- See ‘the most patriotic painting in the world’
- Wealth of historic and cultural attractions
- Discover the birthplace of the American Navy
Learn about one of the most fascinating and troubling periods of Massachusetts history with this enthralling Boston gift experience that takes you to Salem, where the infamous ‘witch trials’ took place in the 17th century. You’ll begin with a narrated coach journey from Boston out to historic Marblehead, known as the birthplace of the American Navy, and where you can enjoy a stunning, unique panorama of the rugged coastline from Castle Rock. Stop at Abbot Hall for a short talk and to see the famous oil painting by Archibald Willard, ‘The Spirit of ‘76’ - otherwise known as Yankee Doodle, or the most patriotic painting in the world.
Afterwards, you’ll journey on to the picturesque town of Salem, where you can find out all about the infamous witch trials, as well as the area’s maritime and literary connections. You’ll have five hours to wander Salem, so plenty of opportunity to dine in town or along the waterfront. This Massachusetts gift experience also includes discounted entry to major attractions including the Salem Witch Museum and Nathaniel Hawthorne’s ‘House of 7 Gables’.