Salem Lit Fest
The Salem Athenaeum is pleased to announce the thirteenth Salem Literary Festival (aka Salem Lit Fest), happening September 8-11. After two years of a largely virtual festival, this year’s event will be a mix of virtual and in-person events. The Lit Fest features four days of more than 50 notable writers from across genres and across the globe sharing their...
Ropes Mansion Tours
Built in 1727 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Ropes Mansion is recognized as one of New England’s most significant historic structures. Stop by to freely explore the 15 rooms at your own pace. PEM Guides are on hand to answer your questions. The Ropes Mansion Garden is open to the public every day, from dawn...
Visit Salem through the eyes of abolitionist, poet and teacher, Charlotte Forten as a young, African-American woman in the years leading up to the Civil War. Navigate ante-bellum Salem under the guidance of abolitionist Charlotte Forten, the first African-American teacher of an integrated classroom. Begins at Old Town Hall. Reservations available online.