PIONEER VILLAGE
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DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS, PIONEER VILLAGE WILL BE CLOSED SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27th. WE WILL OPEN AGAIN SUNDAY , OCTOBER 28th FROM 12:30-3:30. THIS WILL BE OUR FINAL DAY OF THE SEASON. PLEASE COME AND VISIT US AGAIN IN 2019.

The parking lot will be closed while under construction and parking will be on the streets surrounding the village. Access to the village will be on foot through the grassy areas of Forest River Park. Visitors are asked to walk to the beach and wait next to the boat ramp. We will be offering overviews of the history of the site and then allowing visitors to self-guide and take photographs.

Thank you for your interest and continued patience!


 Pioneer Village has had many uses over the years including multiple fashion shoots including this one by fashion designer Hogan McLaughlin

Pioneer Village has had many uses over the years including multiple fashion shoots including this one by fashion designer Hogan McLaughlin

 Salem in 1630: Pioneer Village

 Built in 1930 to mark the tercentennial of Massachusetts, Pioneer Village is America's first living history museum. The village sits on three acres of land and contains various examples of colonial architecture: dugouts, wigwams, thatched roof cottages, and the Governor's Faire House. Culinary and medicinal gardens and a blacksmith shop further interpret early 17th-century colonial life.

Pioneer Village is nestled between the woods and the ocean, a ten minute drive from downtown, in Salem's Forest River Park.

Historic Tours

Saturday and Sunday

12:30PM -1:30PM - 2:30PM

June - September

 DIRECTIONS FROM THE OLD TOWN HALL:

From downtown Salem, follow Route 1A/114/Lafayette Street toward Marblehead. Take a left onto West Avenue and follow the road straight into Forest River Park. Pioneer Village is on the left-hand side as you are facing the ocean. Less than 10 minutes from downtown Salem.

For GPS and online directions, use Forest River Park.

Parking is free for visitors to Pioneer Village.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION:

MBTA access -- bus routes 455 and 459 from Salem Depot (downtown Salem) to Clifton Ave (see MBTA map). Cross  Lafayette St, then follow Clifton Ave towards Forest River Park. Pioneer Village is on the left-hand side as you are facing the ocean.

Motor coach map of Salem (PDF)