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  • Located just 24 kilometres north of Boston and Logan International Airport, lie the 34

  • cities and towns that make up the beautiful region of Essex County, Massachusetts. With

  • sparkling beaches, natural beauty and wildlife, and quaint historic communities, it’s a

  • vacationer’s dream. Hi, I’m Claire and welcome to North of Boston!

  • Whether youre here for a relaxing coastal getaway or an exciting vacation full of rich

  • culture and history, youre in for the trip of a lifetime.

  • Essex County is known for its beautiful and well-preserved 17th Century homes. See what

  • it was like to live in America’s First Period as you tour a variety of historical buildings

  • and homes in the area.

  • Stop in at The House of Seven Gables in Salem, built in 1668, to see New England’s oldest-surviving

  • wooden mansion. This incredible museum houses over 2,000 artifacts, features a large Colonial

  • Revival Garden, and even hides a mysterious secret staircase!

  • You can also step back in time at The Salem Witch Museum to learn all about the infamous

  • Salem Witch Trials of 1692. Here, the emotional trials are recreated with

  • life-size stage sets, figures, dramatic lighting and stirring narration. Afterwards, explore

  • the developing role of witchcraft across history with the help of a knowledgeable guide.

  • In Gloucester, delve into rich maritime history at America’s oldest seaport. Along the harbor,

  • youll discover The Fishermen’s Memorial, known as The Man at the Wheel, built in 1923

  • to commemorate the town’s 300th anniversary, and the Cenotaph that lists thousands of local

  • fishermen lost at sea. Nearby, The Fishermen’s Wives Memorial was unveiled in 2001, to honor

  • the wives and families of those fishermen, for theirfaith, diligence, and fortitude.”

  • To truly appreciate Gloucester’s past, set sail on one of 3 locally built historic fishing

  • schooners for an adventurous and informative ride. Or, catch sight of a whale, and other

  • diverse sea life, on a whale watching tour. To complete your day at sea, enjoy locally

  • sourced seafood from one of over 75 restaurants on the island. Head to the hundred-year-old

  • Woodman’s of Essex, for traditional New England lobsters and scenic views of the Essex

  • River and salt marshes. Make sure to taste their legendary fried clamsWoodman’s

  • was the inventor of the fried clam back in 1916!

  • With its incredible nature, combined with fascinating stories of America’s rich past,

  • North of Boston is a destination you won’t want to miss. Come and see for yourself!

Located just 24 kilometres north of Boston and Logan International Airport, lie the 34

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