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SALEM, MASSACHUSETTS

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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

Sister Season of Sorrow: Caitlin and Nicole Duennebier

January 26th

Since their youth, Caitlin and Nicole Duennebier have been creating foreboding landscapes and narratives. Both have grown to have wildly different styles, but their work still is commingled and speaks...

Director's Dialogue Series with Each/Other artist Cannupa Hanska Luger

January 26th

Join Lynda Roscoe Hartigan, The Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo Director and CEO, for a conversation with Indigenous contemporary artist Cannupa Hanska Luger, in advance of the opening of the...

Michael Blanding: North by Shakespeare

January 26th

Boston-based investigative journalist Michael Blanding tells the true story of a self-taught Shakespeare sleuth’s quest to prove his eye-opening theory about the source of the English language’s most famous plays...

Sister Season of Sorrow: Caitlin and Nicole Duennebier

January 27th

Since their youth, Caitlin and Nicole Duennebier have been creating foreboding landscapes and narratives. Both have grown to have wildly different styles, but their work still is commingled and speaks...

"The Salem Witch Trials: Reckoning and Reclaiming" at the Peabody Essex Museum

January 27th

More than 300 years after the Salem witch trials, artistic imaginations remain engaged by the personal tragedies and grave injustices of this historic crisis. In this exhibition, learn more about...

The Great Animal Orchestra: Bernie Krause and United Visual Artists

January 27th

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...

Winter Fireside Tales

January 27th

Warm-up in front of a fire with a drink in hand. Every winter season we’ll spend evenings to take an hour to learn about original lifestyles, notable winters, and infamous...

Sister Season of Sorrow: Caitlin and Nicole Duennebier

January 28th

Since their youth, Caitlin and Nicole Duennebier have been creating foreboding landscapes and narratives. Both have grown to have wildly different styles, but their work still is commingled and speaks...

App

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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Blog

Salem has so much history, but also so much happening today. Learn more by reading our blog!

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