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House for Sale: Salem, Massachusetts

4. Chestnut Street, with its impressive array of Adamesque Federal mansions.

5. The harbor area, including the three-masted, square-rigged “tall ship” Friendship tied up there.

How about a favorite restaurant in town? “There are so many we love here, but our favorite has to be the Lyceum Bar & Grill at 43 Church Street [978-745-7665;]. And, incidentally, it’s where Alexander Graham Bell made one of the first long-distance phone calls.” (Nice bit of trivia to contemplate while having dinner.)

We had time only for Loretta and Randall’s #5 that afternoon, plus a late blue-crab-salad sandwich at Victoria Station, a restaurant right on the dock (978-745-3400;

During our 15-minute walk back to where we’d parked at the Salem Regional Visitor Center (across the street from the Peabody Essex Museum; 978-740-1650;, we passed shops such as “Witchcraft and Magical Supplies” and the Salem Psychic Center, featuring “readings by Diana” and “Gifts from the Mineral Kingdom and Beyond.” (Beyond?)

And for $13 you may join one Mollie Stewart for “a nightly search for Salem’s ghosts.” There’s even a church just for witches in Salem. Whether or not all that sort of thing appeals, there’s no doubt that Salem absolutely thrives on what happened there back in 1692.

For more “must sees,” accommodations, and activities, contact Destination Salem (877-725-3662, 978-744-3663; We’d probably not plan on going during Halloween week, though. Maybe for many it’s fun there then, but to our way of thinking, that’s when Salem, Massachusetts, really is New England’s scariest town.

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For details, contact Pam McKee at Keller Williams Realty, Salem, MA. 978-717-9061.

Updated Monday, June 11th, 2007
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