The City of Salem has new restrictions in place to manage downtown crowds with the goal of keeping everyone safe this Halloween season in Salem. These restrictions are in place October 23-25 and October 30-November 1.
Today, October 24:
Parking lots, garages, and meters will be closed to new entry beginning at 12:00 pm. You will still be permitted to exit parking areas at any time.
Access to the MBTA garage will be restricted from 12-8:00 pm.
No trains from Boston will stop in Salem between 11:00 am-11:00 pm.
Businesses have been urged to close at 8:00 pm tonight, and no lines or waiting will be permitted in public ways after 8:00 pm. Sale of alcohol at restaurants must end by 11:00 pm tonight, and as a reminder bars in Massachusetts remain closed and alcoholic beverages may only be purchased while seated and accompanied by a food order.
For additional information:
The Salem Witch Museum has sold out for the day, [day of the week], October [??]. Advance tickets are required and must be purchased online the day of your visit at salemwitchmuseum.com.
“The Salem Witch Trials 1692” exhibit at the Peabody Essex Museum has sold out for the day, [day of the week], October [??]. General admission is still available and must be purchased online at pem.org.
The House of the Seven Gables has sold out for the day, [day of the week], October [??]. Advance tickets are required and must be purchased online at 7gables.org.
Essex Street is now closed at Barton Square
Essex Street is now closed between Barton Square and Washington Street. Follow detour via Barton Square to Washington Street. No left turn possible off Essex St. onto Washington St.
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