If you have visited Salem before, you might find new meters or time regulations in the lots and spots you’ve used in the past. Some parking fees have increased, and some parking fees have decreased. Meters may be paid for with coins or by downloading the Passport Parking app.
If you are planning your first visit to Salem, we are happy to tell you that all of Salem’s downtown attractions are within a 10- to 15-minute walk from any parking area. So we hope you will take advantage of our walkable streets and the Salem Trolley.
You can find comprehensive information on the new parking plan at salem.com/parking. Note: Parking rates at City Garages and many lots increases during October. For more information about parking in October, visit HauntedHappenings.org.
The City of Salem has posted a number of parking spaces downtown as 15-minute parking only, to pick up take-out orders from downtown restaurants. Please do not park in any of these signed spaces for more than 15 minutes.
Witch City Garage
1 New Liberty Street, Salem, MA
We recommend setting your GPS for the Museum Place Garage at 1 New Liberty Street, Salem, MA 01970. The garage costs $1.50/hour and cash and credit are accepted in the payment kiosks. The best part about the garage? You are right across the street from the Salem Regional Visitor Center—the perfect place to start your visit. (Height clearance for the garage is 6 ft. 6 in.)
Church Street Lot
15 Federal St #19 Salem, MA
You do need to pay at a multispace meter before leaving your car, though, so make sure you pay for as many hours as you will need. Cost is $1.50 per hour (1.00/hour for Salem residents), and the multispace meters accept credit cards and cash.
South Harbor Garage
10 Congress Street, Salem, MA
If you are going to be exploring the waterfront, Pickering Wharf and Derby Street, you may want to park in the South Harbor Garage, 10 Congress Street, Salem, MA 01970. The South Harbor Garage costs just $.75 per hour on weekdays and $1.50 per hour on weekends.
The Salem Fast Ferry
10 Blaney Street, Salem, MA
If you are going to ride the Salem Ferry into Boston, you will find ample free parking in the lot at 10 Blaney Street, Salem, MA 01970.
The MBTA Commuter Rail
252 Bridge Street Salem, MA
The MBTA Commuter Rail Station is accessible and conveniently located at 252 Bridge Street. Parking on weekdays is just $5.00 for your first 14 hours and $12 after and for each additional day. Weekend parking fees are $2. There’s a bike cage, too.
Municipal Surface Lot
MBTA Municipal Surface Lot Salem, MA
Parking is available at the MBTA Municipal Surface Lot for $4/day.
Hampton Inn Salem
11 Dodge St Salem, MA
Costs will vary on weekdays and weekends in October. Please call Hampton Inn Salem at 978-414-3100 same day for that daily rate. Parking is secured and heated. Pull into the valet area when you arrive and a staff member will assist you.
Motor home and RV parking is permitted at Salem Willows Park and along Fort Avenue adjacent to the Dominion Power Plant. From downtown Salem, driving northeast, Derby Street turns into Fort Avenue. The Salem Trolley runs tours to Salem Willows and can provide transportation to the downtown for the cost of their ticket prices. RV camping is available seasonally at Winter Island Maritime Park.
The City has eight electric vehicle charging stations in the Museum Place and South Harbor Garages. These ChargePoint Network Coulomb Technologies Charging Stations are dual output units which allow for electric vehicles to plug-in via a standard SAEJ J1772 connector and fixed 18-foot cable, fully charging a vehicle in four to six hours. Each garage has four charging stations providing access for up to eight parking spots of electric vehicle parking.
There are several other lots and ample on-street parking in Salem. Visit ParkinginSalem.com for more options, pricing and time limits.
We hope you do not get a parking ticket while visiting Salem, but if you do, the $25.00 fine can be paid online here.