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Welcome to the Salem Spotlight, a series in which I tell you everything you need to know about attractions, restaurants, hotels, witch shops, tours, and a bunch of other locations in Salem, Massachusetts all in a minute! Today we're having a look at the Gardner-Pingree House. More Info on Bunghole Liquors Can I Tour the Gardner-Pingree House? PEM offers tours of the Gardner-Pingree House along with the Yin Yu Tang house in a one hour and fifteen minute organized tour. Tuesday – Sunday: 10 am – 5 pm Monday: Closed (except holidays) Closed: Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. Location Address: 129 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970 Edit Music used in the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rQ4KJcOzX4 Check out all the Salem Spotlight Videos: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLkFgzepSsLCQ28SqzBEGlgxlZovTMvYep Find way more about all things Salem at https://tosalem.com/ Support ToSalem on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/tosalem Facebook: facebook.com/tosalemsite Instagram: instagram.com/tosalemsite Twitter: twitter.com/tosalemsite
In 1804, legendary Salem architect Samuel McIntire built the house for John Gardner Jr. and his wife Sarah. While McIntire is better-known for the gorgeous Chestnut Street district in Salem, this building is actually considered to be one of his masterpieces.
After enduring financial losses, the owners sold the house to Sarah’s brother. Shortly after that, captain Joseph White bought the house. Unfortunately, the Gardner-Pingree House would go on in 1830 to be the site of White’s gruesome murder.
Is Salem Massachusetts haunted by more than its past? In this paranormal look at Salem Massachusetts, I explore five places you can visit in the Witch City to find out! Get your EMF readers ready and your proton packs primed - we're getting spooky! You'll dive in the deep end with a thorough overview of Salem's haunted past with a once-over on a wide range of haunted Salem history from such eras as: The Salem Witch Trials, Prohibition, The Revolutionary War, Salem's Era of Maritime Trade, The Civil War, and more! Here are my selections! 00:01:07 Number 5 - Wicked Good Books 00:02:40 Number 4 - Bunghole Liquors 00:04:23 Number 3 - Mercy Tavern 00:07:04 Number 2 - The Gardner-Pingree House 00:12:44 Number 1 - The Hawthorne Hotel Please support the site and YouTube channel by subscribing to the channel and throwing your email on the newsletter at ToSalem.com. You can also support us financially by purchasing some of the books below! Supplementary Reading from this Episode: Ghosts of Salem: Haunts of the Witch City (Haunted America): https://amzn.to/2MbFY3F The Ghost Chronicles: A Medium and a Paranormal Scientist Investigate 17 True Hauntings by Ron Kolek: https://amzn.to/332fqJ3 Find way more about all things Salem at https://tosalem.com/ Support ToSalem on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/tosalem Facebook: facebook.com/tosalemsite Instagram: instagram.com/tosalemsite Twitter: twitter.com/tosalemsite
Not long after the captain’s murder, the house transferred to David Pingree and it remained in his family until 1933. The family then donated the building to the Essex Institute, which still manages it (as the Peabody Essex Museum) today.
What’s Inside The Gardner-Pingree House
Considered a masterpiece of engineering and design, the house is another must see in Salem. The three-story ell is composed entirely of bricks, laid in Flemish bond, with a beautiful white marble trim.
Additionally, inside the house you’ll find lavishly-carved woodwork in the public spaces, and a warm atmosphere. The fireplace mantels, cornices and stairway balustrades also add a dash of elegance to this historic home.
Can I Tour the Gardner-Pingree House?
PEM offers tours of the Gardner-Pingree House along with the Yin Yu Tang house in a one hour and fifteen minute organized tour.
Tuesday – Sunday: 10 am – 5 pm
Monday: Closed (except holidays)
Closed: Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.