Friday, July 06, 2012

Something to Know for Tomorrow, July 7

With many thanks to Destination Salem:

Seventeenth Century Saturdays
Posted: 06 Jul 2012 08:15 AM PDT

Essex County, Massachusetts has an amazing collection of First Period architecture.  You can experience and explore many of these architectural and cultural treasures through Seventeenth Century Saturdays, when 17th century structures are opened to the public on the first Saturday of the month.  If you are interested in First Period architecture and culture, this is your lucky weekend, because the next Seventeenth Century Saturday is tomorrow, Saturday, July 7.

If you can't make it tomorrow, mark your calendar for the first Saturdays in August, September, and October, when First Period doors will be opened to you again.  Some of the properties that participate are open all the time (like the House of the Seven Gables and the Witch House), but some of the participating early American treasures open especially for Seventeenth Century Saturdays.

Click here to see the flyer for this year's Seventeenth Century Saturdays.  Sites will be open 11am - 3pm, unless otherwise noted.  Here are the sites in Salem participating on July 7:

Gedney House, 1692
21 High Street, 978-744-0440

The House of the Seven Gables, 1668
115 Derby Street, 978-744-0991

Salem Maritime National Historic Site, Narbonne House, 1675
71 Essex Street, 978-740-1652

Salem in 1630 (Pioneer Village), 1930 (Replica of 1630)
Forest River Park

The Witch House (Jonathan Corwin House), Before 1675
310 Essex Street, 978-744-8815

Seventeenth Century Saturdays is an Escapes North program. Visit for other programs that celebrate the art and culture north of Boston, including culinary, literary, and performing arts.

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