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Essex Street Pedestrian Mall

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Focus is on the tourist and witches/Halloween

We visited out of season and did not confront major crowds. Construction of a PEM addition is on... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Morgantown, WV
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Another great free activity!

My husband and I have spent 3 days in the past 6 months visiting Salem and have really only had to... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2017
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited out of season and did not confront major crowds. Construction of a PEM addition is on going along the walkway. The many shops are filled with tons of items that celebrate witches and wizards and Halloween related items. Believe I saw a shop...More

Thank Tripplanner-89
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

My husband and I have spent 3 days in the past 6 months visiting Salem and have really only had to pay for food and parking. Take advantage of the open air areas to get a feel for the town while absorbing the past with...More

Thank megan0627
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Nice to walk around and see the shops and museums along here. Didn't get bored, and the stroll didn't seem long. Just a nice time and place to visit while on vacation.

Thank gostartraveler
Reviewed 13 November 2016

My husband and I came here Halloween weekend and had an absolute blast. SO many people were out partaking in halloween fun. Lots of people dressed up, lots of great witch/occult/wicca/new age type stores on the pedestrian walk. We stopped in all of them, it...More

1  Thank Jvalliant
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Such fun to stroll around the mall on a cool, rainy October day! Lots of shops, the terrific Peabody Essex Museum, and places to sit back and enjoy a bite to eat with a glass of wine! Best part was the live music near the...More

1  Thank AnneMarie B
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Good place to go to find some food, authentic materials, or souvenirs. It can get pretty crowded, especially on weekends, but it's usually not too bad. Definitely one of the main hubs of the downtown.

1  Thank Steve O
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Walking and Exploring the Essex Street Pedestrian Mall is fun. Most of the shops are witch or magic themed. It was quite busy, but that would be expected since it was October. Street performers line the mall dressed as Halloween icons. They pose with you...More

Thank Angie_Ohio
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Salem on a Saturday in October is crazy busy, avoid like the plague. If you decide to go anyway, stop inside if your cold it was HOT in there. There are shops and places to eat, and Cinema. Also a place you can get Witch...More

Thank diamun
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

This is fun but tough with kids. I like to visit the shops and there's not much for kids. Worth a walk down to visit with the costumed people, there's ghostbusters, Frankenstein. Maleficent and others to take pictures with for tips

Thank Rebecca S
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Our tour group made an unexpected stop at the Essex Street Pedestrian Mall. There had been a festival there the weekend before and it was buzzing with excitement. We got to see street performers in early colonial dress, the stores were filled with books, toys,...More

Thank Kerry H
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