A Victorian Summer on Bakers Island


July 21, 2018, 10:30 AM to July 22, 2018, 4:30 PM


Salem Ferry Dock, 10 Blaney Street, Salem, MA, 01970

Join us on July 21st and 22nd at Bakers Island Light Station for our first living history event!

Essex Heritage is partnering with the Commonwealth Vintage Dancers to recreate a sense of what Bakers Island was like during the days of the Winne-Egan Hotel, Bakers Island’s premier summer destination during the late 19th and early 20th century. Meet Victorian dressed interpreters, play a game of croquet, enjoy the views and learn about the history of the island during the height of its summer colony.  

This encampment will take place at the Light Station on the island during the weekend of July 21-22, 2018, in addition to regular boat and site tours!

Guests can come out and visit our dressed interpreters by purchasing tickets for one of our two tours daily on Saturdays and Sundays! Trips last 2.5 hours, with 1/2 hour boat ride out to the site (with narration), 1.5 hours on the island, and 1/2 hour boat ride back.