National Doctors Day in Salem, MA

One of Salem’s earliest known physicians was Samuel Fuller, who arrived in the area then known as Naumkeag in 1629. Captain Endicott took notice of…

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Remarkable Women of Salem

March is Women’s History Month, and we’re celebrating the women who have contributed to Salem’s history over the years.  This year, 2019, we live in a…

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Belle and Tipper Salem 2011_Barb Swartz
Pet Friendly Salem, MA

Planning a visit to Salem, MA with your entire family (pets included)? There are plenty of ways to experience Salem with your pet, from pet-friendly…

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Singles Awareness Day in Salem, MA

How does one celebrate #SinglesAwarenessDay in Salem, Massachusetts? By remembering some of our most famous singles from Salem’s history of course. Whether by choice (or…

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City of Salem Announces Plans for Memorial at Proctor’s Ledge

Last year a team of local scholars and researchers were able to confirm the location where the innocent victims of the Salem Witch Trials of…

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5 Ways to Stay Fit in Salem, MA

A true walking city filled with fresh local food and a variety of ways to get moving, Salem is a great place to stay fit…

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Great Stories Begin Here

Monopoly was made here George, Edward, and Charles Parker built the Parker Brothers factory in the late nineteenth century, producing games including Monopoly, Clue, Risk,…

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Kick off 2017 at Launch! and Launch… Light It Up!

Celebrate the New Year with The City of Salem, Salem Main Streets, and Creative Salem, with two events on December 31st! Beginning at 4pm, bring…

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Pickering Light Salem MA Photo by Amanda Beattie
November Photo Contest Winner

Congratulations to Amanda Beattie, whose photograph of the Super Moon and Pickering Light has been selected as the November “Pick of the Month” in the…

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

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

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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Photo Contest Picks for September and October

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!

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 Ferry, Salem, MA, Kate Fox
No Car, No Problem: Getting Around Salem, MA

No car, no problem, we’ve got you covered! Salem is a very walkable city with plenty of ways to get around without using a car….

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Lighthouses in Salem, MA

With Haunted Happenings right around the corner, it might be difficult to think of Salem for anything besides our favorite Halloween celebration. Even with the…

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Salem, MA to Host Its First Food Truck Festival

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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