176 Derby St, Salem, MA 01970 978-740-1650
Description: NORTH METRO. Located across the street from the harbor at Salem Maritime Historic Site, the Custom House was built in 1819 for storing cargo and housing government offices. Nathaniel Hawthorne, who worked here for three years, made the building famous by mentioning it in The Scarlet Letter. Tours of the home are available through the Salem Maritime Historic Site. Call ahead for times.
Tours Wed, Fri-Sun 1pm, 2:30pm; Thu 1pm
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