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Stephen Phillips House is a historical landmark known for its Federal architecture. Although renovated in the Colonial Revival style by subsequent owners, the mansion preserves the classical decor and is a museum today. The house was built around 1821 in Salem after four rooms from an earlier home in Danvers were transported there and till today it has a collection of domestic furnishings that were used during the early 20th century. One can find artifacts like the Banjo Clock-used by Stephen Williams, a porcelain Chinese platter and an oil painting of Venice. A tour through this villa would explain how modern equipment gradually changed the lifestyle of people. A picturesque property with a peaceful atmosphere, it is worth a visit.
The Pickering House was built is a historic landmark that was built in the sixteenth century in Salem. The guides at this landmark make sure to inform visitors about the history of the Pickering family that is interwoven with American History. This property is one of the oldest Gothic architecture that is well preserved and maintained. The place can be visited only from June to September on Sundays. If you want to visit this spot on any other day, prior appointment is needed.
Inaugurated in 1805, Hamilton Hall is an elegant venue for social gatherings and weddings. Located in Salem, the hall is spread over three levels and five bays and is divided into The Lafayette Room, Pickery Room, Brick Hearth Room, The Remond Room and The Ballroom; each room with distinct interiors, fireplaces and chandeliers to add to the aura. The building showcases prominent Federal Style Architecture with a Greek Revival Style porch and Flemish Bond Pattern of construction with wide windows and a central entrance. The building is registered with the National Register of Historic Places and as a National Historic Landmark. They are available for weddings and other private events and has facilities to conduct outdoor events as well. It is an ideal venue for thematic events and the venue can accommodate a total crowd of 160 spectators for a single event.
Signifying the relationship between the city of Salem and the ocean, East India Fountain Square is an exquisite water fountain built entirely out of granite stone. A creation of the brilliant John Collins, the design embodies the topography of the city and is considered to be a prime location and attraction of the city. It is visited by locals and tourists alike and is a great place for the children to splash in the water, for history buffs to know more about its engaging past or for the patrons to simply stroll by on a breezy summer evening.
John Ward House is one of the visited historic places in the vicinity. Built in 1684, it showcases First Period architecture, and multiple eras of restoration through its inception. The house has 2 and a half storeys made of wood, a large central chimney and side-gable roofs. Owned by Peabody Essex Museum, it was listed as a National Historic Landmark in 1968. The house was built in 3 different phases, adding various sides and rooms to the original site. In 1816, the house was auctioned and belonged to Temple Hardy for 40 years. In 1910, the house was shifted from its original location to the present one and by 1912, restoration of most of the house was conducted.
Rebecca Nurse Homestead is one of the famous tourist attractions of the state. The brick wall structure was built during 1678 and belonged to Rebecca Nurse who was prosecuted for practicing witchcraft. The house is now converted into a museum and guided tours explain about the Salem Trials. One of the important features of the property is Rebecca Nurse's grave.