“Hocus Pocus” Filming Locations in Salem, MA

It might be difficult to believe that Hocus Pocus, the famed cult classic starring Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy debuted 25 years…

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

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

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

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

  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!

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

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

  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

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

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

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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Salem MA Witchcraft in Salem Village
July 19, 1692

The Salem Witch Trials of 1692 occurred in such a short amount of time, this being one of the reasons why they are so horrifically…

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Aloha Hōkūleʻa!

Salem will say Aloha to Hawai‘i’s iconic voyaging canoe Hōkūleʻa when she arrives at Salem Maritime National Historic Site on Thursday, July 14. The 62-foot…

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Friendship of Salem departs for repairs

Friendship of Salem left Derby Wharf on July 5, 2016, for a scheduled “haul-out.” The ship has gone to Gloucester where she will be removed…

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Tour Bakers Island Light Station

Salem Harbor is home to five lighthouses, three of which are in Salem:  Derby Light is part of the Salem Maritime National Historic Site, Pickering…

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FiveWays to Set Sail in Salem Sound

Being on the water has its advantages: Cool summer breezes, beautiful sunrises, and harbor tours to name a few.  Here are four ways to find…

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