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WOW!!!! Who knew?

So much history in such a cute little house! Museum cases with artifacts dug up in the back yard... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2018
Salem, Massachusetts, United States
Old bones and great archaeology

So this was interesting - most of the historic home museums are interpreted to look like what we... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2018
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Reviewed 6 November 2018

So much history in such a cute little house! Museum cases with artifacts dug up in the back yard! Some dating back to the 1700's! A "need to see" in Salem's National Maritime Historic Site.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank charlip218
Reviewed 5 October 2018

So this was interesting - most of the historic home museums are interpreted to look like what we believe the period would call for. Not this one. The Narbonne House is 300+ years of living, breathing house. It was occupied up through the 1960s, and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank gormer
Reviewed 19 August 2018

This house was lived in for nearly 300 years straight! and much of that by the same family. It was interesting to see the original construction alongside 20th century updates, before the National Parks purchased and preserved it.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank SaintAnna80
Reviewed 3 July 2018

This wasn't open when we visited the National Historic Park due to a lack of available park staff but it was still neat to walk around and read the informational placards. Again, don't go out of your way to find it but if you're visiting...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank RangerBear73
Reviewed 10 May 2018

We traveled three hours, after confirming a day before, to take amongst other things, a tour of the Narbonne House. When we got there, the Rangers told us, ‘We cancelled the tour today, staffing problem.' We walked around it, listened to the three-minute audio tour...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank differentname
Reviewed 24 October 2017

This house isn't open all of the time. Try and be there when it is open for tours. The wife and I went inside and took a tour. Probably the most interesting thing we did in Salem. A great insight into how people lived for...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Brian R
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Narbonne House is one the the few surviving examples of how the middle class lived in New England in the 17th Century. The site itself is a quick visit that will provide a lot of insight. It's near The Custom House and offers another free...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank ozark_Roxy
Reviewed 24 September 2017

This is a great place to pop into if you don't have a lot of time. Investing 20-30 minutes will give you a chance to glimpse how average people lived in the late 1600s. The NPS guide was full of information and knowledge about the...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank MrsProfessor
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Small group tour led by very knowledgeable NPS staff. Great window into Salem's history and how anthropologists/archeologists learn about the past from clues left behind. Interesting look at the Derby merchant family, too.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Linda B
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

We had a one to one private tour of this house. The ranger was brilliant! The house is untouched and as it was when it was last lived in (1970's). The NPS have found some amazing artefacts in the gardens and managed to make a...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Laura0609b
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