Salem Bookshelf

Salem is a bit of a literary darling. Nathaniel Hawthorne, considered America’s first great novelist, wrote glorious novels about Salem including The Scarlet Letter (1850)…

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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 18th annual Salem’s So Sweet Chocolate & Ice Sculpture Festival! The…

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5 Reasons to Visit Salem in 2020

There is more to see and do in Salem than ever before! Find inspiration for your next trip to Salem this year below and discover…

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Three Salem Women: The Stories of Alice Parker, Ann Pudeator and Bridget Bishop

by Rachel Christ and Jill Christianson, Salem Witch Museum Establishing the details of women’s lives in early America can present massive challenges for historians. Consider…

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Experience Old Favorites & New Collections at #NewPEM

In September 2019 the Peabody Essex Museum launched into a new era when it opened a new wing that features 40,000 square feet of gallery…

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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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Giving Tuesday in Salem, Massachusetts

Giving Tuesday is here and we’re sharing ways you can give back to local nonprofits in Salem, Massachusetts! Salem is home to numerous museums and…

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Visit Salem, Massachusetts during Salem Holiday Happenings

Salem Holiday Happenings have arrived an our calendar is packed with ways to spend the season in Salem. With holiday markets throughout December, festive photo…

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Warm wishes for a wonderful Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving just a few hours away, we want to accept the thoughtful invitation of Salem Maritime National Historic Site to create a gratitude list….

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Shop Local at These Holiday Markets in Salem, Massachusetts

Salem, Massachusetts is home to numerous holiday markets throughout the season each offering something for everyone on your list. Shop local this holiday season with…

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Which Witch is Which?

It is not always clear why Salem is known around the world as the “Witch City”. The connection can clearly by attributed to the Trials…

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Salem Ancestry Days

Celebrate genealogy and ancestral connections to Salem, Massachusetts, during a weekend of lectures, tours, and research. Residents and visitors are invited to celebrate their ancestral…

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Charter Street Cemetery
Charter Street Cemetery Closed for Restoration Work September 28-November 3

The Charter Street Cemetery will be closed for restoration work September 28-November 3, 2019 while the City of Salem prepares for a substantial landscape preservation…

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Parking Options for #newPEM & Food Trucks, September 28-29

The final weekend of September 2019 will feature both the grand opening of the much-anticipated expansion of the Peabody Essex Museum and, just one block…

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The Salem Spice Festival Returns September 14

Hosted by the City of Salem, the Salem Spice Festival celebrates nearly four centuries of Salem’s history of herbs, teas and spices. The festivities take…

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Party on the Bridge this September

This September, join the Bridge Street Neck Neighborhood Association and Monsterrat College for a family-friendly block party in Remond Park! The fun begins on September…

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