Salem is more popularly called the Witch City and has turned out to be the destination for Wiccans, witches, and neo-pagans. This always drew my attention and thus, I decided to visit the city. Well, the city has so much to offer than you can imagine. As a matter of fact, tourists are never going to get bored. If you plan to visit the city anytime soon, here are a few things that you need to check out.
Peabody Essex Museum
This museum showcases a collection of maritime art, historical art, American decorative art, and also contemporary art from Japan, China, India, Korea, North America, Pacific Islands, and Africa. Huang family’s ancestral home that is two centuries old interested me the most. Many historic houses are a part of the museum and have been opened to the visitors. The interior work is splendid and has been done by Samuel McIntire.
Maritime National Historic Site
It covers 9 acres of waterfront along with 12 historic buildings from the 18th-19th-century history of maritime. This has helped in bringing forth the economic independence of the United States. I came across the 18th-century selling vessel used for commercial purpose call the Friendship. Here, you will be able to view exhibits, catch orientation films, and get a glimpse into Nathaniel Hawthorne’s life.
House of Seven Gables
It is a collection of colonial homes which comprises the oldest standing wooden mansion of New England from the 17th century. This house has been used a setting for the popular novel by Hawthorne which goes by the same name as the house. I took a guided tour and they took me up the secret staircase while enumerating the history of the previous occupants of the mansion. There are photos, artifacts, and painting that you can check out.