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.
*If you are interested in renting Pioneer
Village, please contact us here.
Also, if you would like to use Pioneer Village for a
period event or re-enactment during the
summer, please contact us.
Forest River Park
Salem, MA 01970
Directions from the The Witch House:
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
For GPS and online directions, use Forest River
Parking is free for visitors to Pioneer Village.
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.
310 1/2 Essex Street Salem, Massachusetts 978.744.8815