About Salem Pioneer Village

 

SALEM SPICE FESTIVAL 2017 HAS BEEN CANCELLED!

DUE TO UNAVOIDABLE DELAYS IN THE MUNICIPAL FOREST RIVER PARK DRAINAGE PROJECT THAT SURROUNDS AND DEEPLY IMPACTS PIONEER VILLAGE, WE WILL HAVE TO POSTPONE THIS YEAR'S EVENT.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO CONTINUING OUR FESTIVAL’S TRADITION OF BRINGING YOU A MEMORABLE AND UNIQUE EXPERIENCE NEXT YEAR WHEN THE PROJECT IS COMPLETE.    WE WILL BE POSTING THE NEW FESTIVAL DATES VERY SOON!  THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND UNDERSTANDING.

SEE YOU IN 2018!

 

Recreated Puritan Village

Image courtesy of History Alive.

Built in 1930 to mark the tercentennial of Massachusetts, Pioneer Village is America's first living history museum. The village sits on three acres of land and contains various examples of colonial architecture: dugouts, wigwams, thatched roof cottages, and the Governor's Faire House. Culinary and medicinal gardens and a blacksmith shop further interpret early 17th-century colonial life.

Pioneer Village is nestled between the woods and the ocean, a ten minute drive from downtown, in Salem's Forest River Park.

If you are interested in renting Pioneer Village, please This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Also, if you would like to use Pioneer Village for a period event or re-enactment during the summer, please contact us for more information regarding "17th Century Saturdays."

 
Directions

Directions from the Old Town Hall:

From downtown Salem, follow Route 1A/114/Lafayette Street toward Marblehead. Take a left onto West Avenue and follow the road straight into Forest River Park. Pioneer Village is on the left-hand side as you are facing the ocean. Less than 10 minutes from downtown Salem.

For GPS and online directions, use Forest River Park.
Parking is free for visitors to Pioneer Village.

Public Transportation:

MBTA access -- bus routes 455 and 459 from Salem Depot (downtown Salem) to Clifton Ave (see MBTA map). Cross  Lafayette St, then follow Clifton Ave towards Forest River Park. Pioneer Village is on the left-hand side as you are facing the ocean.
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