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Since the turn of the century, tourism has been an important part of Salem’s life and economy. Most of this industry revolves around the infamous Salem Witch Trials of 1692, but as early as the 1880s people were visiting Salem its literary significance and beautiful architecture.

This is a sampling of some of our archival holdings related to tours and tourism. It includes handwritten tours of the Turner-Ingersoll Mansion, postcards featuring Salem through the years, and guestbooks from the museum.

These images may only be used for educational or personal purposes, unless receiving prior written permission from the House of the Seven Gables. The images are not high-resolution and represent only a fraction of the collection. If you need permission or a higher-resolution image please email the Marketing Department. If you would like to arrange access to more of the collection, please email the Collections Manager.