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The Custom House, Salem

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#6 of 16 in Historic Sites in Salem
Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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  • Great place to sit on the big steps and take some great photos. Very picturesque. Part of Salem's history. 
    Great place to sit on the big steps and take some great photos. Very picturesque. Part of Salem's history.  more »
  • Interesting house across from the maritime site. Check out the amazing architecture on the custom house and then see the rest of the site. 
    Interesting house across from the maritime site. Check out the amazing architecture on the custom house and then see the rest of the site.  more »
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  • It is definitely worth the visit. It gives you a perspective to socio-economic life in Salem beyond the infamous witch trials. It is a nice historical building with preserved artifacts from glorious days of sea trade. There is also additional exhibits in the back of the building which is rarely visited but provides great photo opportunities. If you are lucky, the visit will be even better with a great guide from the national park service.
  • Worth the stop for sure. Some great history inside from Hawthorne and the building itself has some great historical value. The national parks people working are a wealth of knowledge make sure to stop and ask them about the customs house. They have some great information to share with you.

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