Pioneer Village, also known as Salem 1630: Pioneer Village, is a living history museum recreating the city of Salem as it was in the 17th century. Opened in June 1930, it was the first museum of its kind in the United States.
The village allows visitors to gain an appreciation for the spirit of these English settlers by imagining their lives. Rather than simply read about them, one can see in action a blacksmith’s shop, a sawmill, a saltworks, gardens, fireplaces, a Dugout, a Wigwam, and thatched roof cottages. The featured attraction upon opening was the Governor’s House, a “fayre house” representing what the house might have looked like after it had been disassembled in Cape Ann, brought over to Salem, and rebuilt for Governor John Endicott in 1628. Dimensional details for the replica had been worked out by George Francis Dow.
Patrick Brown | Apr 29, 2018
Cool place to see how settlers really live. Love the butter churn. New construction going on, can't wait to see what is new. Great actors and also awesome ducks in the nearby pond. Highly recommend you check this out for both tourists and locals alike. Ask for discounts on large group packages. Great for field trips, company trips, etc. Five stars! A+!
Natali Cohen | May 24, 2018
Love this place. Unfortunately, going to be closed for this summer. People, please clean after your dogs!!!
Justin Demetri | Apr 10, 2018
I really enjoyed their halloween event, but I feel the place needs some tlc. It has lots of potential and interesting history. With some community support it could be a mini plimoth plantation.
My 3 Blessings Boutique | May 20, 2018
Great experience to go, but so commercialized.
Koe Joe | Apr 28, 2018
Great tour Miss winfree is a great tourist
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