Pick of the Month for July

Congratulations to Rick Matthias and his photograph, Celebrating Independence Day, for being the Destination Salem Photo Contest “Pick of the Month” for July! This beautiful…

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Welcoming the Tall Ship Eagle to Salem

The United States Coast Guard Barque Eagle is sailing toward Salem!  She will arrive mid-morning on Friday, July 29 and she will be in port…

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A new way to cruise around Salem

The City of Salem and Boston Harbor Cruises have launched the new Salem Harbor Shuttle as a way to travel around Salem with a ocean…

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Salem MA Witchcraft in Salem Village
July 19, 1692

The Salem Witch Trials of 1692 occurred in such a short amount of time, this being one of the reasons why they are so horrifically…

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Aloha Hōkūleʻa!

Salem will say Aloha to Hawai‘i’s iconic voyaging canoe Hōkūleʻa when she arrives at Salem Maritime National Historic Site on Thursday, July 14. The 62-foot…

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Friendship of Salem departs for repairs

Friendship of Salem left Derby Wharf on July 5, 2016, for a scheduled “haul-out.” The ship has gone to Gloucester where she will be removed…

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Tour Bakers Island Light Station

Salem Harbor is home to five lighthouses, three of which are in Salem:  Derby Light is part of the Salem Maritime National Historic Site, Pickering…

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Four Ways to Set Sail in Salem Sound

Being on the water has its advantages: Cool summer breezes, beautiful sunrises, and harbor tours to name a few.  Here are four ways to find…

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Photo Contest Pick of the Month

Our “pick of the month” favorite photo for May was extremely competitive! Thanks to everyone who submitted pictures. Good luck in the year-end competition in…

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Bridget Bishop, Hanged, June 10, 1692

Hysteria, wrongly accused for a crime you didn’t commit, tried, and hanged; try and picture what life was like in Salem Village, 1692.  The people…

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Spotlight on the Salem Witch Trials

We commemorated the anniversary of the hanging of Bridget Bishop, the first victim of the Salem Witch Trials, on June 10.  The Witch House hosted…

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Salem Arts Festival This Weekend!

The 8th annual Salem Arts Festival will be held June 3-5th.  The popular free event will feature over 80 artists and performers, and includes a…

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The Work of Rodin Interpreted in Dance

The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) and BoSoma Dance Company present 101 days of modern gestural performance in the museum’s headlining exhibition, Rodin: Transforming Sculpture. Dancers…

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Essex Street Pedestrian Mall by Stephanie Travers
Photo Contest Pick of the Month for April

Congratulations to Stephanie Travers, whose image, “Essex Street Pedestrian Mall,” has been chosen as the Destination Salem Photo Contest “Pick of the Month” for April!…

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Live Entertainment at CinemaSalem gets [Expletive]

Sh*tfaced Shakespeare at CinemaSalem. Photo Credit: Creative Salem I laughed so hard I cried. Seriously. That was my mantra for days after seeing “Sh*tfaced Shakespeare”…

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“Mortified” joins the Mass Poetry Festival

Would you stand up in a crowded room and read allowed, into a microphone presumably, from your adolescent journal?  That is what people will be…

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