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Ropes Mansion and Garden, Salem

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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 A visit to Ropes Mansion and Garden represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Salem trip itinerary builder app to plot your vacation.
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  • House is back open for self-guided tours (weekends, check the PEM website for hours). (Guides are on site to answer questions). Garden is fully replanted (note to other reviewers, garden season in.....  more
    House is back open for self-guided tours (weekends, check the PEM website for hours). (Guides are on site to answer questions). Garden is fully replanted (note to other reviewers, garden season in.....  more »
  • We visited in the first week of May so they were still getting ready to plant which was fine. It was still very beautiful and the pond was very serene. I would love to have a garden like that. So... 
    We visited in the first week of May so they were still getting ready to plant which was fine. It was still very beautiful and the pond was very serene. I would love to have a garden like that. So...  more »
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  • We did not go in but visited the garden. Very cool. The trees on this property are something to see. Amazing site one of a kind.
  • Beautiful and very peaceful place. There are a few benches around; I sat there with a book and was fairly undisturbed for about an hour at least.

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