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      PEM Walks

      Step into the past and learn about Salem's history in our self-guided walking tour that explores the stories of our historic homes and properties. Known worldwide for the Salem Witch Trials of 1692, the city is located 16 miles north of Boston. It boasts the nation’s first National Park site, a major university, a rich cultural heritage, distinct neighborhoods, a growing restaurant scene and a full calendar of festivals.

      PEM Walks recently won a gold MUSE Award and is generously supported by the George S. Parker Fund.

      Listen to a brief preview of our PEM Walks Audio Postcards:

      Ropes Mansion and Garden

      Built in 1727–1729
      0.4 miles from PEM

      Peirce-Nichols House

      Built in 1782
      0.4 miles from PEM

      Cotting-Smith Assembly House

      Built in 1782
      0.6 miles from PEM

      Quaker Meeting House

      Built c. 1688
      0.1 miles from PEM

      Lye-Tapley Shoe Shop

      Built in 1783
      0.1 miles from PEM

      John Ward House

      Built in 1685-1699
      0.1 miles from PEM

      Andrew-Safford House

      Built in 1818
      0.2 miles from PEM

      Crowninshield-Bentley House

      Built in 1729
      0.2 miles from PEM

      Daniel Bray House

      Built in 1766-1806
      0.1 miles from PEM

      Gardner-Pingree House

      Built in 1804–06
      0.2 miles from PEM

      Derby-Beebe Summer House

      Built in 1796
      0.1 miles from PEM

      Plummer Hall and Daland House

      Built in 1856
      Across the street from PEM

      Samuel Pickman House

      Built in 1672
      Located behind the museum

      East India Marine Hall

      Built in 1824–25
      Incorporated into the main museum building

      Yin Yu Tang: A Chinese Home

      Built c. 1790s
      Entered from inside the museum