Pickering Light Salem MA Photo by Amanda Beattie
November Photo Contest Winner

Congratulations to Amanda Beattie, whose photograph of the Super Moon and Pickering Light has been selected as the November “Pick of the Month” in the…

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“Shoes: Pleasure and Pain” at the Peabody Essex Museum

The Peabody Essex Museum’s latest exhibition, Shoes: Pleasure and Pain, is an exploration into over 300 pairs of shoes through their varied histories, cultural significance,…

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The Salem City Seal

The Salem City Seal’s design is based on a very important aspect of Salem history, and it doesn’t have anything to do with the Salem…

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Retire Beckett House Salem MA
Photo Contest Picks for September and October

We have two Photo Contest “Pick of the Month” winners to share today! Congratulations to Carrie Dichter  for winning our “Pick of the Month” for…

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Downrig or Die!

Celebrate the “last dying gasp of the sailing season,” with Downrig or Die!, an annual program presented by the Salem Maritime National Historic Site in…

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Salem Ferry, Salem, MA, Kate Fox
No Car, No Problem: Getting Around Salem, MA

No car, no problem, we’ve got you covered! Salem is a very walkable city with plenty of ways to get around without using a car….

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Lighthouses in Salem, MA

With Haunted Happenings right around the corner, it might be difficult to think of Salem for anything besides our favorite Halloween celebration. Even with the…

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Salem, MA to Host Its First Food Truck Festival

New England Open Markets will bring a cornucopia of food trucks to Salem Common to kick off the city’s annual Halloween celebrations with the first…

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“Hocus Pocus” Filming Locations in Salem, MA

It might be difficult to believe that Hocus Pocus, the famed cult classic starring Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy debuted 25 years…

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Secret Staircase House of the Seven Gables Salem MA
October at The House of the Seven Gables

Hanging judges, cursed colonels, haunted hallways: Bring a friend and hang on! For those who like a little fact with their fright, a little history…

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Bakers Island Lighthouse. Photo credit: Logan Goodwin
Photo Contest Pick of August

Congratulations to Logan Goodwin for winning our “Pick of the Month” for August! Logan’s picture of Bakers Island Light makes us sad the summer season…

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Salem MA Salem Spice Festival Gingerbread
Salem Spice Festival Returns to Pioneer Village September 10 & 11

Come celebrate nearly four centuries of Salem’s history with spices, herbs and tea in America’s first living history museum, Pioneer Village: Salem 1630. There will…

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Salem MA Haunted Happenings 2016
Salem Haunted Happenings will hit a new note in 2016

  The 36th Annual Salem Haunted Happenings will feature a month of programs and events to suit Halloween enthusiasts of all ages.  The October program, which…

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Happy Birthday to the National Park Service!

As part of the 100th birthday celebration for the National Parks, Salem Maritime National Historic Site is having a number of special events! Schedule of…

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Photographed at Stickworks by Patrick Dougherty at the PEM Salem MA for W Magazine by Inez and Vinoodh
High Fashion in Salem

Add “fashion photo shoot location” to the long, eclectic list of credits to Salem’s name. W Magazine and renowned photographers Inez and Vinoodh chose Salem as…

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Salem, MA, Car Meet
Heritage Days events worth checking out

  We are apt to tell you that there is always something going on in Salem, but this weekend we really mean it.  August in…

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