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A Hotel in the Heart of Salem, MA

Welcome to Salem, the "Witch City." This coastal community is rich with history and places to explore. Whether you are interested in the Witch Trials of 1692, maritime history, or just a fun plac…

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Birthplace of America’s National Guard

Salem has always had a unique cosmopolitan view on the rest of the state in its ambition to lead. 380 years ago, it did just that as America's National Guard was founded here in Salem. To this day, S…

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Bradley Palmer State Park Winter Hike

The Bradley Palmer State Park, located in Topsfield is a short 10-mile ride from the hotel. The park covers nearly 740 acres in what once was the estate of U.S. attorney Bradley Palmer and now a lo…

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François Auguste René Rodin in Salem

Showcasing one of the world’s most acclaimed sculptors - François Auguste René Rodin - the Peabody Essex Museum’s latest exhibit hits it out of the park. The PEM has done an outstanding job in k…

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Winter Events at the Hawthorne

With Winter almost over,  we are fortunate that the past few months have been fairly mild to us. It surely  gave the Hawthorne team a lot of renewed energy to come up with new events and ideas that …

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Former GM visits the Hawthorne

Today we had two special visitors at the hotel, as Bill and Margie Scott stopped by the Tavern for lunch. By itself not a unique experience, were it not that Bill mentioned to us that he was the hote…

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2nd Annual Santa Paws at the Hawthorne

As a pet friendly hotel, we were thrilled to collaborate again this year with the Northeast Animal Shelter for the second annual Santa Paws. With a patient Santa and lots of cute dogs and cats lined u…

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