There’s No Other Historical Landmark In Massachusetts Quite Like This 350-Year-Old Tree

Massachusetts is a history buff’s dream. Everywhere you look, old colonial buildings, native sites, and industrial landmarks stand ready to teach you about this state’s past. However, there’s one little-known site in Danvers that holds a special spot in the history books. Here’s what you need to know about the Endicott Pear Tree, the oldest fruit tree on the continent.

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Part of what makes this attraction so unique is that there isn’t any flashy visitor center or signage anywhere. Nothing but a simple plaque and an iron fence marks the tree out as anything special, which means that you’ll almost certainly have this spot all to yourself if you visit.

You can find the tree at the bottom of a hill behind a large business park in Danvers. Park (for free) behind the nearby Mass General building and walk along the path until you find the tree and its iron fence. And if you love hunting down hidden gems, try finding this quietly famous lighthouse in Massachusetts.

Address: 100 Endicott Street, Danvers, MA, 01923