My 11th graders are in the midst of our Puritan/Crucible unit and they have been BEGGING me to organize a field trip to take them to Salem. After much frustration and deliberation, it seems like it will actually happen! (Pending board approval. No reason it should not be approved). We are going in November and will have between 4 and 5 hours to be Salem due to time constraints and that it is at least 2.5-3 hr drive by bus. My tentative plan was this: - Pioneer Village (Puritan village with 1 hour guided tour; a bit a ways from the downtown). - Salem Witch museum in downtown; 1 hr - Eat/explore/shop and return to the bus. I'm thinking of substituting the Pioneer Village with The House of the Seven Gables mansion. Has anyone gone to either of these and have some advice for me? It's hard to plan an itinerary since I've never been and don't know what to expect!