McIntire Historic District

photo - McIntire Historic District
Beckford Street
Salem, MA 01970

The distinctive McIntire Historic District encompasses an area with more than 300 historic structures. This urban walking tour, which takes the visitor past several of architect Samuel McIntire's significant houses, includes magnificent sea captains' houses as well as humble workers' cottages. It covers a little over a mile and takes about 45 minutes. The route is marked on posts and sidewalk plaques by a sheaf of wheat, designed by McIntire to symbolize Salem's prosperity. The walking tour begins at the Witch House, on the corner of North and Essex Streets.

The McIntire Historic District Walking Trail  is an hour long self-guided tour around one of the most spectacular areas of the city of Salem. Download The McIntire Historic District Walking Trail brochure (PDF 6.91M)


Most are privately owned and closed to the public. Self-guided McIntire Walking Tour available at


  • Historic Resources
  • Early Settlement Trail
Essex Coastal Scenic Byway
Rail Trail
Rail Trail Trailhead