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Solano County Library Foundation

Tour September, 2007

Where We Stayed

Hawthorne Hotel, Salem

Welcome to the Hawthorne Hotel

Red Lion Inn, Stockbridge

Our Tour Begins ...

Quincy Market, Boston

We arrived in Boston to meet up with our tour guide George Greza from TravelOn USA and our luxurious tour bus, which will ferry us around Massachusetts and Hartford, Conn. during the next seven days.

After a few hours in Quincy Market where the group split up to enjoy historic seafood dining options (a big improvement from airline food!) we got back on our bus to make the short trip to Salem, Massachusetts.

House of Seven Gables

Outside, spectacular seaside gardens await you. Inside of The House of the Seven Gables, also known as the Turner-Ingersoll Mansion, you will discover a mysterious secret staircase where you least expect it! Built in 1668, this is the oldest surviving 17th century wooden mansion in New England. The House of the Seven Gables inspired author Nathaniel Hawthorne to write his legendary novel of the same name.

As a matter of fact, the very home where Hawthorne was born, was moved to the grounds of The House of the Seven Gables and now lies just feet away from the mysterious mansion made famous in fiction. When you step into the Nathaniel Hawthorne House (c.1750), you will learn about the life of the famous author.

But there's more· The House of the Seven Gables also has an 18th century granite sea wall, and two seaside Colonial Revival Gardens. The museum houses more than 2,000 artifacts and objects, more than 40 framed works, 500 photographs and glass plate negatives, and more than 650 volumes in our research and rare book library.

The House of the Seven Gables, Salem, Massachusetts. View of front and side.

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Salem, MA

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Salem Witch Museum

Gloucester, MA

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Lexington Green

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Walden Pond

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Sleepy Hollow Cemetery

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Old Manse House

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Orchard House: Louisa May Alcott

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A. Bronson Alcott

School of Philosophy

Longfellow House

John F. Kennedy Memorial Library

The exhibits and architecture of the John F. Kennedy Memorial Library were dramatic and inspiring. The group spent more than two hours in this I.M. Pei building, remembering some of the chapters in Kennedy's life by viewing old television footage, photographs and memorabilia.

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Boston, MA

Emily Dickinson

Eric Carle Museum

National Yiddish Book Center

Edith Wharton Estate

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Norman Rockwell Museum

Mark Twain House

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Harriet Beecher Stowe

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Noah Webster

Arrowhead: Herman Melville

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