City of Salem Announces Plans for Memorial at Proctor’s Ledge

Last year a team of local scholars and researchers were able to confirm the location where the innocent victims of the Salem Witch Trials of…

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5 Ways to Stay Fit in Salem, MA

Is staying fit part of your New Year’s resolution? A true walking city filled with fresh local food and a variety of ways to get…

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Kick off 2017 at Launch! and Launch… Light It Up!

Celebrate the New Year with The City of Salem, Salem Main Streets, and Creative Salem, with two events on December 31st! Beginning at 4pm, bring…

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Salem MA Holiday Card
Happy Holidays from Destination Salem

We extend our gratitude to the people, places, and events that make Salem a unique and wonderful place to visit  throughout the year, and to…

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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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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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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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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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