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SALEM, MASSACHUSETTS

Exploring Salem’s Heritage: Hawthorne, Haunts and Historic Masterpieces

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Program #1571RJ
5 Days | 4 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
In 1692, controversial witch trials made the city of Salem, Massachusetts famous — but there is so much more to this dynamic city! Discover the remarkable historical, architectural, and cultural heritage of one of America's oldest communities. Through lively illustrated lectures, walking excursions and visits to historic sites, relive the excitement of Salem's lucrative maritime trade and enjoy the grace and beauty of its magnificent mansions. Visit the world-renowned Peabody Essex Museum to see Yin Yu Tang, an authentic 17th-century Chinese house, and enjoy the museum's outstanding collection of art and antiques.


Highlights

• Learn about the 1692 Witch Trials and today's theories of how this blight on American history was allowed to occur.
• Follow the footsteps of Nathaniel Hawthorne on a Salem Literary Trail ending at the House of Seven Gables.
• Join historian Jim McAllister for a look at American Impressionism, and learn why many artists came to the region.

Activity Notes

Light walking over uneven ground.

Coordinated by Road Scholar.


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Included
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4 nights of accommodations
11 meals: 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
7 Expert-led lectures
5 Field trips

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4.8
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