Salem Massachusetts Bed And Breakfast

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Salem Massachusetts Bed Breakfast

Boston’s North Shore

Explore the North Shore, Boston and beyond. The Old Corner Inn is uniquely located in Manchester-by-the-Sea, a beautiful quiet town, very close to historic Salem and just 30 miles north of Boston. From here you can enjoy easy day trips into Salem, Boston,  Gloucester and Rockport. You can either drive or take a direct train from Manchester’s village to downtown Salem, Gloucester, Rockport or to North Station in Boston. You do not have to change trains.

Many guests venture well beyond, as it is an easy ride to Newburyport, the NH and southern Maine seacoasts, and historic Lexington, where the “shot heard ’round the world” was fired. The more adventurous can travel to Mount Washington, the high point of New England at 6,288 feet, where you can hike, or take a train or van to the very top of New England. If you go, bring a jack, even in mid summer.

The Inn itself is a historic treasure, greeting guests for over 50 years. It was originally built in 1865 as a gracious manor home. It later became the location of the Danish summer embassy. During the time it was built, the area northeast of Boston was “Boston’s Gold Coast”, a summer playground for high society, similar to Newport to New York’s wealthy class, but without all of the huge mansions. The Inn offers a pleasant outdoor porch, parlor style living room, dining room and breakfast room as common areas. Guest rooms are located on the 2nd and 3rd floors. All rooms are air conditioned and include a continental breakfast served daily. Click photos below for larger views.

The Inn is within a short walking distance to Tuck’s Point Harbor and again, a short distance to the many attractions of neighboring Salem, Gloucester, Rockport and nearby Boston. After a day of exploring we welcome you to rest and relax in our clean and comfortable rooms.

Free to explore Salem? The following activities, destinations and diversions are open to the public and are completely free of charge.

10 – Explore your National Park

Salem Maritime National Historic Site

The first National Historic Site established in the US, tours of the buildings, wharves, and Tall Ship Friendship at the Salem Maritime National Historic Site are free. Learn stories of the sailors, Revolutionary War privateers and merchants who brought the riches of the world to America through the port of Salem. Spend a half hour learning regional history from the wonderful, free film, Where Past is Present at the Visitor Center (located at 2 New Liberty Street).
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9 – Tour Punto Urban Art Museum

Punto Urban Art Museum

Located in the Point Neighborhood, Punto Urban Art Museum is an open-air museum that features 85 large-scale murals and 40 world-renowned artists. It’s a five minute walk from downtown and free to explore. Share your favorite murals with us by tagging @destsalem in your posts!
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8 – Stroll along Chestnut Street


Salem Massachusetts Bed Breakfast Near Chestnut Street

Photo by Jim McAllister

Take the time to wander down beautiful Chestnut Street, which was the first planned street in America. Read all of the house plaques to learn the about the people who built and lived in the exquisite Federal-style mansions.
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7 – Relax at the Ropes Mansion

Ropes Mansion

Just a block from historic Chestnut Street, at 318 Essex Street, you will find the historic Ropes Mansion Garden. This stunning Colonial Revival garden, created in 1912, is a popular place for relaxing, reading, photography, and admiring the flowers. Part of the collections of the Peabody Essex Museum, the garden is open to the public, and throughout the growing season, offers a splendid sampling of local horticulture. The mansion itself is free and open to the public on summer weekends from noon to 4 pm.
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6 – Play and Picnic in Salem Common

Salem Massachusetts Bed Breakfast near Salem Common

Originally used as a grazing area for Salem residents’ livestock and a training area for the Salem militia, today Salem Common is a favorite spot for jogging, reading, concerts and wedding ceremonies. The playground and basketball court provide a place for families to unwind and enjoy some fresh air.

5 – Indulge Your Sweet Tooth with Harbor Sweets

Harbor Sweets

Harbor Sweets offers free factory tours on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11:00 am. Take a tour and see where some of our favorite locally-made chocolates are handcrafted, then buy some to take home! (Contact Harbor Sweets to confirm tour availability).
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4 – Step Through Cemeteries

Charter Street Cemetery

Salem has wonderful, historic cemeteries, including the Old Burying Point Cemetery on Charter Street, Howard Street Cemetery and the Broad Street Cemetery. The Charter Street Burying Point is one of the oldest cemeteries in Massachusetts. In it you can see the graves of a Witch Trials judge, a Mayflower passenger, and architect Samuel McIntire. Cemeteries are open from dawn until dusk. Note: Charter Street Cemetery is undergoing preservation work and may be closed for select periods of time. Check for updates.

3 – Wander around the Willows

Salem Willows

In addition to the restaurants and arcades (which will lighten your quarter stash), Salem Willows Park has two free beaches, walking trails, and a free summer concert series. Good weather brings families from near and far with their picnics to savor the sun, sand, and salt water. And, for less than $2 you can feast on one of Salem Lowe’s famous chop suey sandwiches.

2 – Remember the victims of 1692

Salem Witch Trials Memorial

Dedicated in 1992, by Nobel Laureate Eli Wiesel, to commemorate the tercentenary of the Salem Witch Trials, the Witch Trials Memorial was restored in 2012 and remains a solemn place to honor and remember the brave people who maintained their innocence in 1692.
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1 – Connect it all along the Salem Heritage Trail

Salem Heritage Trail

Connect all of Salem’s sites by walking the Salem Heritage Trail. The line painted on the sidewalk will help you navigate your way through Salem and American history. The Heritage Trail is printed on the map in the centerfold of The Salem Guide.



Salem Massachusetts Bed And Breakfast

Salem Massachusetts Bed And Breakfast

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