Preschoolers in the Park at Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site

Calling all Toddlers, Tots, and Preschoolers ages 2-6! The Park Rangers at Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site invite you to attend free monthly story-time and activity sessions around the park! Bring your favorite adult and learn about the special places, objects, living things and stories the National Park Service protects. Create crafts to take home each time and receive a special prize for attending all six sessions!  Free, no reservations required.  Meet at the Saugus Iron Works Visitor Center (244 Central St., Saugus). Questions? Contact Tracy Lindboe at theresa_lindboe@nps.gov or call (781) 233-0050. See full schedule below:

June 19: Go on a scavenger hunt to find out what kinds of animals that live in the park. Then, make a mask of your favorites! (Book: Just Ducks! by Nicola Davies).

July 17: Receive a Junior Ranger hat and badge and learn about the special places our park protects. Visit the Iron Works House then design your own park Arrowhead to show what you care most about. (Book: Hello National Parks by Martha Zschock).

August 15: Discover what kinds of tools were used and made at the Iron Works. See a water wheel in action as it powers one of our largest tools, the bellows! Then, use modeling clay to create your own “iron” creations to take home. (Book: Tap Tap Bang Bang by Emma Garcia).

September 11: Dig up objects that tell us about the history of Saugus in our archaeology box! Draw a picture of your findings to go in our museum case. Then, see some real artifacts in our museum. (Book: Archaeologists Dig for Clues by Kate Duke).

October 23: Become an iron worker and mix play ingredients together to make iron. Watch a blacksmith demonstrate how to make a nail in our blacksmith shop. Then make a popsicle puppet of an iron worker to take home. (Book: Farmer Duck by Martin Waddell).

 

 

 

The Salem Common Food Court

Pick up grab & go snacks at the Salem Common Food Court. (Weather permitting).

Opens at 11:00 am. Closing times vary, contact Fiesta Shows for more information.

Tales & Tombstones

Dusk transforms the city of Salem. As the city of renown seafarers and distinguished architecture fades into the shadows, a new Salem of the occult and paranormal emerges. Visit scenes of grisly murders and ghastly executions, hear tales of ghosts, both mischievous and malevolent, of Salem’s haunted hotels and restaurants of long forgotten underground passageways, ancient curses and legends of ghost ships and haunted islands. You will experience all of this and more as you ride the Salem Trolley’s Tales & Tombstones Tour and explore Salem of the Shadows. Tour is approximately 1 hour. Tour departs from our 8 Central Street office.

Tales & Tombstones runs in July, August, and October
Reservations are required – Tickets are available online as of June 1st

Tales & Tombstones

Dusk transforms the city of Salem. As the city of renown seafarers and distinguished architecture fades into the shadows, a new Salem of the occult and paranormal emerges. Visit scenes of grisly murders and ghastly executions, hear tales of ghosts, both mischievous and malevolent, of Salem’s haunted hotels and restaurants of long forgotten underground passageways, ancient curses and legends of ghost ships and haunted islands. You will experience all of this and more as you ride the Salem Trolley’s Tales & Tombstones Tour and explore Salem of the Shadows. Tour is approximately 1 hour. Tour departs from our 8 Central Street office.

Tales & Tombstones runs in July, August, and October
Reservations are required – Tickets are available online as of June 1st

Tales & Tombstones

Dusk transforms the city of Salem. As the city of renown seafarers and distinguished architecture fades into the shadows, a new Salem of the occult and paranormal emerges. Visit scenes of grisly murders and ghastly executions, hear tales of ghosts, both mischievous and malevolent, of Salem’s haunted hotels and restaurants of long forgotten underground passageways, ancient curses and legends of ghost ships and haunted islands. You will experience all of this and more as you ride the Salem Trolley’s Tales & Tombstones Tour and explore Salem of the Shadows. Tour is approximately 1 hour. Tour departs from our 8 Central Street office.

Tales & Tombstones runs in July, August, and October
Reservations are required – Tickets are available online as of June 1st

Trick Or Treat on the Wharf

The Annual “Trick or Treat on the Wharf”!

Kids will love dressing up and getting an early treat from the merchants on Pickering Wharf.

Derby Street Carnival

Take a twirl on a midway ride or try your hand at a game. There is no admission charged to enter the carnival however tickets must be purchased for rides. Single tickets are $1.50 each, or a sheet of 20 is available for $25.

Opens at 12:00 pm on weekends and 3:00 pm during the week. Closing times vary, contact Fiesta Shows for details.

SCNA Kids Carnival

Visit Salem Common for rides, face-painting, and family-friendly fun at the SCNA Kids Carnival!

There is no admission fee to enter the carnival. Tickets for rides are $3/ticket or $15 for an unlimited daily wristband. Each ride costs 1 ticket.

Derby Square Market

Love Halloween? Witches, goblins and ghouls? Well, there’s no better place to spend a spooky weekend in October than in Salem, MA! And what could possibly make Salem’s October Haunted Happenings even better? How about the Salem Open Market flying in with a hauntingly cool open-air arts market! Join us on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays during October for a fa-BOO-lous handmade Halloween!

The Salem Common Food Court

Pick up grab & go snacks at the Salem Common Food Court. (Weather permitting).

Opens at 11:00 am. Closing times vary, contact Fiesta Shows for more information.

Tales & Tombstones

Dusk transforms the city of Salem. As the city of renown seafarers and distinguished architecture fades into the shadows, a new Salem of the occult and paranormal emerges. Visit scenes of grisly murders and ghastly executions, hear tales of ghosts, both mischievous and malevolent, of Salem’s haunted hotels and restaurants of long forgotten underground passageways, ancient curses and legends of ghost ships and haunted islands. You will experience all of this and more as you ride the Salem Trolley’s Tales & Tombstones Tour and explore Salem of the Shadows. Tour is approximately 1 hour. Tour departs from our 8 Central Street office.

Tales & Tombstones runs in July, August, and October
Reservations are required – Tickets are available online as of June 1st

Tales & Tombstones

Dusk transforms the city of Salem. As the city of renown seafarers and distinguished architecture fades into the shadows, a new Salem of the occult and paranormal emerges. Visit scenes of grisly murders and ghastly executions, hear tales of ghosts, both mischievous and malevolent, of Salem’s haunted hotels and restaurants of long forgotten underground passageways, ancient curses and legends of ghost ships and haunted islands. You will experience all of this and more as you ride the Salem Trolley’s Tales & Tombstones Tour and explore Salem of the Shadows. Tour is approximately 1 hour. Tour departs from our 8 Central Street office.

Tales & Tombstones runs in July, August, and October
Reservations are required – Tickets are available online as of June 1st

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