Student & Group Tour Info

Salem, Massachusetts Group Tour Guidelines for 2023

Changes in 2023:

  • Please download the Salem app and enable push notifications for the day(s) you are in Salem. We will share event, location, parking, and traffic updates throughout the month.
  • We make every effort to provide useful information for teachers, tour planners, tour operators and motor coach drivers. Each of Salem’s sites and attractions has its own regulations for groups, which you can find in the free Salem Guide.
  • Salem is a town for all seasons. Salem’s peak season is June through October, and October is the busiest month of the year. Please book your group tours as early as possible. Many attractions take reservations as early as a year in advance.
  • Commercial buses and vans are not allowed to drive through or park in Winter Island Park due to limited space.

Click here for the Salem Motor Coach Guidelines and Parking Map or Click here for the Salem Group Tour Profile Sheet . (Email scooper@salem.org to request a printed copy!)

Parking and drop zones in Salem:

New Liberty Street at the Visitor Center (1)
Derby Street at the Salem Maritime National Historic Site (2)

Washington Square South (3)
Congress Street southbound (4)

Washington Square West (2)
Lynde Street (1)
Essex Street at the Ropes Mansion (1)

Fort Avenue (westbound)
Salem Willows
Shetland Park, off Congress Street (for a fee)


Step-on Guides

The following local tour companies offer step-on guides: