Comfort Inn North Shore
50 Dayton St.
Danvers, MA 01923
Phone: (978) 777-1700
Fax: (978) 777-4647
Arts & Museums
George Peabody House was the home of one of the pioneer philanthropists of the country. Built in 1790, it changed many hands and was finally bought by the city and converted it into a museum and civic center. It has been a designated historic landmark since 1988 and showcases the local history during the 1800s and the tanning industry. It is also used as a meeting space, exhibition area and for special events.
Established in 1891, this historical society works to preserve and interpret the history of Beverly, and the museum features displays from a large collection of artifacts and objects that explore various historical themes.
Run by the Salem Parks and Recreation Department, the Witch House is the home of the late judge Jonathan Corwin who presided over the Salem Witch Trials. While the town of Salem has many spots to visit to relive the notorious trials, this 17th century house is the only structure still standing with links to the trials of 1692. The four-room house contains a range of exhibits and offers a look back to this troubled period of history.
Salem is notorious for the witch trials held there in 1692. The Witch Dungeon Museum takes you back in time to Salem Village during that time period through a re-enactment of the witch trials. In all, 156 were accused of being witches and 20 were put to death. The museum's performance is based on historical transcripts from that year. Admission also includes a tour of a dungeon, which recreates the atmosphere of the original site where those accused of witchcraft were held.
These four galleries comprise fifteen-thousand-square-feet of premier exhibition space and feature exhibitions that change monthly, as well as displaying the works of regional, local, and student artists.
The Friendship is a faithful reconstruction of the first ship that bore the name, which was constructed in 1797, and served as a tall merchant ship for trading with East India; one can learn much about the technology, techniques and history of sailing during the late Eighteenth Century by touring this detailed replica.
This replica of a typical area Puritan village dating to 1630 serves as a living museum in which costumed guides narrate and demonstrate the life styles and responsibilities of the early Salem settlers.
This gallery features heritage prints that highlight the maritime history and culture of the region, as well as offering expert framing and preservations services and consultations.
Anybody interested in exploring the house of seven gables and four lighthouses? Pay a visit to the Essex Heritage area not just to do the above but to participate in mock settlement demonstrations and trudging maritime/industrial trail...phew! This historical site also features colonial settlements against the backdrop of precious beaches and luxurious landscapes. The rise and development of the shoe and textile industries is another hightlight. Anyone game for this historical picnic ride?
This Federal-style building is one of the oldest government buildings in the region. This multi-story building nowadays serves as an exhibit space and museum on the ground floor and a public meeting space on the second floor.
Open year-round, this museum offers an environment in which children and their parents are encouraged to participate in hands-on educational activities.
Completed in 1694, the John Hale House was built for Reverend John Hale, one of the ministers associated with the witch trials of 1962. Done up in Colonial House style of architecture, a mainstay in the architectural advancements of the era, the building was added to the US National Register of Historic Places in 1974. Now owned and managed by the Beverly Historical Society as a museum, the house open to public on Fridays and Saturdays between 11a and 3p, makes for a very interesting visit.