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History remembers Salem for its tragic witch trials—and witch-themed landmarks abound here—but the city's rich heritage goes far beyond ghosts and ghouls. Old-time ships at Salem Marine National Historic Site recall this town's maritime legacy, and carefully preserved homes showcase colonial-era architecture. And with a prime location spanning a tight harbor, it's no wonder this became one of the first European settlements in New England.
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