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Gedney's Hidden History: A Neighborhood Walking Tour

  • 21 HIgh Street Salem, MA (map)

On May 18 and June 15, Historic New England and University of Massachusetts- Boston graduate student Madison Vlass will look back at Salem’s Italian immigrant history. During the first half of the twentieth century, Salem’s High, Endicott, and Gedney Streets supported a thriving community of Italian immigrants. Historic New England’s Gedney House, located in the heart of the neighborhood, was a tenement that house multiple Italian American families. participants in this walking tour will revisit a past where small shops and fruit stalls, the Christopher Columbus Society, homemade wine, and St. Mary’s Catholic Church were a way of life.

Tours are offered on Saturday, May 18 from 1:00 -2:30 p.m. and Saturday, June 15 from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Advance tickets are recommend. Price is $10 for members of Historic New England and Salem resident, $15 for nonmembers. The Gedney House is located at 21 High Street in Salem, Mass. For more information, please call 978-744-0440 or buy tickets online at