The Remond Family, Salem's Early Abolitionists

Hosted By: 

The Salem Award Foundation for Human Rights and Social Justice
Join Francis Mayo for a talk and walking tour examining the history of the Remond Family who played a central role in the abolitionist movement. From Curacao, John settled in Salem in 1805 establishing several successful businesses at Hamilton Hall while raising 10 children. Sarah and Charles, became internationally known for their anti-slavery oratory, lecturing with William Lloyd Garrison. Starting at the Witch Trials Memorial, you will hear about the lives of this important family, walk to an underground railroad site, to the Salem Normal School on Broad Street, Remond’s home on Summer Street, view scholarly articles at the Salem Athenaeum and end at Hamilton Hall.

Special Instructions: 

This 90 minute tour will be outside on city sidewalks.



Facility Features: 


Charter Street, Salem, MA, 01970

Driving Directions: 

I-95 to Rte-128N to Exit 25A/Rte-114E. Follow Rte-114E into Salem where it will become North Street, then Summer Street (pass the Witch House on the right). Turn left onto Norman St., which turns into New Derby St. Go to 2nd intersection and turn left onto Hawthorne Blvd, then take first left onto Charter St. Parking: limited on-street metered parking. Pay-parking garage at the intersection of Hawthorne Blvd and Derby St. From parking garage, walk back one block on New Derby St., take right onto Liberty St., and walk up one block to Charter St. The Salem Witch Trials Memorial is located on Charter Street in Salem, MA. Charter Street runs behind the Peabody Essex Museum perpendicular to Hawthorne Blvd.