How to Visit Salem’s Historic Cemeteries

Salem’s earliest cemeteries were established in the 1600s when Puritanism was widely practiced in Massachusetts. Puritans understood the Bible literally, and thus never used religious…

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Black History Month in Salem, Massachusetts

February is Black History Month, and we’re sharing a walking tour that focuses exclusively on Salem’s black heritage. Voices Against Injustice sponsors an audio tour…

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February School Vacation Week in Salem, Massachusetts

February Vacation is a Perfect Time to Visit Salem! Spend a day downtown exploring our museums and attractions, or make your trip into an overnight…

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17th Annual Salem’s So Sweet Chocolate & Ice Sculpture Festival

Salem Main Streets, the Salem Chamber of Commerce, Destination Salem, and local retailers, restaurants, and businesses invite you to attend the 17th annual Salem’s So…

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Discounts for Federal Employees During the Government Shutdown

Salem Maritime National Historic Site is affected by the government shutdown and is closed until further notice. Here are some things you can do to…

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5 Must-Do’s During Salem’s So Sweet Chocolate & Ice Sculpture Festival

Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Salem with the sweetest event of the year during the 17th annual Salem’s So Sweet Chocolate & Ice Sculpture Festival! The…

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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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ATG Promotion

Welcome to Salem, Massachusetts! Alternative Therapies Group (ATG), eastern Massachusetts’ first recreational cannabis dispensary is located just 1 mile from downtown Salem at 50 Grove…

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Salem Holiday Gift Guide by Price

The holiday shopping season has officially begun in Salem, and to help you find something for everyone on your list, we’ve outlined some of our…

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10 Ways to Celebrate the Holidays in Salem

Salem Holiday Happenings run the Friday after Thanksgiving through January 1, 2019 and feature holiday shopping events, specialty tastings, our holiday tree lighting, and more….

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Take Our 2018 Visitor Survey & Enter to Win!

Destination Salem is conducting a brief survey to learn more about how our guests planned and spent their time in Salem in 2018! If you…

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Small Business Saturday 2018 in Salem, MA

Salem, MA will celebrate Small Business Saturday with the support of the Salem Chamber of Commerce, Salem Main Streets, and a number of local small…

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Celebrate the Holidays with Santa’s Arrival and the Holiday Tree Lighting

Start the 2018 holiday season by catching Santa’s arrival and the annual holiday tree lighting with Salem Main Streets and the City of Salem. Santa…

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Fall & Winter Fun in Salem, Massachusetts

Explore Salem this holiday season and make your own magic with holiday attractions, special events, comfort food, and pop-up shops. Museums & Attractions The House…

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20 Things to Do for $20 or Less in Salem, Massachusetts

1. Myths & Misconceptions Walking Tour with Essex Heritage ($6-9) The Salem Witch Trials occurred over 300 years ago and have since been dramatized in…

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Salem, Massachusetts’ Hamburger Trail

Salem, Massachusetts has become quite the foodie’s paradise over the years, and the local burgers are no exception. Whether you’re craving a standard (yet delicious)…

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