On your next trip to Salem, Massachusetts make sure to consider employing our Salem car hire services as your main means of transportation. The city can be worth both a day-trip from Boston as well as a trip on its own, if you can spare the time, in order to see what some consider to be a three dimensional textbook of American architectural history.
You obviously can’t reach the city via airplane since it’s pretty much a suburb of Boston now, it’s much easier to take the train or a ferry. Regardless of how you get there, if you’re planning to spend more than one day in the city make sure to employ our Salem car rental services.
Even though the hysteria around witch hunts started in nearby Danvers, the trials were held in Salem and that is why Salem is known for its witch trials. The city has embraced its history in this regard and there are a few attractions around the city which focus on the trials, such as the Salem Witch Museum where you can hear the narrative of the history of the trials in 1692 as well as see an exhibit of witchcraft through the ages. In a similar vein, you can also visit the Witch Dungeon Museum.
On the less witchcraft side of things, there’s the Salem Maritime National Historic Site where you can learn about the town’s maritime and commercial history, there are also tours which will have you visiting the historic custom house built in 1819, two colonial residences which date back to 1672 and 1761 as well as the full-scale replica of the 1805 ship the “Friendship”.
However, as mentioned earlier, the architecture is one of the most important characteristics of Salem. Being one of the larger towns in the colonies, Salem was the sixth-largest city in the United States back in 1790 and was the richest per capita due to extensive maritime commerce. This means that the funds were there to create a series of wonderful buildings and as the status of the city declined, those wonderful post-medieval, Georgian, Federal, Greek-Revival and Victorian architecture masterpieces continued to survive.
These are of course only a few of the things that you can see and do while in Salem, so make sure to consider employing our Salem car hire services while on your trip there.