Salem with the Daniels Family Walking Tour

March 19, 2021

Tour downtown Salem through the eyes of one of its earliest families. This 1-mile loops will highlight the rustic c.17th Salem settlement and uncover ancient…

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Which Salem Walking Tour Should I Take?

April 9, 2021

One of the best ways to see Salem, Massachusetts and learn about local history is on foot with a guided walking tour around town. Salem…

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Virtual Lecture with Marilynne Roach

February 17, 2021

What happened to the individuals once they were executed in 1692? This is a mystery that has haunted historians for centuries. Nineteenth-century historian Charles Upham…

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Experience 17th Century Salem, Massachusetts In-Person or Virtually

March 16, 2021

When people consider 17th century Salem, Massachusetts, they often think of the infamous Salem Witch Trials, and with the exhibition at the Peabody Essex Museum,…

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Salem Ancestry Days

March 14, 2021

Save the date! Salem Ancestry Days return April 29-May 2, 2022.  Celebrate genealogy and ancestral connections to Salem, Massachusetts, during a weekend of lectures, tours,…

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Race and the Salem Witch Trials

February 17, 2021

Many are already aware one of the first people to be accused of witchcraft in 1692 was a woman of color, a slave named Tituba…

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Native History & Indigenous Acknowledgement of Salem, Massachusetts

February 4, 2021

Before Roger Conant and his group of Europeans arrived on the land that is now Salem, the area was home to the Naumkeag band of…

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Three Salem Women: The Stories of Alice Parker, Ann Pudeator and Bridget Bishop

January 8, 2020

by Rachel Christ and Jill Christianson, Salem Witch Museum Establishing the details of women’s lives in early America can present massive challenges for historians. Consider…

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Which Witch is Which?

October 8, 2019

It is not always clear why Salem is known around the world as the “Witch City”. The connection can clearly by attributed to the Trials…

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The Salem Spice Festival Returns September 14

August 29, 2019

Hosted by the City of Salem, the Salem Spice Festival celebrates nearly four centuries of Salem’s history of herbs, teas and spices. The festivities take…

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5 Green Spaces to Explore in Salem, Massachusetts

June 28, 2019

Get outside at one of the many green spaces around downtown Salem. Pack a picnic lunch, go for a walk or run along the waterfront,…

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40th Anniversary of the Witch Dungeon Museum

March 22, 2019

The Witch Dungeon Museum is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2019! The museum has been sharing its award-winning live reenactment and tours of the recreated…

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Salem Witch Trials FAQs

October 11, 2017

Q: Did the Salem Witch Trials happen in modern-day Salem or Danvers? A: The Witchcraft Hysteria of 1692 happened throughout the region, with accused and…

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A Day in Salem for $50 or Less

August 17, 2017

A day-trip to Salem doesn’t have to break the bank. From free events and tours to reasonably priced attractions and restaurants, there is so much…

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The History Buff’s Guide to Salem, Massachusetts

August 11, 2017

Salem, Massachusetts is a history lover’s paradise. With colonial and maritime history, and the history of the Salem Witch Trials, along with spectacular architecture dating…

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Salem Heritage Trail
See the Sights from Salem’s Heritage Trail

June 12, 2017

Salem’s Red Line – or Heritage Trail – exists to guide visitors between historic sites and destinations. Intended to inspire self-guided exploration, there are a…

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