Trails & Sails
Discover special places in your backyard from Friday Sept. 17 through Sunday Sept. 26! Be guided through unique landscapes on land and sea, explore historic properties, and take in cultural experiences of all kinds. Find what makes Essex County like nowhere else during Trails & Sails! Visit trailsandsails.org for a list of events around the region.
Black Women of Essex County
Salem Maritime and Saugus Iron Works National Historic Sites invite you to explore and learn about the history of African American people, cultures, and communities in Essex County. Residents, historians, and scholars alike have been working to unearth this history and recover these fascinating stories in order to provide a fuller account of the county’s past and present. Join us...
Inside the Daniels House
Built by a shipwright and captain in 1667, the Stephen Daniels House offers a rare look inside a 17th century mansion built when Salem was on the frontier of New England. You’ll get an intimate look at original details from the Witch Trials, American Revolution and beyond. These walls have seen it all. The Daniels House is not a museum...
17th Century Catmint Remedies
Cat-mint: A popular remedy through the ages for stomach ailments and fragile nerves. Make your own teabag while learning about cat-mints other uses in luck and love charms from as early as the 15th century. Learn more here.
Local Lore by Candlelight at the Daniels House
Legends culled from New England’s long history told by candlelight inside the ancient room of one of Salem’s oldest homes. Learn more and purchase tickets here.
Rising Tides: Salem and the Sea
A walk along Salem’s coastline is a journey through time. Join us as we trace this old port city’s complex relationship with the sea; from boom to bust to the very real threat to our historic structures from climate change. This city’s past, present and future is inextricably tied to the ocean. Special Instructions: Wear comfortable walking shoes and weather-appropriate...
HP Lovecraft Salem History Tour
Join us for the HP Lovecraft Salem History Tour on Saturday, Sept. 18 and Saturday, September 25 at 7 pm. HP Lovecraft was a writer who delved in the genres of science fiction, fantasy and horror. He specialized in the weird that captured the imagination of many of his fans. He loved Providence, Rhode Island but his second favorite city...