What we're about

This is a group for those interested in exploring some of the lesser known historic sites and discussing the vast array of architectural styles around Salem. As opposed to lectures in a room, we'll be walking (or running) through sites; stopping frequently to talk and learn about where we're standing. I started this group because this city's looong history, outside of the witch trials, isn't all that well known; nor is its the impact of its architecture well-appreciated. So if you're interested in meeting some of your like-minded neighbors, or you want to meet others who enjoy nerding out about history, I look forward to meeting you all.

Upcoming events (2)

Country Roads - A Tour of Washington and Essex Streets

Washington and Essex are two of the oldest ‘ways’ in Salem, existing well before any European set foot on these shores. On this walking tour, we'll combining history and architecture to give you a nearly-complete history of the development of these two historic ways. All you'll need to bring is a pair of comfortable walking shoes, water, and weather-appropriate clothing (as this event takes place rain or shine).

The Lost Coast - Salem's Original Waterfront

Derby Wharf

Almost all of the land that we consider the working waterfront never existed when Salem was settled. On this walking tour we'll seek out remnants of the old city, explore an island buried under pavement and see where land was washed away. All you'll need to bring is a pair of comfortable walking shoes, water, and weather-appropriate clothing (as this event takes place rain or shine).

Past events (3)

The Iconic Swamp - A Salem Common Tour

Salem Common Bandstand

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