Historic Salem's house histories provide current residents with a general look at previous owners of their house as well as an architectural synopsis of the building. The narrative identifies the house’s early residents and the events of their lives, and relates them to the larger events occurring in Salem and beyond. It is keyed to primary and secondary sources so that you may be assured of accuracy. Appended are copies of deeds, atlases, and (sometimes) inventories of furnishings.

Historic Salem has conducted over 500 house histories and put up as many plaques. Use this database to search for house histories completed by Historic Salem, Inc.