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Ropes Mansion, Salem

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#7 of 15 in Historic Sites in Salem
The Ropes Mansion, also called Ropes Memorial, is a Georgian Colonial mansion located at 318 Essex Street, located in the McIntire Historic District in Salem, Massachusetts. It is now operated by the Peabody Essex Museum and open to the public.
The house was built for Samuel Barnard, a merchant. In 1768, Judge Nathaniel Ropes, Jr., purchased the house from Barnard's nephew. The Ropes family then inhabited the house until 1907, when the house was given to the Trustees of the Ropes Memorial for public benefit.
Although altered through the years and then restored, the house looks much like its original form, with a symmetrical facade of two stories, three small pedimented gables through the roof, roof balustrade, and modillioned cornice. In 1807, however, its interior was extensively renovated. In the mid-1830s five rooms and the central hall were remodelled, and today's doorway installed
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  • I went to Salem to sightsee while on a business trip to Boston. It is worth the short drive along 1A beachfront Highway. The home is beautiful and was the home used in the movie. My kids were...  more »
  • Being part of the Hocus Pocus tour we had to stop. It was pouring rand but we had the photo op outside. .Beautiful historic home. Worth stopping by.  more »
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  • We went on a Sunday in the summer and the Mansion was free and open to the public. The garden is always open during daylight hours. The mansion was a nice mix of museum displays and full rooms set up as they would have been while the family lived there. Everything is very well preserved. My favorite part, funnily enough, was the image they had on their "do not touch" signs. The garden was in full bloom during our visit and had story book pages throughout in collaboration with the public library. Definitely worth the visit, just a few steps from the Witch House.
  • One of the best kept secrets in Salem. Gorgeous gardens that are meticulously kept and completely beautiful. Just a quick walk from down town!

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