1. Cry Innocent Tears. No trip to Salem would be complete without a stop at Cry Innocent, a historical reenactment of the trial of Bridget Bishop, accused witch. Visitors to this attraction become part of the trial jury, participate in the trial and decide on the verdict.
2. House of Seven Gables. The House of Seven Gables is the home of Nathaniel Hawthorne, author of The Scarlet Letter. During the tour of New England's oldest mansion, take time to climb the secret staircase and enjoy the beautiful waterfront gardens.
3. The New Enlgand Pirate Museum. The New England Pirate Museum gives everyone the chance to board a full-size pirate ship and go cave exploring. Guided tours are offered from May through October.
4. Salem Witch Museum. The Salem Witch Museum provides a detailed look at the hysteria that brought on the 1692 trials. Through a multimedia presentation (lights, life size figures and narrative), visitors get a glimpse of what it was like during the trials. It's other exhibits focus on witchcraft and other related subjects.
5. Peabody Essex Museum. The Peabody Essex Museum brings history into modern times. With an extensive collection of American art, examples of New England homes, maritime memorabilia and an exciting Family Center, this museum is stunning and fun for the whole family.