Gardner-Pingree House

Salem, Massachusetts

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The Gardner-Pingree House is located at 128 Essex Street in Salem, Massachusetts.

The Gardner-Pingree House is now owned by the Peabody Essex Museum. It was built in 1804-1805 by John Gardner, Jr., who was a local merchant. It was later owned by Captain Joseph White. He lived in the house with his family until they were brutally murdered in the house in April 1830. In 1834, David Pingree owned the house. He and his heirs lived there until 1933.

Today many believe the house is haunted by the White family. People claim to see ghostly faces looking out of the second floor windows, and many hear ghostly footsteps while touring the house. Some even claim that the grisly murder is reenacted on the anniversary of their death.

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