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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good37%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“nice walk” (17 reviews)
“lots of shops” (9 reviews)
LOCATION
Wharf St, Salem, MA 01970
Ways to Experience Pickering Wharf
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"victoria station"
in 17 reviews
"nice walk"
in 17 reviews
"lots of shops"
in 9 reviews
"beautiful area"
in 6 reviews
"walk around"
in 9 reviews
"maritime history"
in 9 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 5 reviews
"ship"
in 75 reviews
"boats"
in 27 reviews
"stroll"
in 27 reviews
"lighthouse"
in 24 reviews
"masts"
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"souvenirs"
in 7 reviews
"witch"
in 24 reviews
"gables"
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"homes"
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"benches"
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Reviewed yesterday

Except for one "Antiques" shop, almost all the shops on Pickering Wharf are trinkets and what-not, largely hokey "witchy" stuff and beach-themed items made in China. Nothing really exciting. The restaurants there are decent -- I won't bother to name them, because they seem to...More

Thank alaris
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The old homes are so beautiful and historic. You can take a tour of the inside of some . On Halloween one year we took the ghost tour it was a lot of fun!

Thank 2999hunt
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very scenic street with quant shops, seafood restaurants and grest views of the harbour. Not much parking so take the trolley and hop off here for an hour or so.

Thank Dwight6790
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sightseeing. Memorable Historic Picture(s) opportunity. Shops. Food. Fun. History. Interesting people.

Thank canoetripper
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Right next to the maritime historical site. Tons of photo opportunities with the lighthouse and boats in the harbor. Visit during sunrise or sunset for the best pictures. If you stand at the lighthouse and turn around to look back at Salem, you can catch...More

Thank amycf820
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

It is simply a quaint, recently built and renovated part of the city, near the water, where people sell stuff, and others buy stuff and eat and be merry. Nearby is a hotel and marina.

2  Thank differentname
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

open green space, great place to view the harbour and take pictures of this amazing ship in all its olde world glory

1  Thank Rosie D
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

Once a thriving area of charming shops and quaint restaurants, a revitalization project on historic Salem Harbor, a destination location for visitors from all over, now a dilapidated, run down area of cheap witch shops, novelties. Disgusting, disappointment, ever since the Rocketts got them filthy...More

1  Thank Spiritof76Too
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

this area focus on the more maritime view of salem not focused on the witches great little shops, nice walk with scenery

Thank Marie Renee B
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

A great piece of American Maritime history! Was not able to climb aboard at the moment of my visit, but nonetheless I've thoroughly enjoyed walking around and reading the posted info about imports and the exports to and from the colonies. Definitely worth seeing, even...More

Thank Snjezana L
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flobo113
24 March 2017|
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Response from Steve O | Reviewed this property |
Everything is pretty walkable so I would recommend looking for street parking somewhere near the warf. There are plenty of benches and little cafes or places to grab a seat if you need a rest. Always tell people to find a... More
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touringfriendsya
10 September 2015|
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Response from Basbabru | Reviewed this property |
there is a drop off area right in front of the Friendship but the but the busses cannot stay there for a prolong period. neither at the witch museum buses usually proceed to large shopping malls or walmarts and wait there
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