A short ride from Boston will bring you to the quintessential New England experience; lobster in the rough, whale watches, museums, galleries, antique shops, historic properties and pristine beaches.
The Salem Witch Museum takes one back to 1692 with a dramatic history lesson using stage sets with life-size figures and lighting along with narration - an overview of the trials that consumed the town. Visitors recognize that the accused witches of 1692 were no different than the Japanese-Americans encamped during World War II and blacklisted Communist of the 1950s. All are challenged to think of Witch Hunts taking place today. A visit to the Peabody Essex Museum is a must. The museum was founded in 1799 by Salem merchants who sailed the globe in search of international trade, collecting extraordinary works of art and culture along the way, and some of the very first objects collected are still on display today.