Castle Hill on the Crane Estate
With 2,100 acres of impeccable landscaping and wild rambles, a 59-room mansion, and breathtaking views of the Great Marsh and Ipswich Bay, Castle Hill is a compelling destination. Visitors can wander the formal gardens, explore the nooks and crannies of the Stuart-style Great House, or descend the Grande Allée, a corridor of rolling lawns that stretches to the sea. Scheduled events including property tours, yoga workshops, and open-air concerts make Castle Hill even more compelling.
290 Argilla Rd., Ipswich, 978-356-4351, thetrustees.org/place/castle-hill-on-the-crane-estate
Salem Witch Museum
Visitors are immersed in the events of the Salem witch trials in an exhibit featuring 13 life-size stage sets and dramatic lighting and narration. Located in the heart of Salem, the museum is a perfect spot to set the stage for a day of historic—and perhaps supernatural—explorations.
19½ Washington Square North, Salem, 978-744-1692, salemwitchmuseum.com