#DestSalem Photos We Loved in May 2020

We love seeing everyone’s posts from around Salem, Massachusetts on social media and wanted to share a few of our favorites from last month. Check…

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Salem, Massachusetts is “No Place for Hate”

Destination Salem stands against racial injustice and discrimination. We acknowledge the work that needs to be done and are committed to listening, to learning and…

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#DestSalem Photos We Loved in April

We love seeing everyone’s posts from around Salem, Massachusetts on social media and wanted to share a few of our favorites from last month. Check…

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Salem Bookshelf

Salem is a bit of a literary darling. Nathaniel Hawthorne, considered America’s first great novelist, wrote glorious novels about Salem including The Scarlet Letter (1850)…

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Three Salem Women: The Stories of Alice Parker, Ann Pudeator and Bridget Bishop

by Rachel Christ and Jill Christianson, Salem Witch Museum Establishing the details of women’s lives in early America can present massive challenges for historians. Consider…

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Warm wishes for a wonderful Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving just a few hours away, we want to accept the thoughtful invitation of Salem Maritime National Historic Site to create a gratitude list….

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Which Witch is Which?

It is not always clear why Salem is known around the world as the “Witch City”. The connection can clearly by attributed to the Trials…

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Celebrating 200 Years of Salem’s Custom House

2019 marks the 200th anniversary of the Custom House at Salem Maritime National Historic Site. A custom house has been collecting taxes for the Federal…

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Black History Month in Salem, Massachusetts

February is Black History Month, and we’re sharing a walking tour that focuses exclusively on Salem’s black heritage. Voices Against Injustice sponsors an audio tour…

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Literary Salem

Salem is an inspiring town! Perhaps there is something in the water or maybe it’s Salem’s turbulent history. Whatever it is, Salem has inspired many…

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Irish History in Salem, MA

To learn about Irish history in Salem, Massachusetts, visit the Phillips House for The Irish Experience on March 17. During the early 20th century, the Phillips…

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Salem, MA Military History

“Salem has a rich military history that stretches all the way back to the Seventeenth Century, and continues on today. Salem’s designation in 2013 as…

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Salem Witch Trials FAQs

Q: Did the Salem Witch Trials happen in modern-day Salem or Danvers? A: The Witchcraft Hysteria of 1692 happened throughout the region, with accused and…

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City of Salem Marks 325th Anniversary of the Salem Witch Trials

On June 10, 1692, Bridget Bishop became the first of 25 innocent people to lose their life as a result of the Salem witch hysteria….

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FAME’s Visit to Sail Boston Recalls Tumultuous War of 1812

by Capt. Michael Rutstein Although the Salem-based schooner FAME is one of the smaller vessels attending next month’s Sail Boston event, she has a fascinating…

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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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