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Things To Do At the Plaza INN

a comfortable and convenient hotel in Peabody, Massachusetts

  • Boston Celtics
  • Boston Bruins
  • Boston Red Sox
  • New England Patriots
  • Duck Tours
  • Faneuil Hall Marketplace
  • Museum of Science
  • New England Aquarium
  • Cheers (T.V. Famous Bar & Grill)
  • Museum of Fine Art
  • Harvard University Art Museums
  • MIT Museum

Area Restaurants

  • Bertucci’s
  • Hilltop Steakhouse
  • Naked Fish
  • Outback Steakhouse
  • The Hard Cover
  • The Kowloon
  • Wendy’s

Fitness & Recreation

  • Beach 15.0 MI
  • Bicycle Rental 10.0 MI
  • Bicycling 10.0 MI
  • Bowling 6.0 MI
  • Fishing 20.0 MI
  • Golf course 5.0 MI
  • Hiking Trail 10.0 MI
  • Sailing 5.0 MI
  • Horseback Riding 10.0 MI
  • Jogging Track 6.0 MI
  • Playground 6.0 MI
  • Pool Table 10.0 MI
  • Sight Seeing Tours 5.0 MI
  • Tennis Court 4.0 MI
  • Video Arcade 5.0 MI

Our Salem Attractions Include

Salem Witch Museum – 19 1/2 Washington Square North

Phone: (978) 744-1692 | Website:
The museum presents a dramatic look at one of the most important and tragic events in American history … the Witch Trials of 1692. Walk through our doors and discover why we are Salem’s most visited museum. Open daily year round, 10 am to 5 pm; July and Aug. 10 am to 7 pm. Rates vary on age and group size.

House of Seven Gables – 54 Turner St

Phone: (978) 744-0991 | Website:
Built in 1668, this is the oldest surviving 17th century wooden mansion in New England. The House of the Seven Gables inspired author Nathaniel Hawthorne to write his legendary novel of the same name.Read More

Salem Pioneer Village – Forrest River Park – Formed in 1630

Phone: (978) 744-0991 | Website:
Tours daily from May 11 to Oct. 31. Admission rates vary on age. AAA discounts available.

Peabody Essex Museum – East India Square

Phone: (800) 745-4054 | (978) 745-9500 | Website:
Explore 200 years of extraordinary art, architecture and culture from New England and the world! Described by The New York Times as “a cross-cultural marvel,” the museum’s preeminent collections contain over 1,000,000 objects to excite your curiosity and broaden your horizons.

View the finest maritime art in the United States, art and cultures of North America, Africa, Asia and the Pacific Islands, and three centuries of American life in historic period houses. The Phillips Library houses the original court documents of the Salem Witch Trials. Museum shop and Café.

Allow one hour or more.Open: 7 days a week Memorial Day – Halloween, Mon. – Sat. 10 am – 5 pm, Sun. Noon – 5 pm. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years Day, and Mondays Nov. 1 – Memorial Day. Admission rates vary on age. Free to Salem residents year round.

Salem Trolley Tours – 8 Central Street

Phone: (978) 744-5469 | Website:
Purchase tickets onboard the trolley or at The Trolley Depot Store. Relax and enjoy narrated trolley rides filled with fun and interesting facts by expert guides. Tickets good for the day. Allow 1 hour to all day. Daily April 1 to November 3; Weekends only in March and November.

Mahi Mahi Cruises

Phone: (978) 825-0001 | Website:
Take a chartered boat ride from Salem harbor into the Atlantic Ocean.

Schooner Cruises – Ship from war of 1812
Phone: (800) 979-3370
Experience the past with a boat ride on a ship from the war of 1812.

Salem Willows – Fun amusement park
Phone: (978) 741-4600 | Website:
Shaded park, scenic harbor views, public pier with harbor cruises. Beaches, children’s rides, amusement games, food & refreshments. March to October, 10 am -11 pm. Free parking and admission.

Pickering Wharf

Shaded park, scenic harbor views, public pier with harbor cruises. Beaches, children’s rides, amusement games, food & refreshments. March to October, 10 am -11 pm. Free parking and admission.

Chestnut Street

A Registered National Historic Landmark, considered one of the most architecturally beautiful streets in America.

West Avenue

Family park with beaches, picnic areas, fresh water swimming pool (residents only). Non-resident parking fee in season. Open dawn to dusk.

Hamilton Hall – 9 Chestnut Street

Phone: (978) 744-0805
Built between 1805 and 1807 as a social center for Salem’s merchant families and designed by Samuel McIntire, this National Registor historic landmark remains a unique setting for special functions and weddings. Open weekdays 10 am to 2 pm. Free

Haunted Happenings

Salem’s annual October festival. Visit the site for calendar of events, photo page, kids’ page, sponsorship and vending information.

Museum Place – East India Square

Phone: (978) 744-9910
Browse, shop and dine in Salem’s only enclosed shopping mall. Offers a variety of specialty and gift shops, fast food and full-service restaurants and a 3-screen movie theatre. Open air concerts by the fountain in summer. Located across from the Visitor Center.

National Park Service Visitor Center – 2 New Liberty Street

Phone: (978) 740-1650
Information, sales area, exhibits on early settlement, maritime era and leather and textile industry. View film on historic Essex County. Open daily year round 9 am to 5 pm. Free

Essex National Heritage Area

Follow the Essex Heritage Trails: Early Settlement, Maritime, and Industrial Trails through 34 communities. From earliest settlement through the nation’s rise as a maritime power, to the early Industrial Revolution, Essex County offers an exciting American story. Inquire at the National Park Service Visitor Center for information.

New England Pirate Museum – 274 Derby Street

Phone: (978) 741-2800 | Website:
Piracy flourished here post 1692. Notorious villains like Blackbeard and Kidd prowled our coast. Relive their adventures. Open May – November, 10 am to 5 pm. Admission: Adults $4; Seniors $3.50; Children $2.50

Pickering House – 18 Broad Street

Phone: (978) 744-1647
Oldest house continuously occupied by the same family. Antiques, Washington’s letters. Open Mondays 10 am to 3 pm. Call for in-season schedule and by appointment. Admission charge $4. Allow 20 minutes or more.

Salem Common Washington Square

Nine-acre park which was the public land used to graze livestock and train local militia in the 17th and 18th centuries. Today it is used for concerts and community activities.

Salem Maritime National Historic Site – 174 Derby Street

Phone: (978) 740-1680 | Website:
Includes Custom House, Derby House, Narbonne House, West India Goods Store and Wharves. Open daily year round 9 am to 5 pm.

On the wharf nearby:
The Friendship, Salem’s Tall Ship A reconstruction of a 171-foot three-masted Salem East Indiaman built in 1797.

Salem Wax Museum – 288 Derby Street

Compelling multi-media presentation and marvelously-realistic wax figures, along with dramatic re-creations bring the past to life. A separate hands-on activity area for kids. Admission fee

Salem Witch Trials Memorial – Charter Street

Dedicated in 1992, the 300th anniversary of the Salem Witch Trials. Award-winning design creating a reflective environment evoking lessons of human rights and tolerance. Self guided. Open dawn to dusk. Free

Stephen Phillips Memorial Trust House – 34 Chestnut Street

Phone: (978) 744-0440 | Website:
Family furnishings of Salem sea captains. Antique carriages and cars.
Open Monday – Saturday Memorial Day through October 31. Hours: 10 am to 4:30 pm. Admission charge

The Old Burying Point (1637) – Charter Street

The oldest cemetery in Salem. Contains the graves of a Mayflower pilgrim and witchcraft trial judge John Hathorne. Open dawn to dusk.

The Old Town Hall – 32 Derby Square

Built in 1816 after the land was donated to the City of Salem by John Derby III and Benjamin Pickman, Jr., it was the city headquarters until 1836/37 when the new City Hall was erected on Washington Street.