Thursday, May 02, 2013

The Narbonne House and the National Park Service Historic Site

One of my favorite ways to walk from the Hawthorne Hotel to the House of the Seven Gables (about an easy 10-minute walk) is to exit the hotel on the Essex St. side, turn left and walk down Essex St. to just past Orange St. to the Narbonne House.  This house is owned by the National Park Service, and is one of the few "first period" houses left in Salem.

There is a wooden path that goes alongside the house and through the National Park Service Site to Derby St.  From there you can see the "Friendship" across the street and you can turn left again and walk down Derby St. to the House of the Seven Gables.

Don't miss visiting the oldest candy company in America when you are in this neighborhood.  It is Ye Olde Pepper Company and it is right across the street from the "Gables".  You will not want to miss either place.

Here are some photos I took when I reversed my steps on the way back earlier this week.

There is a lot more to explore at the National Park Service Historic Site in Salem.  I hope you will plan your own visit soon.

And of course, I hope to see you here.


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