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Student & Group Tour Info

Salem, Massachusetts Guidelines for 2022

As of April 1, 2022, there are no public health requirements per the City of Salem, but businesses may have their own guidelines in place.

If you are planning to bring a group to Salem in 2022, we strongly encourage you to contact us with the date and times of your visit, and to review the COVID precautions that may be in place. We want to ensure your and your customers’ expectations are met, and that your drivers know where to go for drop-off/pick-up and parking.

Please visit Visit Salem.org/COVID19 for current COVID guidelines.

Changes in 2022:

  • Please download the new 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.

New for 2022: 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:

15-MINUTE DROP ZONES
New Liberty Street at the Visitor Center (1)
Derby Street at the Salem Maritime National Historic Site (2)

2-HOUR PARKING
Washington Square South (3)
Congress Street southbound (4)

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

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