Charter Street
The oldest cemetery in Salem. Contains the graves of a Mayflower pilgrim and witchcraft trial judge John Hathorne. Open dawn to dusk. Free.
310 Essex Street
The only structure still standing in Salem with direct ties to the 1692 Salem Witch Trials. Today, Witch House tours blend information about 17th-century lifestyles, furnishings, and architecture with fascinating insights into the events of 1692. Visitors gain a deeper comprehension of the lives of those involved in the Witchcraft Trials through examination of the material culture of the period.
Open Daily May 1 - early November 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Call for extended October hours.
Tours available by appointment during off-season. Admission is charged and there are reduced rates for groups, senior citizens, children and student groups. Ideal for motorcoach tours. Bus parking available.
86 Federal Street, Salem, MA
A unique way to see historic Salem! Historian Jim McAllister occasionally leads walking tours of Salem (including the famous Witch Trial Trail in October), produces The Terror Trail (October), and documents Salem's fascinating history and Architecture in his writing and photographs. For more info, contact Jim at
P.O. Box 3063, Salem, MA
800-992-MAHI (6244) ; 978-825-0001
Not your typical cruise company. We offer a unique combination of the laid-back essence of the Caribbean and the rich maritime history of Salem Sound. Enjoy the Salem area's breathtaking shoreline aboard Finback, a 55-foot Chesapeake style cruiser with the latest features and accommodations for a fun and comfortable cruise experience. Check our our special early FALL and OCTOBER TOURS: Lighthouse, Foliage & Chowda Cruises and Haunted Harbor Cruises,. Email or call 800.992.MAHI(6244)/978.825.0001
274 Derby Street, Salem
Piracy flourished here post 1692. Notorious villains like Blackbeard and Kidd prowled our coast. Relive their adventures.
Open May through October, 10 am to 5 pm. Weekends in November. Some nights during Haunted Happenings.
Admission charged.
8 Central Street, Salem, MA
The Salem Trolley is the best way to see Salem and to experience the Witch City's unique and colorful past. Since 1982, Salem Trolley has set the standard for sightseeing tours and exceptional transportation north of Boston. The Salem Trolley provides visitors with a narrated one hour tour and all day shuttle service through beautiful and historic Salem. Visit our web site for information on our special OCTOBER TOURS, schedules and rates.
19 1/2 Washington Square N
The museum presents a dramatic look at one of the most important and tragic events in American history ... the Witch Trials of 1692. Walk through our doors and discover why we are Salem's most visited museum.
Open daily year round, 10 to 5; July and Aug. 10 to 7. Special hours in October.
Admission is charged. Group rates available.
Hawthorne Hotel
The Haunted Magic Show will be the only live running Haunted Magic and seance show in Salem during the month of October 2013. The show will open on October 11th at the beautiful Hawthorne Hotel in Downtown Salem. Reservations for tickets can be made by calling toll free at 1-888-830-0038. Reservations are recommended as there are a limited amount of seats per show. You can reach our offices by phone at 1-888-830-0038 for tickets orders and general inquiries. You may also purchase tickets in advance by going to our storefront. With 2013's brand new show "Mirror/Mirror" you can expect a brilliant blend of magic, mind reading, frights and more! A completely unique show designed with Salem in mind! Be prepared to witness incredible feats of the mind all designed specifically to get you thinking! See the Salemweb October calendar for dates and times.
125 Essex Street, Salem MA
Tour meets Thursday through Sunday at Crow Haven Corner, 125 Essex Street, Salem at 3PM or 7PM
Additional tours in October
Join true Salem Witches as you're blessed in a magic circle, visit a graveyard, and learn the truth about spells, voodoo dolls, love potions, herbal charms, and even curses!
283R Derby Street, Salem, MA
Covering more ground than a walking tour, Witch City Segway will take you on a two hour two of our quaint New England town. Segwaying to all of the famous (and infamous) attractions in Salem, it truly is a 'New Way to See an Old City'. Please visit our web site for more information or to book your tour today!
16 Lynde Street, Salem, MA
Acclaimed presentation of a witch trial adapted from the 1692 historical manuscripts by professional actors - a chilling performance! Dungeon tour recreates the atmosphere and conditions of the original site. AAA approved.
April through November 10 am to 5 pm. Some nights during Haunted Happenings.
Admission charged.
197-201 Essex Street
Revealing Salem's Mysteries of 1692. "The untold stories" told through a live presentation and tour (including modern animated techniques).
Open daily 10 am. to 5 pm, April through November and some nights during Haunted Happenings in October.
Group Tours welcome. Admission charged.
2 New Liberty Street
Information, sales area, exhibits on early settlement, maritime era and leather and textile industry. View film on historic Essex County.
Open open weekdays from 10AM to 4PM and weekends from 9AM to 5PM. Free.
(All park facilities are closed on Thanksgiving, December 25th, and January 1st.)

Regional Information includes:
Essex National Heritage Area
Follow the Essex Heritage Trails: Early Settlement, Maritime, and Industrial Trails through 34 communities. From earliest settlement through the nation's rise as a maritime power, to the early Industrial Revolution, Essex County offers an exciting American story. Inquire at the National Park Service Visitor Center for information.
174 Derby Street
Includes Custom House, Derby House, Narbonne House, West India Goods Store, Orientation Center (closed in 2013) and Wharves.
Open daily year round 9 to 5.
(All park facilities are closed on Thanksgiving, December 25th, and January 1st.)
On Derby Wharf nearby:
The Friendship, Salem's Tall Ship A reconstruction of a 171-foot three-masted Salem East Indiaman built in 1797.
(978) 740 -1650
Open By scheduled tour only. (Nov - April)
By scheduled tour, open ship, special events. Call for details. (May - Oct)
Chestnut Street
A Registered National Historic Landmark, considered one of the most architecturally beautiful streets in America, is a showcase of grand antique houses. Part of Salem's McIntire Historic District.
285 Derby Street, Salem, MA
Count Orlok's Nightmare Gallery is a journey into the history of Horror Cinema. Over 20 different special FX artists from Hollywood have painstakingly reproduced life-sized creatures from over 30 different horror films. It's great for families because there are no "scares" waiting around the corner to give the little ones nightmares. It's great for the horror fan because they get to come face to face with their favorite horror movie character. We're always adding monsters so it never gets dull! Come and see the big monster museum! There's something for everyone!
Open year round, (weekends only November to June) daily during summer through October.
Old Town Hall,
Derby Square, Salem, MA
(978) 867-4767
The People versus Bridget Bishop. The year is 1692. Bridge Bishop has been accused of witchcraft, and YOU are on the jury. Hear the historical testimonies, cross-examine the witnesses and decide the outcome. The actors respond in character, revealing much about the Puritan mind. Play your party in history.
Late June through October.
Pioneer Village, Forest River Park, Salem
(978) 867-4767
A Day in the Life of Early Colonists. Immerse yourself in Pioneer Village, a three-acre, recreated Puritan village, while you participate in activities from the lives of Salem's earliest English settlers. Perfect for a family outing, Pioneer Village is nestled next to the ocean and picnic area in Forest River Park.
Late June through early November.
West Avenue, Salem, MA
Family park with beaches, picnic areas, fresh water swimming pool (residents only). Non-resident parking fee in season. Open dawn to dusk.
7 Lynde Street, Salem, MA
Open March through November for exclusive groups and October only for general public admission.
9 Chestnut Street
Built between 1805 and 1807 as a social center for Salem's merchant families and designed by Samuel McIntire, this National Register historic landmark remains a unique setting for special functions and weddings.
Open weekdays 10 to 2. Free.
54 Turner Street
Includes a guided tour of the Turner-Ingersoll Mansion (The House of the Seven Gables), a visit to the Nathaniel Hawthorne House, the Counting House, the Colonial Revival Gardens, and the waterfront.
Open year round.
Daily, 10:00am - 5:00pm (including Sunday) with extended hours 10:00am - 7:00pm from July 1 - October 31st. The last tour of the day begins at closing. Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day, and closing at 2pm on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve. Admission charged.
Lobstering & Lighthouse Cruise
Pickering Wharf
Toll free 888-283-1776
Our narrated, 1 1/2 hour, harbor tour visits Salem's historic lighthouses and islands. Just a few steps down to the dock and a step back in time. Enjoy stories of Salem's history of witches and maritime lore. Then we raise our lobster trap to discover the day's catch. This is a fun trip for all ages.
Museum Place
East India Square
Browse, shop and dine in Salem's only enclosed shopping mall. Offers a variety of specialty and gift shops, fast food and full-service restaurants and a 3-screen movie theatre. Open air concerts by the fountain in summer. Located across from the Visitor Center.
9 North Street
Home of Nathaniel Bowditch from 1811 to 1823. Built in 1805, it is a National Historic Landmark, and is significant both architecturally and historically. It is located at the junction of Salem's famed McIntire Historic District and the City's downtown area. Owned by Historic Salem, Inc., the house is being restored.
2 East India Square, Museum Place Mall, Salem, MA
Salem Mass longest running Haunted House, Salem's best! We create what scares you! We Dare You! Scariest Thing in Salem, is in the mall! Call or email for dates and times
32 Derby Square
Built in 1816 after the land was donated to the City of Salem by John Derby III and Benjamin Pickman, Jr., it was the city headquarters until 1836/37 when the new City Hall was erected on Washington Street.
Old Town Hall is the earliest surviving municipal structure in Salem, Massachusetts (dating from 1816-17) and an outstanding Federal Style building. The second floor of the building, Great Hall, has always been used as a public hall, and contained Town offices until 1837. The first floor, originally designed as a public market, is now being used as a public art space, in conjunction with Artists Row in the Marketplace.
Open for special events and The Salem Museum summer season.
East India Square
Explore 200 years of extraordinary art, architecture and culture from New England and the world! Described by The New York Times as "a cross-cultural marvel," the museum's preeminent collections contain over 1,000,000 objects to excite your curiosity and broaden your horizons. View the finest maritime art in the United States, art and cultures of North America, Africa, Asia and the Pacific Islands, and three centuries of American life in historic period houses. The Phillips Library houses the original court documents of the Salem Witch Trials. Museum shop and Cafe. Allow one hour or more.

Open year round. The museum is open Tuesday-Sunday and holiday Mondays, 10 am-5 pm. It is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Day. Admission to the Museum Shop is free. Adults $15, Seniors $13, Students $11, Youth (16 and under) and Salem, Mass. residents admitted free. Members admitted free to all sites.

34 Chestnut Street
Located on picturesque Chestnut Street, this Federal style mansion contains a family collection that spans five generations, including antique carriages and cars. Enjoy artifacts from near and far, hear the stories of the Phillips family, and experience over two hundred years of history in the New England tradition.
Open: June 1 through October 31, Tuesday through Sunday,
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with tours on the hour and half-hour, last tour at 4pm.
Open:November through May (Saturday + Sunday)
11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tours every half hour.
FREE to Historic New England members. Fees charged to non-members. Reservations for group tours are recommended. Please call (978) 744-0440.
18 Broad Street
Built in 1651 by settler John Pickering and his wife Elizabeth, it is not only Salem's oldest house, but also America's oldest home: home to a single family for over three and a half centuries. Step in and enjoy the trip from the front door to the kitchen, which takes you through not only 300 years of history, but also through the middle of the main chimney.
Open Sundays June through November: 10am-3pm. At other times by appointment: Email: OR phone 978-744-1647. Web site
Pickering Wharf
Derby Street
978-740-6990 or (978)745-6116
Salem's gateway to seafaring activities and harbor side village of shops. Harbor tours & cruises are available. Visit boutiques featuring gifts & flowers, clothing, antiques, arts & crafts, occult & wiccan goods. Stop in for a meal or snack at one of the waterfront restaurants.
Open year round.
Forest River Park
Open June 28 - early November. "America's oldest living history museum" is a recreation of an English settlement established in 1626. The site was originally created in 1930 to commemorate the 300th anniversary of Salem. It features a three-acre, recreated Puritan village, and allows visitors the opportunity to participate in activities from the lives of Salem's earliest English settlers. The Gordon College theater group History Alive! stages performances there and manages the museum's use as a set for hire. Visit the Pioneer Village web site for hours and admission fees.
318 Essex Street
The Ropes Mansion Garden was designed in 1912. It is owned and operated by the Peabody Essex Museum and open year-round, 24 hours a day. The adjacent Georgian-style mansion was built in the Georgian style and renovated in 1894 in the Colonial Revival style by the firm Stone, Carpenter & Wilson. Ropes Mansion was home to three generations of the Ropes family. The building is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Washington Square
Nine-acre park which was the public land used to graze livestock and train local militia in the 17th and 18th centuries. Today it is used for concerts and community activities.
Salem, MA
A series of annual free concerts to the public, concluding with a festival in August at the Salem Willows.
See the Salemweb Calendar for dates and times.
Salem Marketplace
Adjacent to Old Town Hall
A quaint brick market area between Derby and Front streets with shops, art galleries, outdoor dining, and evening entertainment. Artists' Row stalls are open from late May through October, days and hours vary by vendor.
288 Derby Street, Salem, MA
Compelling multi-media presentation and marvelously-realistic wax figures, along with dramatic re-creations bring the past to life. A separate hands-on activity area for kids. Admission fee. Hysteria Pass covers admission to the Wax Museum and the Witch Village.
Open year round.
171-185 Fort Avenue
Shaded park, scenic harbor views, public pier with harbor cruises. Beaches, children's rides, amusement games, food & refreshments.
Seasonal: April to October, 10 am -11 pm. Free parking and admission.
Charter Street
Dedicated in 1992, the 300th anniversary of the Salem Witch Trials. Award-winning design creating a reflective environment evoking lessons of human rights and tolerance. Self guided. Open dawn to dusk. Free.
282 Derby Street, Salem, MA
Take a journey back in time to discover both the myths and facts surrounding the subject of Witchcraft. Workshops and Special Exhibits on site. Call for Details. Group Tours Welcome. Admission fee. Hysteria Pass covers admission to the Wax Museum and the Witch Village.
Open year round.
131 Essex Street, Salem, MA
"Fantastic, hallucinatory haunted house", raves the Boston Phoenix! Immerse yourself in the state-of-the-art 3-D world of Salem's best haunted house. The walls and floors are completely covered in 3-D effects brought to life with high tech 3-D glasses and blacklights. You will encounter actors and animatronics around every corner, but we dare you tell them apart until it's too late! It's a frightfully fun feast for your eyes. The Witch Cities most original haunted house is the must see attraction in Salem! Buy a combo ticket with our ghost tour and save. Purchase tickets online and skip the line at the desk. Please visit for hours and ticket sales.
32 Derby Square (in Old Town Hall), Salem MA
(978) 867-4767
Hidden Stories. Amazing Lives.
The Salem Museum is a new historic, educational and tourist destination. Our mission is to give visitors an exciting, comprehensive look at the rich history of this extraordinary city. For those new to Salem, the Salem Museum is the ideal gateway to your visit and will help orient you to the city's many historic and cultural attractions. For Salem residents, the Museum is a wonderful place to get to know your city better and to learn about the many people and events that make Salem one of the most historically significant cities in America. The Museum not only tells the big stories, but also those that are less known, but equally fascinating.
Open from mid-April through late November /Noon to 5 PM -- Seven Days a Week
50 Winter Island Road, Salem, MA
A Marine Recreational Park. RV & Campsites from May through October. Reservations recommended.