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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.
Born in Salem, Nathaniel Hawthorne was a famous author of the 18th century, better known for this book called, 'The Scarlet Letter' and 'The House of the Seven Gables.' His home is a great landmark in Salem. The Georgian styled home is now a museum that was first built by the author's grandfather who was a maritime personage. If you want to know about this great author, you can visit this spot and explore the world of Nathaniel Hawthorne and his family.