“Shoes: Pleasure and Pain” at the Peabody Essex Museum

November 17, 2016

The Peabody Essex Museum’s latest exhibition, Shoes: Pleasure and Pain, is an exploration into over 300 pairs of shoes through their varied histories, cultural significance,…

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The Salem City Seal

November 15, 2016

The Salem City Seal’s design is based on a very important aspect of Salem history, and it doesn’t have anything to do with the Salem…

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Retire Beckett House Salem MA
Photo Contest Picks for September and October

November 2, 2016

We have two Photo Contest “Pick of the Month” winners to share today! Congratulations to Carrie Dichter  for winning our “Pick of the Month” for…

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Downrig or Die!

November 1, 2016

Celebrate the “last dying gasp of the sailing season,” with Downrig or Die!, an annual program presented by the Salem Maritime National Historic Site in…

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Salem, MA to Host Its First Food Truck Festival

September 23, 2016

New England Open Markets will bring a cornucopia of food trucks to Salem Common to kick off the city’s annual Halloween celebrations with the first…

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“Hocus Pocus” Filming Locations in Salem, MA

September 20, 2016

Please note, availability and hours at museums and attractions may have changed due to COVID-19; check with individual businesses to confirm hours before visiting, and…

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Secret Staircase House of the Seven Gables Salem MA
October at The House of the Seven Gables

September 17, 2016

Hanging judges, cursed colonels, haunted hallways: Bring a friend and hang on! For those who like a little fact with their fright, a little history…

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Bakers Island Lighthouse. Photo credit: Logan Goodwin
Photo Contest Pick of August

September 12, 2016

Congratulations to Logan Goodwin for winning our “Pick of the Month” for August! Logan’s picture of Bakers Island Light makes us sad the summer season…

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Salem MA Salem Spice Festival Gingerbread
Salem Spice Festival Returns to Pioneer Village September 10 & 11

September 7, 2016

Come celebrate nearly four centuries of Salem’s history with spices, herbs and tea in America’s first living history museum, Pioneer Village: Salem 1630. There will…

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Salem MA Haunted Happenings 2016
Salem Haunted Happenings will hit a new note in 2016

August 29, 2016

  The 36th Annual Salem Haunted Happenings will feature a month of programs and events to suit Halloween enthusiasts of all ages.  The October program, which…

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Happy Birthday to the National Park Service!

August 23, 2016

As part of the 100th birthday celebration for the National Parks, Salem Maritime National Historic Site is having a number of special events! Schedule of…

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Photographed at Stickworks by Patrick Dougherty at the PEM Salem MA for W Magazine by Inez and Vinoodh
High Fashion in Salem

August 22, 2016

Add “fashion photo shoot location” to the long, eclectic list of credits to Salem’s name. W Magazine and renowned photographers Inez and Vinoodh chose Salem as…

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Salem, MA, Car Meet
Heritage Days events worth checking out

August 12, 2016

  We are apt to tell you that there is always something going on in Salem, but this weekend we really mean it.  August in…

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Pick of the Month for July

August 4, 2016

Congratulations to Rick Matthias and his photograph, Celebrating Independence Day, for being the Destination Salem Photo Contest “Pick of the Month” for July! This beautiful…

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Coast Guard Eagle Tall Ship
Welcoming the Tall Ship Eagle to Salem

July 25, 2016

The United States Coast Guard Barque Eagle is sailing toward Salem this summer!  She will arrive mid-morning on Friday, August 9 and she will be…

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A new way to cruise around Salem

July 22, 2016

The City of Salem and Boston Harbor Cruises have launched the new Salem Harbor Shuttle as a way to travel around Salem with a ocean…

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