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Narbonne House

71 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970-5252
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This wasn't open when we visited the National Historic Park due to a lack of available park staff... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sarah C
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Gorham, New Hampshire, United States
Tricked by the NPS (National Parks Service)....

We traveled three hours, after confirming a day before, to take amongst other things, a tour of the... read more

Reviewed 10 May 2018
differentname
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Woodbridge, Connecticut
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71 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970-5252
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This wasn't open when we visited the National Historic Park due to a lack of available park staff but it was still neat to walk around and read the informational placards. Again, don't go out of your way to find it but if you're visiting...More

Thank Sarah C
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

We traveled three hours, after confirming a day before, to take amongst other things, a tour of the Narbonne House. When we got there, the Rangers told us, ‘We cancelled the tour today, staffing problem.' We walked around it, listened to the three-minute audio tour...More

Thank differentname
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Reviewed 24 October 2017

This house isn't open all of the time. Try and be there when it is open for tours. The wife and I went inside and took a tour. Probably the most interesting thing we did in Salem. A great insight into how people lived for...More

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Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Narbonne House is one the the few surviving examples of how the middle class lived in New England in the 17th Century. The site itself is a quick visit that will provide a lot of insight. It's near The Custom House and offers another free...More

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Reviewed 25 September 2017

This is a great place to pop into if you don't have a lot of time. Investing 20-30 minutes will give you a chance to glimpse how average people lived in the late 1600s. The NPS guide was full of information and knowledge about the...More

Thank MrsProfessor
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Reviewed 14 June 2017

Small group tour led by very knowledgeable NPS staff. Great window into Salem's history and how anthropologists/archeologists learn about the past from clues left behind. Interesting look at the Derby merchant family, too.

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Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

We had a one to one private tour of this house. The ranger was brilliant! The house is untouched and as it was when it was last lived in (1970's). The NPS have found some amazing artefacts in the gardens and managed to make a...More

1  Thank Laura0609b
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Reviewed 23 April 2017

The ranger led tour was very interesting This was a home to middle class people It is not restored but has interesting displays of relics that tell the stories of the people who lived there over the years Some of the items were found when...More

Thank Kathleen H
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

I've never been on another tour like it- It was a wonderful opportunity to see the remains of a house that would have been occupied by a fairly middle class family. More than that, the decision not to restore it has given tour goers the...More

Thank emjayohsee
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Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Luckily, we were able to sign up for this ranger-led tour today. Small spaces limit size of group to 8 and tour fills fill up quickly. Interesting to see how middle class folks lived in this area in the 17th century. We enjoy the history...More

Thank cbtreview
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