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Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum

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The only whaling-era mansion on its original grounds open to the public, the Rotch-Jones-Duff (RJD) House and Garden Museum chronicles...

Salem Maritime National Historic Site

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Near Derby Wharf, this 9¼-acre site focuses on Salem's heritage as a major seaport with a thriving overseas trade. It includes the 1762...

Salem Witch Museum

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An informative and fun introduction to the 1692 witchcraft hysteria, this museum has a 15-minute guided tour through their exhibit, "Witches...

Salem Witch Trials Memorial

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Dedicated by Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel in 1992, this melancholy space—an antidote to the relentless marketing of the merry-witches...

Salisbury Beach State Reservation

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Relax at the long sandy beach, launch a boat, or just enjoy the water. From Newburyport center, follow Bridge Road north, take a right...

Sleepy Hollow Cemetery

  • Cemetery

This garden cemetery on the National Registry of Historic Places serves as a home to the graves of American literary greats like Louisa...

Sparrow House

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Built in 1640, Sparrow House is Plymouth's oldest structure. One of several historic houses in town that are open to visitors, it allows...

The 1768 Jeremiah Lee Mansion

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Marblehead's 18th-century high society is exemplified in this mansion run by the Marblehead Museum and historical society. Colonel Lee...

Walden Pond

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For lovers of Early American literature, a trip to Concord isn't complete without a pilgrimage to Henry David Thoreau's most famous residence...

Wingaersheek Beach

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With white sand and dunes, Wingaersheek Beach is a well-protected cove with both a beach side and a boat side. The white Annisquam lighthouse...