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U.S. Custom House Tour

September 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, repeating indefinitely

Take a self-guided tour through the U.S. Custom House that was built in 1819 to House the offices of the U.S. Customs Service. During the height of Salem’s East Indies trade, the Customs Service in Salem collected millions of dollars in taxes on incoming cargo. These taxes provided vital financial support for the new United States government. For three years this building was the workplace of the famous American author Nathaniel Hawthorne. Hawthorne’s experiences during his stint in the Custom House inspired his most famous novel, The Scarlet Letter.

While the tour is free, reservations are required. Please call  978-740-1650 or visit the Visitor Center at 2 New Liberty Street on the day of your visit to make a reservation.

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Date:
September 14
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Venue

U.S. Custom House in Salem
176 Derby St
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Phone:
(978) 740-1650
Website:
https://www.nps.gov/sama/learn/historyculture/customhouse.htm

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