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Danvers is a small town in the state of Massachusetts, located on the Danvers Rivers near the northeastern coast of Massachusetts. Danvers is most widely known for its association with the 1692 Salem witch trials and for the famous asylum, the Danvers State Hospital. The river provides access for the town to the Atlantic Ocean. Initially an agricultural town, Danvers is now known for manufacturing electronic devices and chemicals. With a population of 26.493 residents, Danvers is a wonderful place to spend your holiday in, with a lot of historical attractions, venues and types of accommodation to choose from. Although an agricultural town, Danvers is a great holiday destination. 

Top Attractions Within Danvers 

Located in the town of Danvers, Endicott Park encompasses 165 acres, and is home to some of the most unique and varied recreational land. The varied landscape includes horse pastures, fields and meadows, historic farm buildings, orchards, marshes with a network of trails and dirt roads for stress free and stroller free friendly exploration in the park. There are passive recreation activities for all ages, ranging from hiking, fishing and picnicking and enjoying the playground. 

The Endicott Danvers Pear Tree is a European Pear located in Danvers and it is believed to be the oldest living cultivated fruit tree in North America. The Pear tree was planted in the 17th century, around the year 1649. According to a 2007 article in the Danvers Herald, the Pear Tree holds a special place in the hearts of many Danversites. In 2004, the Danvers Preservation Commission sought to have the tree featured on a stamp of the United States Postal Service. 

Glen Magna Farms Danvers is a historic country estate located at the end of Ingersoll Street and currently owned by the Danvers Historical Society. The estate was build during the War of 1812. Today the grounds are open to the public for viewing and special events. Key features of the grounds include the striking derby Summer House with its enclosed rose garden designed by Herbert Browne, as well as a flower garden with small fountain and geraniums, lilies and roses. It is a wonderful place to enjoy history as well as a relaxing afternoon of with your family and friends. 

Top 5 Things to Do in Danvers

1. Tour a historical building: The Judge Samuel Holten House is a historical building of the 17th century, with a Victorian architectural style. Rebecca Nurse Homestead and Putnam House, all constructed in the late 17th century, have historical colonial significance, giving the visitors important glimpses into the lives and culture of 17th and 18th century Danvers. 

2. See the oldest pear tree in the states: One gets thrilled to know that they have seen a 375 years old pear tree. Danvers has the honor to present a pear tree which is known to have been planted by John Endicott, the first governor of Massachusetts in 1632 and is said to be the oldest fruit tree in America.

3. Look at rare manuscripts: One should witness the marvel of pooling community literary and scholastic resources by visiting the Danvers Archival Center. It has a unique collection of community written, private and public records, rare manuscripts and unique photographic material.

4. Revisit the witch trials: To have glimpses of the Witch Hysteria of 1692, one of the most historic events of Danvers, one must visit the Witchcraft Victims' Memorial. It is a monument with puritan symbols in memory of those who died in the Witch Trials.

5. A rare summerhouse: This unique two and half storey summerhouse is an ornate design garden house. There are wooden statues of the Reaper and the Shepherdess on the roof. The structure is heavily decorated with Grecian urns, swags and pilasters. In 1901, it was moved four miles to its current location in Glen Magna farms.

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