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Salem 1630: Pioneer Village

Forest River Park, Salem, MA 01970
+1 978-744-8815
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Established in 1930, this recreated fishing village was one of America's first living history museums.
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible18%
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Forest River Park, Salem, MA 01970
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Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

I originally went here because we were looking around for the sites they used for the hocus pocus movie, which I believe this area was used for the opening scene. It was closed when we got there but we were still able to see the...More

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Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Hard to see what it looks like at night, so can’t really comment on the authenticity of the village. The inside of the houses was very authentic and cool. The stories were good and the readers really seemed to enjoy what they do. We thought...More

Thank Mike D
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Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

My husband and I went to Salem last weekend for our first wedding anniversary. We both love Halloween and Friday the 13th. We bought tickets to the Tales at the Witch House and the Dark Of Night at the Pioneer Villages. I wish someone would...More

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Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Went to Salem for a weekend getaway with an educational spin for my kids to learn some history. Pioneer village seemed like a good choice but unfortunately it was not to be. It was very difficult to find traveling through a residential area and was...More

Thank Islander1971mv
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

This is America's first living history village built in the 1930s. As such the buildings have not been kept up as they should, but our guide told us they will soon be restoring the village to former glory and hope to maybe have living history...More

1  Thank QNPoohBear
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Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

We had a really nice time tonight; weather was great, right on the ocean, pumpkin lanterns, and loved the scary stories told to us. The speakers wrote their stories. This was a Halloween event, is not going on all the time. I plan to go...More

Thank CaesarBrutus
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Reviewed 28 September 2017

The adjacent park is under renovation and the Pioneer Village is closed due to the mess. It does look interesting and the park has lovely water views.

Thank Vicky A
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Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

I wanted to check this place out because I had read this was the place used as Binx's village in Hocus Pocus. Sadly, it was closed and a lot of water was in it, but it was still pretty cool to see it from the...More

3  Thank Shopaholic_x0
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

We had the pleasure of visiting village during the Annual Spice Festival. There were extra events going on and very bad weather, but we still had a great time. I still have some of the pumpkin spice salt water taffy. make sure to wear the...More

3  Thank Greenarrrow
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Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

I've been here before and enjoyed it very much. I tried to go again when I was in town but they are only open on weekends and not open in October. You can wander around the outskirts a bit and there is a nice park...More

1  Thank Steve O
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Linda H
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Response from lizakq | Reviewed this property |
You could also buy tickets and find info at the Witch house...
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