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This historic site offers public tours and educational programs. It is dedicated to preserving and interpreting the social history and material culture of the 17th century, as well as providing information about the Salem witchcraft trials of 1692 and their connection to the house’s longtime owner, Judge Jonathan Corwin. The Witch House, listed on the National Register of Historic Places as part of Salem’s historic McIntire District, was built between 1642 and 1675. It is the only home in modern Salem with direct ties to the witchcraft trials of 1692. The Witch House was restored to its

17th-century appearance in 1945 by Historic Salem, Inc., and opened to the public in 1947. Hosts are committed to providing an exemplary program that interprets history, architecture and collections in a relevant, educational and engaging way. Self-guided admission is $8.25 for adults, $6.25 for seniors (62 and older), $4.25 for youths (6-14), free for children under 6. AAA members receive $1 off. Guided tours are an additional $2.25. Half-hour tours are offered daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., April-November (sometimes until 6 p.m. in October). The Witch House is at

310 Essex St., on the corner of Essex and North streets. For information, call 978-7448815, or visit


WINTER ISLAND PARK The park features: RV and tent camping (May 15 to Nov. 1); a public boat ramp (year-round); seasonal dinghy rack space; walking tours; gift store; function hall (year-round rentals); picnic areas for rent (May 15 to Nov. 1); public beach with lifeguard; access to the Salem Trolley; historic Fort Pickering lighthouse; and spectacular wedding locales. Call 978-745-9430, fax 978-745-1845, or direct e-mail to 12

Built in 1933 as a WPA project, Olde Salem Greens is a ninehole golf course on 75 of the 275 acres at Highland Park. Yardage is 3,026, with a par 35. Tee times may be scheduled six days in advance. Passes are available for both residents of Salem and nonresidents. We offer a Monday through Thursday special from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; two players for nine holes, plus cart for $38. We also offer a twilight special, along with weekend and afternoon specials. Call for times and prices. For tee times, prices or more information, call 978-744-2149 or 978-744-2124. Dress code requires all golfers to wear collared shirts. No jeans,

sweatpants or gym shorts are allowed. Soft-spike shoes only. A handicapped-accessible golf cart is available.

2012-13 Fall & Winter Salem Rec Booklet  
2012-13 Fall & Winter Salem Rec Booklet  

The Salem Park, Recreation & Community Services Booklet offers readers a look at all the events and programs that the department offers.