Welcome to Salem, Massachusetts
The city of Salem, located to the north of Boston, is known for the infamous Salem witch trials of 1692. Its population is close to 44,000.
What to Love:
Salem is a city with history. It contains numerous historical buildings to find out about its history. Halloween time in Salem starts “Salem Haunted Happenings” and features numerous fun events. The size of the town allows for easy commutes as almost everything is within walking distance. There are activities to do that are free. The Punto Urban Art Museum contains contemporary artwork of local, national, and international artists. It’s open year-round.
There are plenty of shops, restaurants, and parks located in Salem.
Things to Do:
Peabody Essex Museum: the country’s oldest continuously operating museum that celebrates outstanding artistic and cultural creativity.
The Witch House: the only house remaining in the town directly related to the Salem witch trials.
Salem Witch Museum: the only museum in the world dedicated to the Salem witch trials.
Boat Tours to Bakers Island Light Station: take a 2.5 hour tour around Baker Island Lighthouse on the unique Naumkeag.
Forest Lore Tour: a 1-mile walk through the beautiful Salem Woods. A great trail for those into nature, witches, and taking photography.