A Celebration of Food at The House of the Seven Gables

How do you celebrate 350 years of history? With a Salem Food Tour, of course! Meet at The House of the Seven Gables for a 17th-century food demonstration. Continue down Derby Street and through historic Salem sampling delicious offerings around town while learning about the unique connections to spices, rum, trade, and more.

Proceeds from the tour will benefit preservation and education programs at The House of the Seven Gables.

To reserve your spot for this lecture ($60) please visit www.salemfoodtours.com/reservations and request March 18 in the online form. For questions please call 978-744-0991 ext. 152.

“Treats & Trimmings” Food Tour

Salem Food Tours

Salem Food Tours is excited to offer the popular holiday celebration tour, that includes a stop at a historic home, spice, cheese, wine, cheese and a savory tasting, as well as time to holiday shop at our wonderful local shops.

Tickets ($38) available online. Visit SalemFoodTours.com for more information.

Salem’s Sip n’ Style Holiday Shopping Tour

Black Friday! Get ready to enjoy a stylish shopping journey through downtown Salem with Salem Food Tours.

Start with a glass of sparkling wine at Salem Wine Imports, then visit six of fabulous clothing boutiques (five women’s, one men’s). There will be time to shop as well as discounts at every location, plus sparkling water and light nibbles.

$10pp. Limit 20 guests. Tickets online, see Facebook event for details.

Salem Food Tour

Stroll through Downtown Salem with Salem Food Tours and learn about Salem’s spice trade history while visiting local shops and restaurants. Tickets ($54) may be purchased at SalemFoodTours.com.

Salem Food Tour

Stroll through Downtown Salem with Salem Food Tours and learn about Salem’s spice trade history while visiting local shops and restaurants. Tickets ($54) may be purchased at SalemFoodTours.com.

Pickerings, Pirates & Physicians: Secrets of an Old Salem Cemetery

An important and visible part of Salem for 350 years, the quaint and historic Broad Street Cemetery across from Salem’s Pickering House has been overlooked by many and contains many “history mysteries.” Historian John Goff will look anew at this city resource and showcase some of the important early Salem citizens who now reside there. After the lecture, we’ll walk over to the site to look at some fine examples of 17th – 19th-century hand-carved gravestones.

Reservations required. Please RSVP at pickeringhouse1@gmail.com.

Walking Tour of Useful Local Plants

Plants are so much more than pretty flowers or annoying weeds! Here on the North Shore, even in the city, we are surrounded by plants that provide food and medicine for us. Want to know what those plants are and which plants and weeds are good for food or medicine? Join local Foraging Instructor Iris Weaver as we walk around the grounds of the First Church and a few blocks of the McIntyre District to learn more about our local plants. Bring your camera or a notebook to record all the exciting things you will learn!
Capacity: 30, see website for more information. Please arrive promptly, as we will be walking around. We will meet on the front steps of the First Church.

The McIntire District in the 17th Century

At 12:45 PM, Salem Food Tours will present fresh spices and sweeteners used in early Colonial cooking. Lecture at 1 PM.
Hamilton Hall in Salem is widely recognized as one of the most important Federal buildings in America. It was designed in 1805 by the famous architect and master woodcarver, Samuel McIntire, and has been in use as an assembly hall for cultural and social events for over two hundred years. Long before Samuel McIntire was born, the area which is today the McIntire District was the fringe of downtown Salem, the area between the populous Salem Town and the Common Pasture and Salem Village beyond. Who lived in this part of town and what did the landscape look like? What traces remain in the McIntire District today of this early era of Salem’s history? This lecture will briefly examine patterns of land-use in Salem, some of the personalities of the district such as the angry Quaker Matthew Maule, and the Broad Street Cemetery, the Friends Cemetery, Hamilton Hall and the Pickering House.

Special Instructions:

There is limited on-street parking near the Hall. Central parking is located in the center of downtown Salem, just a few minutes walk to Hamilton Hall.

Stroll with Nathaniel Bowditch

Journey back in time with a walking tour covering the life and activity of Nathaniel Bowditch, the father of navigation. Join Historic Salem on a stroll through Salem, stopping at several points of interest in Mr. Bowditch’s lifetime, and connecting it back to modern day Salem.

Tour will begin at 11:00 a.m sharp but will not depart 9 North Street until 11:10 a.m. Capacity: 25, see website for more information.