Building a Nation: Salem Architecture Tour


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Duration1 hour
Guide LanguageEnglish
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Salem is one of the oldest cities in America and it has witnessed some of this country's devastating lows and magnificent highs. From the simple, rustic forms of frontier survival when their world was held together by religion and superstition, to the grand and imposing mansions typical of when Salem was wealthiest city in early America; all of this is captured in amazingly well-preserved detail that you can see today.
You'll be led by an experienced Architectural Historian and Preservationist as we uncover the secrets to the elusive character of this ancient, storied city using the buildings that have seen it all.


We'll explore the oldest streets of Salem where frontier houses still stand next to Early-American mansions built from the lucrative Eastern trade in spices, silks, teas and china. Led by certified Salem Guide, experienced Architectural Historian and Preservationist, you'll discover how this city's prolific story is told through design.


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Additional Information

  • Service animals allowed
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Guide Languages

  • English

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This product can not be cancelled, amended or refunded.