Seasonal Hours

Explore Salem this spring and discover seasonal events, attractions, and more. Some business hours may change seasonally. Review the list below to see which attractions change their hours for the season and contact individual businesses for the most current hours.

Visitor Information

Salem Regional Visitor Center
2 New Liberty Street | 978-740-1650
Open Wednesday-Sunday, 10:00 am-4:00 pm. Site information and Junior Ranger packets are also available online

Waite & Peirce National Park Service Information Center & Park Store
193 Derby Street | 978-744-4319
Open daily, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Upcoming Events

Salem Winter Market| November 23 & December 14
A diversity of local vendors will be present at the Winter Market this season. Patrons can expect to find an assortment of foods and artisan crafts including seasonal produce, baked goods, wreaths, handmade soaps, honey, pickles, gourmet ravioli, and artisan chocolates.
Learn more here.

Thanksgiving Day Grand Buffet at the Hawthorne Hotel| November 28
Please call 978-825-4311 to make your reservation. Reservations are required.
Learn more here.

Salem Waterfront Hotel's Thanksgiving Buffet | November 28
Join us for our Thanksgiving grand buffet, – with close to 30 offerings, features: Roasted Turkey and Prime Rib Carving Stations, Indulgent Seafood Offerings, Chef ’s Specialty Dishes in addition to, Decadent Desserts to tempt and treat you.
Learn more here.

Santa's Arrival & Holiday Tree Lighting | November 29
Join Salem Main Streets and the City of Salem as we combine two of our most beloved annual traditions – Santa’s Arrival and the lighting of Salem’s Holiday Tree – into one evening.
Learn more here.

Small Business Saturday | November 30
The Salem Chamber and Salem Main Streets organize a holiday shopping event for the downtown area as part of the “Shop Small” movement initiated by American Express to encourage holiday shoppers to shop local.
Learn more here.

3rd Annual Holiday Marketplace | November 30
Get a jump start on your holiday shopping, with local artisans and support small business Saturday at Finz and Sea Level.
Learn more here.

Christmas in Salem | December 6-8
Christmas in Salem features a glimpse into private homes that have been professionally decorated for the holiday season as well as a series of special events such as walking tours and wine tastings that are exclusive to Christmas in Salem ticket holders.
Learn more here.

Click here to view the complete events calendar.


Salem's accommodations offer something for everyone including full service hotels, historic inns, and romantic B&Bs. Contact each accommodation individually for booking information, special offers, and more.

Click here to view a complete list of local and regional accommodations.

Museums & Attractions

Photo by Jared Charney

Many walking tours run year-round and others run by appointment or with groups only depending on the season. View a complete list of walking tours in Salem here.

The following attractions have adjusted winter hours:

  • Salem Night Tour | 6 pm Sunday - Thursday and 8 pm Friday and Saturday. The Day Tour will run on Fridays at 2 pm. Winter schedule runs through April 1st.

The following attractions are currently closed for the season:

Harbor tours run May-October. View a complete list of harbor cruises here.

Click here to view a complete list of museums and attractions.