2 New Liberty Street
Housed in the former Salem Armory drill shed. Information, sales area, exhibits on early settlement, maritime era and leather and textile industry. View film on historic Essex County.
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 1819 Custom House
, 1762 Derby House
, 1675 Narbonne House, 1804 West India Goods Store, 1770 Orientation Center and 3 Wharves.
Grounds, trails, wharves and outdoor exhibits open 7 days a week.
Historic buildings, Friendship of Salem, and tours & programs open by seasonal schedule.
(All park facilities are closed on Thanksgiving, December 25th, and January 1st.)
- On Derby Wharf:
- The Friendship, Salem's Tall Ship A reconstruction of a 171-foot three-masted Salem East Indiaman built in 1797.
Open by scheduled tour, open ship, & special events. Call for details. (978) 740 -1650
The oldest cemetery in Salem. Contains the graves of a Mayflower pilgrim and witchcraft trial judge John Hathorne. Open dawn to dusk. Free.
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.
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 family life, architecture and furniture of the seventeenth century.
Open March 15-November 15, 10:00-5:00 Daily. Call for winter 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.
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.
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.
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 from 9 – 12 noon for self-guided tours. There is no cost or membership required for access during the tours.
54 Turner Street
Discover the many surprises in The House of the Seven Gables including a climb up the famed secret staircase. Your admission includes a guided tour through the Mansion, a visit to the Nathaniel Hawthorne Birthplace, spectacular waterfront views of Salem Harbor, three-season gardens and a unique Museum Store.
Open year round.
Tours daily 10:00am - 5:00pm (7:00p July-October) Admission charged.
23 Congress St.reet, Salem, MA
978-825-0001 / Zerve at (888) 959-2324
Cruise with us daily from downtown Salem's Pickering Wharf into the storied waters of Salem Sound, for a memorable experience on the water. Join us aboard the historic (and heated!) Hannah Glover - or the fun and lively Finback - and take in the invigorating sea air and a dollop of salt spray at no extra charge. Enjoy fresh eats and cool drinks from our bar & grill. Get your cruise on with wide skies, ocean sunsets and memories in the making.
Email email@example.com or call /978.825.0001 / Reserve online at http://www.zerve.com/MahiCruises
or call Zerve at (888) 959-2324.
Seasonal: Memorial Day to Halloween
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.
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.
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, 10 am-5 pm;
open the third Thursday of every month 10 am-9:00 pm; closed Mondays (except holidays). It is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Day. Adults $20, Seniors $17, Students (with ID) $12, Youth (16 and under) and Salem, Mass. residents admitted free. Admission to the Museum Shop is 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: firstname.lastname@example.org OR
phone 978-744-1647. Web site
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.
Forest River Park, Salem
Tours Available May - September: 12:30, 1:30 and 2:45 Saturday and Sunday.
Includes a tour of the 1630 Pioneer Village with fascinating insight into the lives of the Puritans that sailed from England to New England in 1630. Learn the history of these men, women, children and their relationships with the Native Tribes surrounding them.
Tickets available at the Witch House: 310 1/2 Essex Street Salem.
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.
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.
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.
131 Essex Street, Salem, MA
- 4-D Exploration into Salem's Past - April to September
- 4-D Haunted House - October Only
- 4-D Haunted Adventure - October Only
for more information.
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.
288 Derby Street, Salem, MA
- Salem Wax Museum of Witches and Seafarers
- The Salem Witch Village
- Frankenstein’s Castle
- The Haunted Witch Village
- Candlelit Ghostly Walking Tour | Graveyard Tour
- A Spellcasting, Within the Witching Hour
Admission fees. Various combination passes are available . Open daily in October, seasonally from June-September
167 Fort Avenue
Shaded park, scenic harbor views, public pier with harbor cruises. Beaches, children's rides, amusement games, food & refreshments.
April to October, 10 am -11 pm. Free parking and admission. willowsarcade.com
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.
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.
St. Peter's Church & Theatre
STARTING OCTOBER 1, 2016
HYSTERIA: Asylum! The Magic & Madness at Danvers State Mental Hospital!
The Salem Haunted Magic Show returns with a brand new collection of bizarre magic, creepy mind reading and truly disturbing frights. Do not miss this incredibly new production designed to amaze and more importantly FREAK YOU OUT. The show is designed for ages 10 and older and we welcome families and groups! We will focus this year's performance on the long and dark history surrounding the Danvers State Mental Hospital! We will present dark comedy, bizarre demonstrations with ghosts, straight-jackets, psychic surgery and more! Visit our online ticket portal for reservations for this Halloween season in Salem.
Venue: St. Peter's Church & Theatre, 24 St. Peter Street, Salem.
Order Online @ www.thesalemmagicshow.com / By Phone at 1-888-340-3584
32 Derby Square (in Old Town Hall), Salem MA
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
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!
50 Winter Island Rd Salem
A Marine Recreational Park. RV & Campsites from May through October. Call or email the Park Manager for the exact dates. Reservations recommended. email@example.com
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.
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.