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Salem revamps historic trail

The City of Salem is improving and relaunching its historic trail. The project will include developing interpretation of heritage sites along the historic trail. The project is anticipated to conclude in late 2023.

Kate Fox, executive director of Destination Salem says the trail is an excellent way to introduce visitors to the many layers of Salem’s history.

Guiding visitors through more than 400 years of Salem history with themes that bridge connections from the earliest settlement to the Salem of today, the trail focuses on local Indigenous Peoples, Colonial Salem and the Witch Trials, the Great Age of Sail, Industrial Heritage, Abolitionism and African American Stories, Immigrant Experiences, Religious Diversity, and Contemporary Salem.

A new website has been created for the trail, and a mobile app that will provide interpretation of significant sites along the trail is in development. Salem Heritage Trail sites will eventually have signage with QR codes to allow visitors to easily access the interpretation.