Literary Salem

Salem is an inspiring town! Perhaps there is something in the water or maybe it’s Salem’s turbulent history. Whatever it is, Salem has inspired many…

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Irish History in Salem, MA

To learn about Irish history in Salem, Massachusetts, visit the Phillips House for The Irish Experience on March 17. During the early 20th century, the Phillips…

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Salem, MA Military History

“Salem has a rich military history that stretches all the way back to the Seventeenth Century, and continues on today. Salem’s designation in 2013 as…

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Black History Month in Salem, Massachusetts

February is Black History Month, and we’re sharing two walking tours that focus exclusively on Salem’s black heritage. Pick up a self-guided walking tour brochure…

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Salem Witch Trials FAQs

Q: Did the Salem Witch Trials happen in modern-day Salem or Danvers? A: The Witchcraft Hysteria of 1692 happened throughout the region, with accused and…

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City of Salem Marks 325th Anniversary of the Salem Witch Trials

On June 10, 1692, Bridget Bishop became the first of 25 innocent people to lose their life as a result of the Salem witch hysteria….

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FAME’s Visit to Sail Boston Recalls Tumultuous War of 1812

by Capt. Michael Rutstein Although the Salem-based schooner FAME is one of the smaller vessels attending next month’s Sail Boston event, she has a fascinating…

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National Doctors Day in Salem, MA

One of Salem’s earliest known physicians was Samuel Fuller, who arrived in the area then known as Naumkeag in 1629. Captain Endicott took notice of…

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Remarkable Women of Salem

March is Women’s History Month, and we’re celebrating the women who have contributed to Salem’s history over the years.  This year, 2018, we live in a…

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Singles Awareness Day in Salem, MA

How does one celebrate #SinglesAwarenessDay in Salem, Massachusetts? By remembering some of our most famous singles from Salem’s history of course. Whether by choice (or…

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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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Bewitched Statue
Great Stories Begin Here

Monopoly was made here George, Edward, and Charles Parker built the Parker Brothers factory in the late nineteenth century, producing games including Monopoly, Clue, Risk,…

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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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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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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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