The Massachusetts Poetry Festival Returns May 13-16, 2021

April 9, 2021

The Massachusetts Poetry Festival returns to Salem (and virtually) May 13-16, 2021! This year’s festival marks its return to Salem since its 10-year anniversary event…

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Which Salem Walking Tour Should I Take?

April 9, 2021

One of the best ways to see Salem, Massachusetts and learn about local history is on foot with a guided walking tour around town. Salem…

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Salem, Massachusetts Awakens this Spring with Seasonal Reopenings & Outdoor Dining

March 30, 2021

After a long tough winter due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many restaurants and businesses in Salem, Massachusetts will reopen their doors for the season on…

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Salem Weekend at a Glance: April 9-11, 2021

March 26, 2021

Friday, April 2 10 am-5 pm “Salem Stories” at the Peabody Essex Museum Using selections from PEM’s vast collection, see more than 100 works, including…

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Outdoor Dining in Salem, Massachusetts

March 23, 2021

Restaurants in Salem are now offering indoor and outdoor dining, and several of Salem’s restaurants are expanding their outdoor seating capacity so they can accommodate…

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Salem Maritime History Walk

March 19, 2021

Follow along on a self-guided walk through Salem’s maritime history. This walk begins at the Peabody Essex Museum at 161 Essex Street and finishes at…

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COVID-19 Traveler FAQ – Destination Salem

March 18, 2021

As Massachusetts goes through the phases of reopening, we have compiled some answers to frequently asked questions that have been inspired by the COVID-19 pandemic….

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Experience 17th Century Salem, Massachusetts In-Person or Virtually

March 16, 2021

When people consider 17th century Salem, Massachusetts, they often think of the infamous Salem Witch Trials, and with the exhibition at the Peabody Essex Museum,…

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St. Patrick’s Day in Salem, MA

March 16, 2021

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Salem, MA? Find drinks specials, traditional corned beef dinners, and more at these local restaurants: Regatta Pub at the Salem…

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Salem Ancestry Days

March 14, 2021

Salem Ancestry Days will take place April 30-May 3, 2021.  Celebrate genealogy and ancestral connections to Salem, Massachusetts, during a weekend of lectures, tours, and…

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Salem, Massachusetts

March 11, 2021

Massachusetts is currently in the the process of reopening, which varies by business type and location. As you plan your visit to Salem, please confirm…

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Spring in Salem, MA

March 10, 2021

Spring into your next visit to Salem, Massachusetts with family fun at our museums and attractions, new art exhibitions, outdoor walking tours, and so much…

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Irish History from the Phillips House in Salem, MA

March 9, 2021

  During the early 20th century, the Phillips family employed a number of Irish servants at their home on Chestnut Street. Like many servants at…

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5 Lighthouses to See in and Around Salem, Massachusetts

March 8, 2021

Lighthouses in Salem, Massachusetts have served the town since the 17th century in helping ships safely access the harbor. Here are lighthouses downtown and in…

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Bell, Watson, and the First Long Distance Phone Call

March 2, 2021

Alexander Graham Bell placed the first long distance phone call from The Lyceum Hall, what today is Turner’s Seafood. On February 12, 1877, nearly a year…

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February 2021 Salem Tourism Stars

March 1, 2021

This year, we’re sharing the people and places that make Salem Salem; the shopkeepers, housekeepers, cooks, tour guides, maintenance, museum greeters, restaurant servers, and more!…

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