Fantastic Metal Beasts and Where to Find Them in Salem
Looking for something free and extremely out of the ordinary to do in Salem, Massachusetts? How about a visit to a yard full of metal sculptures? Yes, you read that correctly. If you’re visiting Salem or live nearby, you should stop by this outdoor sculpture gallery located in, yes, someone’s front yard.
The remarkable sculptures range from recognizable to, well, rather abstract. Each of the peculiar pieces of art is made from recycled and reused metal materials that the owner-artist has salvaged or saved. From giant insects to robots riding rolling machines to mechanized fountains, you can’t help but smile when admiring the rather unique display. There’s even a large collection of antique and whimsical door knockers assembled on the yard’s fence. Both adults and children will surely be amused by this curious collection.
If someone is home, they’re happy to let you wander around the yard to get a close up look. If not, you can easily see everything from outside the fence, as we did.
Things to Know
The home is adjacent to a parking lot for the Salem Ferry, but the parking is not free. You may be able to find a space on the adjacent main road. Otherwise, pull the car over, put on your hazard lights, and enjoy for a few minutes.
The yard of metal sculptures is located at 10 Blaney St. in Salem, Massachusetts. Click on the link for directions.
Follow the signs for the Salem Ferry