About Salem

“Still making history.”

That’s our tagline, but it’s so much more. It’s everything that made Salem come to life, and everywhere we’ll go next. It’s witches, and ocean ships, making waves through literature, settlers, pirates and trading.

And it’s all right here. What will you learn?


What's happening

The Great Animal Orchestra: Bernie Krause and United Visual Artists

August 16th

The Peabody Essex Museum and the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain are proud to present the North American premiere of The Great Animal Orchestra. Step into an immersive audio-visual experience...

"Salem Stories" Exhibition at the Peabody Essex Museum

September 26th

Organized by the architecture of the alphabet, Salem Stories presents 26 vignettes about the people, places and events that made Salem, Massachusetts, the city it is today. The exhibition starts...

Broom Making, Book Binding

April 1st

Craft a rustic broom from scratch or bind your own leather grimoire, book of shadows, spell book, art or dream journal- something for all your creative and magickal works! Personalize...


May 25th

Join three of Salem’s most popular Instagrammers for a show-and-tell of their favorite Salem images. Learn the stories behind the pictures and why our three presenters love Salem’s aesthetic for...

Virtual Tarot Salon

May 25th

A monthly cyber-gathering to practice the tarot together. Learn new spreads and magical skills. Try individual, partner, and group readings. All levels welcome! **Please email hello@hauswitch.com for information about sponsored...

Virtual Sagittarius Full Moon Circle

May 26th

Twice monthly virtual meditation + ritual starting promptly at 8pm via Zoom. **Please email hello@hauswitch.com for information about sponsored tickets for Black and/or Indigenous folx and otherwise self-identifying People of...

Salem Séances at Omen

May 28th

Step into the Spirit Parlor of Omen and experience an authentic Salem Séance with a true spirit medium. Our gifted psychics were born with the uncanny ability to connect with...

The Scarlet Letter(s) Walking Tour

May 30th

Upon his death, Salem’s Nathaniel Hawthorne asked his friends and family to destroy all personal letters between them. Some of them complied, but many letters survive to this day, revealing...


The all-new Destination Salem app is now available for iOS and Android! Download the app to get the latest updates on everything Salem, including events, museums and attractions, shop, restaurants, parking and more.

Use the app during this year’s Salem Haunted Happenings for updates on parking availability, restrooms, and special events. And keep the app all year long for all the latest on Salem’s annual festivals, including Salem’s So Sweet, Salem Arts Festival, Salem Heritage Days, and more.

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Free Guide

How will you spend your visit to Salem, MA?

The printed version of the 2021 Salem Guide is available, order your FREE copy by clicking here! Find all of the information you need, all in one place. Download our 2021 Digital Flipbook & Map Of Downtown Salem.

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