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Community Conversations: Immigrant Foodways Tour

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Date: April 13 @ 11:15 am - 2:45 pm

Join The Gables for a specialty-crafted walking tour of Salem with Salem Food Tours!

The House of the Seven Gables Settlement Association as we know it today was established in 1910 and had grown out of the philanthropic work of our founder, Caroline Emmerton and the Salem Settlement Committee to serve Salem’s immigrant population. Over the last nearly 120 years, Settlement work has changed with the needs of the groups it serves. While many Settlement Associations closed over the course of the 20th century, the legacy, and in many cases the community offerings, remain. Additionally, the immigrant groups in Salem, their stories, and their contributions have changed, creating a more colorful and diverse cultural fabric here in Salem and the North Shore. This year’s Community Conversations series will focus on the history of the Settlement movement, the cultures of the groups with whom we work, and what Settlement and Salem looks like today.


This 3.5 ish+ ish hour outdoor walking Tour will give a nod towards our Polish, French Canadian, Italian and modern Dominican immigration waves. You’ll be sampling delicious classic and contemporary items, some sweet and some savory items, reflective of these heritages while enjoying Salem.


Start time: 11.15am sharp at The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street, Salem. (check in will start at 11:30am; please arrive early to use restrooms). There is ample on-site parking.

End time: approximately 2:45pm ish

$85 general admission; $80 for Gables members

Kindly note this special Tour:

  • Is a mostly outdoor experience including tastings. Please dress for weather.
  • Must start on time, thank you for allowing time to get into Salem, park and use restrooms. Check in starts at 11.30am, Tour begins at 11.45am.
  • Is a timed tour between locations and has a good moderate walking pace, please wear comfortable shoes.
  • Contains a variety of foods and unfortunately allergies cannot be accommodated. If you do have allergies please bring whatever medicine you need to keep safe. You are absolutely welcome to simply pass on an item(s).

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April 13
11:15 am - 2:45 pm
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The House of the Seven Gables
115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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