If you like beaches, witches, seafaring and freedom (and who doesn’t?), the North of Boston region is for you. Here on the North Shore, you can explore 30 miles of gorgeous rocky coastline, with stops along the way as varied as the Salem Witch Museum and the New England Pirate Museum. Further inland, in the Greater Merrimack Valley, you can relive the revolution (just the fun, non-Bayonet-y, parts) in Lexington and Concord.  Did we mention there’s a North of Boston Seafood Trail that even has its own app? Yep, we just did. Tie on your lobster bib.

For more information on the North of Boston region, visit these sites:
North of Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau
Greater Merrimack Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau

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  • Witch History Museum

    Salem

    Historically-accurate untold stories of 1692; live presentation and guided tour. more

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  • Minute Man National Historical Park

    Concord

    More than 900 acres along original segments of April 19, 1775 Battle Road; North Bridge Visitor Center; Minute Man Visitor Center and 'Minuteman'... more

    + 29 saves
  • Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House

    Concord

    Where Louisa May Alcott wrote and set the beloved classic, Little Women, in 1868. Tours, education programs, special events offered. Concord... more

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  • New England Pirate Museum

    Salem

    Colonial seaport, pirate cave, and 60 life-size pirates including notorious captains Kidd and Blackbeard. more

    + 20 saves
  • Walden Pond State Reservation

    Concord

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  • Salem's 13 Ghosts

    Salem

    3-D Haunted House in October Salem Time Machine- 3-D Journey thru Salem from 1600 to the present Walking Ghost Tours Walking... more

    + 15 saves
  • Hammond Castle Museum

    Gloucester

    Medieval-style castle overlooking the ocean and built by inventor John Hays Hammond, Jr.in the 1920s; Renaissance art and 8,200-pipe... more

    + 13 saves
  • Cape Ann Brewing Company & Brewpub

    Gloucester

    Cape Ann Brewing Company is an award-winning, family-owned, micro-brewery, and home of Fisherman's Brew, in the heart of the historic... more

    + 12 saves
  • Salem Historical Tours/Haunted Footsteps Walking Tour

    Salem

    Join Haunted Footsteps Ghost Tour on a nightly lantern lit stroll as our enthusiastic licensed narrators resurrect Salem's spirited history.... more

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  • Salem Maritime National Historic Site

    Salem

    From the Orientation Center, National Park Service rangers will take you on tours of Friendship, Salem's own three-masted tall ship;... more

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  • The Salem Night Tour

    Salem

    A 90 minute walking tour of Salem's most haunted sites! Tour is lead by costumed licensed guides. more

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  • Sleepy Hollow Cemetery

    Concord

    Graves of Thoreau, Emerson, Hawthorne, the Alcotts, and Daniel Chester French; Mourning Victory sculpture by French. more

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  • Cape Ann Light Station at Thacher Island

    Rockport

    Only operating twin lighthouses in the nation dates to 1771. Access to towers for guests.Wednesday and Saturday morning trips free... more

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  • Salem Food Tours

    Salem

    Guided food walking tours of historic Salem, Massachusetts. Guests enjoy samples at some of Salem's best restaurants and shops, while... more

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  • Salem Wax Museum of Witches and Seafarers

    Salem

    Presentation on Salem witch trials and maritime history; depictions of Nathaniel Hawthorne, pirates, and Witch Trials judge Colonel John Hathorne. more

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  • Salem Witch Village

    Salem

    History of witchcraft; costumed tour guides. more

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  • Concord Museum

    Concord

    History galleries and period rooms; Revere's "one if by land..." signal lantern; Thoreau's belongings from Walden Pond; Emerson's... more

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  • The Downtown Gloucester Block Party Series

    Gloucester

    The third Saturday of the month July 20, August 17 & September 21 Gloucester's Main Street becomes an entertainment mall featuring five performance... more

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  • History Alive!

    Salem

    Experience the trial of Bridget Bishop who has been accused of witchcraft. Audience serves as the jury. Performing since 1992, History... more

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  • The Witch House

    Salem

    17th century home of Judge Jonathan Corwin, member of the court that condemned twenty people during the Witch Trials of 1692. more

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