Salem Ancestry Week

Celebrate genealogy and ancestral connections to Salem, Massachusetts, during a weekend of lectures, tours, and research. Residents and visitors are invited to celebrate their ancestral…

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Charter Street Cemetery
Charter Street Cemetery Closed for Restoration Work September 28-November 3

The Charter Street Cemetery will be closed for restoration work September 28-November 3, 2019 while the City of Salem prepares for a substantial landscape preservation…

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Parking Options for #newPEM & Food Trucks, September 28-29

The final weekend of September 2019 will feature both the grand opening of the much-anticipated expansion of the Peabody Essex Museum and, just one block…

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April Vacation is a Perfect Time to Visit Salem!

Come for the Witch Trials of 1692, maritime trade, and The Scarlet Letter. Stay for the culture, art, restaurants, shopping, and New England experience!  Here…

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Discounts for Federal Employees During the Government Shutdown

Salem Maritime National Historic Site is affected by the government shutdown and is closed until further notice. Here are some things you can do to…

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5 Reasons to Visit Salem in 2019

There is more to see and do in Salem than ever before! Find inspiration for your next trip to Salem this year below and discover…

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5 Ways to Start Your Visit to Salem, Massachusetts

Salem Regional Visitor Center Start at the Salem Regional Visitor Center at 2 New Liberty Street to pick up a map, watch short films on…

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10 Things to Know About Salem, Massachusetts

With a festival or celebration every month of the year, a robust local theater scene, active nightlife, and ever-changing museum programming, you will always find…

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Salem Celebrates the Fourth

Festivities include children’s events, a military flyover, Pops concert, and Fireworks. Mayor Kimberley Driscoll is pleased to announce that Salem will hold its Independence Day…

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The Maritime Fan’s Guide to Salem, MA

With the sailing season is just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to start planning a maritime fan’s visit to Salem, Massachusetts. Most known…

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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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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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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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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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