About 26 kilometers (16 miles) north of Boston
, the town of Salem is best known as the site of the Salem witch trials of 1692. The Salem Witch Museum uses stage sets and life-size figures to provide an introduction to the trials and the period in which they took place. Stroll through the McIntire Historic District, named for the architect Samuel McIntire, which includes Broad, Chestnut, Essex, Federal and connecting streets. You’ll see architecture from the 17th through the early 20th centuries along the 1.6-kilometer (one-mile) marked route.