Bridget Bishop, Hanged, June 10, 1692

June 10, 2016

Hysteria, wrongly accused for a crime you didn’t commit, tried, and hanged; try and picture what life was like in Salem Village, 1692.  The people…

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Spotlight on the Salem Witch Trials

June 4, 2016

We commemorated the anniversary of the hanging of Bridget Bishop, the first victim of the Salem Witch Trials, on June 10.  The Witch House hosted…

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Salem Arts Festival This Weekend!

May 31, 2016

The 8th annual Salem Arts Festival will be held June 3-5th.  The popular free event will feature over 80 artists and performers, and includes a…

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The Work of Rodin Interpreted in Dance

May 11, 2016

The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) and BoSoma Dance Company present 101 days of modern gestural performance in the museum’s headlining exhibition, Rodin: Transforming Sculpture. Dancers…

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Essex Street Pedestrian Mall by Stephanie Travers
Photo Contest Pick of the Month for April

May 5, 2016

Congratulations to Stephanie Travers, whose image, “Essex Street Pedestrian Mall,” has been chosen as the Destination Salem Photo Contest “Pick of the Month” for April!…

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Live Entertainment at CinemaSalem gets [Expletive]

May 4, 2016

Sh*tfaced Shakespeare at CinemaSalem. Photo Credit: Creative Salem I laughed so hard I cried. Seriously. That was my mantra for days after seeing “Sh*tfaced Shakespeare”…

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“Mortified” joins the Mass Poetry Festival

April 27, 2016

Would you stand up in a crowded room and read allowed, into a microphone presumably, from your adolescent journal?  That is what people will be…

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Fashion and Vision in Salem on Friday Night

April 7, 2016

The Salem Arts Festival is going to light up Old Town Hall with a locally-sourced fashion show on Friday night.  Featuring fabulous fashion from local…

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Charter Street Cemetery
Historic Burying Grounds

April 6, 2016

Salem has three cemeteries that are significant to the Witch Trials of 1692. The Howard Street Cemetery is said to be where Giles Corey was…

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Photo Contest Pick of the Month for March

April 5, 2016

Congratulations to Robert Mercado, whose image, “Sailing Away in Salem,” has been chosen as the Destination Salem Photo Contest “Pick of the Month” for March!…

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The Witch in the Wood

February 19, 2016

The new feature film THE WITCH was released nationwide today after a series of premiere events that culminated in a fantastic evening of history and…

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2016 Salem Guide is Now Available!

February 15, 2016

Packed with information about places to stay, things to do, tours to take, food to eat, boutiques to shop, and films to see, the 2016…

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Salem on a Budget

July 29, 2015

This itinerary is part of our Tuesday series of suggested ways to explore Salem. These itineraries are not available as a package, and are only…

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Elephant on Board

July 29, 2015

I suppose every town has unique and quirky history, but Salem sure seems to have more than its fair share.  Salemites have been involved in…

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An All-American Trip to Salem

July 1, 2015

This is the fourth in a series of suggested ways to explore Salem. Destination Salem will feature a new itinerary each Tuesday (#traveltuesday!). These itineraries…

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A Salem Daytrip from Boston

June 25, 2015

Salem makes for a wonderful day trip from Boston! Our historic seaport is easily accessible from the city with the Salem Ferry or a quick…

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