences, and more. You’ll find a mix of historical sites and commercial and tourist attractions when walking the trail. In 2020, Salem revised the Salem Heritage Trail, removing its references to its original offensive “Red Line” history to promote more inclusivity within the downtown area and beyond.

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Historic Sites to See

Salem invites visitors to enjoy the many stops along the Salem Heritage Trail. The Peabody Essex Museum is one of the oldest museums in the country filled with art and culture from around the world. At the Witch History Museum at the corner of Essex and Washington Streets, you can learn all about untold stories of witches in 1692. Also, along the trail is the Salem Witch House which has direct ties to the Salem Witch Trials. The Old Town Hall in Derby Square is one of the oldest surviving structures in Salem. You’ll also pass by the Salem Wax Museum and Witch Village, where you can stop into shops and get a bite to eat at the many restaurants. There are endless sites to explore on the Salem Heritage Trail.  

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