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Bakers Island Light Station

Boat Tours to Bakers Island Lighthouse

Adventure to Bakers Island Light Station-a place like nowhere else- aboard our unique landing craft Naumkeag. Roughly 2 hours. Seasonal. Tickets available online and at…

Dead Horse Beach

Dead Horse Beach

Located at the Salem Willows, Dead Horse Beach faces the Beverly harbor. It is one of the larger sandy beaches at The Willows and can…

Derby Wharf Light Station

The Derby Wharf Light Station was constructed in 1871 to better assist ships entering Salem Harbor. The lighthouse features a unique square design, and is…

Forest River Park

Forest River Park

With lots of trees, a dazzling view of the harbor, bike paths, picnic areas, two beaches, a playground, swimming pool, a baseball field, and even…

Friendship

Friendship of Salem

The National Park Service owns and operate this replica tall ship. Friendship commemorates Salem’s role as a center of global trade in post-Colonial America. Tours…

Mahi Mahi Cruises

Mahi Mahi Harbor Cruises & Private Events

Discover and relax with Salem’s leading cruise company. Offering a wide variety of daily harbor cruises May-October. Let loose with live music or absorb the…

Pickering Wharf

A harbor side shopping-village, filled with history and landmarks alike. This is the perfect place to explore what Salem has to offer: from local shops…

Salem Common

Salem Common

Right in the heart of downtown Salem, this grassy green 8-acre public park has been a common area since the 17th Century. Great for picnics,…

Salem Harbor

Salem Harbor

One of the sites of the major international ports in the colonies, the Salem Harbor spans both north and south of Salem. During the late…

Salem Harbor Shuttle

Whether you’re heading back in time at The House of Seven Gables or the US Custom House from the Blaney Street dock, or want to…

Salem Heritage Trail

Salem Heritage Trail

What’s that red line on the ground? It’s the Heritage Trail, and it connects all of Salem’s main sites. Navigate your way through Salem and…

Salem Willows

Salem Willows

The Salem Willows is a scenic, seaside public park. One of Salem’s Treasures, Salem Willows is a great way to spend the day. With a…

Salem Woods

Salem Woods

Recognized by the Massachusetts Historical Commission and once used as a “common land” for pasturage of livestock in colonial times, the Salem Woods is now…

Sea Shuttle

Discover the history and mysteries of Salem Sound on the catamaran Endeavor. Touch live sea creatures from our onboard aquarium. Optional drop-off and pickup at…

Sunset Sail Salem

Offering private sailing charters for up to six guests aboard the classic Friendship sloop Wenonah. 90 minute harbor tours and custom longer trips available. Let’s…

Chestnut Street

The McIntire Historic District

In 1981, the City of Salem named its largest historic district after Samuel McIntire. Encompassing Broad, Chestnut, Essex, Federal and connecting streets, the district showcases…

Waikiki Beach

Waikiki Beach

Located at Winter Island, Waikiki Beach is a great place to go swimming, walking, or sightseeing with family, friends, or a special loved one.

Winter Island Light

Winter Island Light, or the Fort Pickering Lighthouse was established in 1871 as part of the joint effort with the Derby Wharf Light Station and…

Winter Island Park

Winter Island Park

Come explore Winter Island! RV and tent camping, May 20-November 1. Walking tours of Winter Island, camp and gift store, function hall, public beach with…

Zagster bike share bikes in salem MA

Zagster Bike Share

Zagster is an “on-demand” bike share service that has cruiser bikes available across stations: Federal Street at Washington Street (near the MBTA), Front Street/Derby Square, Blaney…

From the Calendar

14th Annual Wild Turkey 5 Mile Run

The 13th Annual Wild Turkey 5 Mile Run will take place on Thanksgiving Day, November 23 in Salem, Mass. Proceeds from the 14th Annual Wild…

35th Annual Antique & Classic Boat Festival

You don’t get to see boats like this every day! See a wonderful variety of rare vintage motor yachts and sailboats. Meet skippers and crews…

3rd Annual Howl-o-ween Pet Parade

Salem is going to the dogs, and we couldn’t be happier about it! Salem Main Streets is very pleased to host the third annual Howl-o-ween Pet Parade,…

Derby Square Market

Love Halloween? Witches, goblins and ghouls? Well, there’s no better place to spend a spooky weekend in October than in Salem, MA! And what could…

Devils Chase 6.66 Miler

The Devils Chase 6.66 Mile Run, named to the Top Nine Costume Runs in the World, is the best and most unique event you will…

Essex Heritage Lobster Tour

Have you ever wondered how heavy a lobster trap is? Climb aboard Naumkeag and cruise the harbor as you try your luck as a lobsterman!…

Essex Street Market

Love Halloween? Witches, goblins and ghouls? Well, there’s no better place to spend a spooky weekend in October than in Salem, MA! And what could…

Family Kayak & Paddle Board Programs

The National Park Service at Salem Maritime National Historic Site is teaming up with Coast to Coast Paddle to offer low cost kayak and paddle…

Family Movies on Salem Common

Grab a blanket or chair, your family, and friends, and enjoy a bit of Hollywood under the stars!  Snacks and beverages will be available for…

Haunted Biz Baz Street Fair

Come visit the Haunted Biz Baz Fair to see over 70 vendors, listen to some live music, and enjoy historic Salem. Vendor sales include jewlery,…

Haunted Movie Series: Casper

Magic 106.7 hosts weekly movie nights in October on Salem Common. Casper starring Bill Pullman, Christina Ricci, and Cathy Moriarty, follows a paranormal investigator and…

Salem, MA, Hocus Pocus

Haunted Movie Series: Hocus Pocus

Magic 106.7 hosts weekly movie nights in October on Salem Common. 300 years after the Sanderson Sisters were executed for witchcraft in Salem, MA, the…

Haunted Movie Series: ParaNorman

Magic 106.7 hosts weekly movie nights in October on Salem Common. ParaNorman, starring Kodi Smit-McPhee, Anna Kendrick, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse follows a young boy who finds himself caught in a…

Lady of Salem Public Art Celebration

Salem is “Looking Up”! Enjoy a community public art display of over twenty whimsically decorated ship’s figureheads adorning downtown Salem through a self-guided tour brochure…

Salem MA Haunted Happenings Lanterns at the Village

Lanterns in the Village

A new Halloween tradition for your family! Our historic village a-glow with jack o’ lanterns! Listen to ghost stories while sipping on hot cider or…

Lighthouse Lovers on Bakers Island

Join author and fellow lover of the light, Jeremy D’Entremont on a special excursion out to Bakers Island Light Station, a historic property owned by…

Live Music Featuring Peter Tentindo

Visit the Salem Ferry Landing for live acoustic music by Peter Tentido. Peter will be performing a mix of covers and original songs. This show…

Mahi Summer Music Series

What could be better than relaxing on the water to the sound of live music? With a full bar stocked with your favorite tropical cocktails and cold…

Mahi’s Sunday Funday Brunch Cruise

Live music, sun and a salty breeze – what more could you ask for on a summer Sunday? Cool off at our uniquely Mahi make-your-own tropical mimosa…

Marine Science Experience: What is Marine Science and Why is it Important

Massachusetts’ North Shore is historically, culturally and economically linked with the ocean. More recently, the ecological importance of coastal waters has been recognized. Salem State…

MDA Halloween Witch Ride

A scenic ride from Boston Harley Davidson – Revere, MA to Shetland Park in Salem, MA– arrives in Salem between 1 pm and 2 pm….

North River Walk & Talk—Ecology, History and the Future

Once called the Blue Danube of Salem, the ecologically important tidal North River provides the largest source of fresh water to Salem Sound. Originally lovely…

Preschoolers in the Park at Salem Maritime National Historic Site

Calling all toddlers, tots, and preschoolers ages 2-6! The rangers at Salem Maritime National Historic Site invite you to attend free monthly storytime and activity…

Preschoolers in the Park at Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site

Calling all Toddlers, Tots, and Preschoolers ages 2-6! The Park Rangers at Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site invite you to attend free monthly story-time…

Providence Grays vs. Brooklyn Atlantics

Come to Salem Common to see the the Providence Grays Vintage Base Ball Club recreate base ball as it was played in the 19th century! Add…

Purgatorium II Sponsored by BlacKat Productions: Crooked Coast, Sarah Blacker & New England Groove Association, BandBand, Jordyn Kenzie & More!

Visit the Fountain Stage for live music as part of Purgatorium II sponsored by BlacKat Productions: Crooked Coast, Sarah Blacker & New England Groove Association, BandBand,…

Regatta Witch Ride Patio Party

Visit the Regatta Pub at the Salem Waterfront Hotel and Suites for the Regatta Witch Ride Patio Party: Throttle Down, during and after the MDA…

Sailor Crafts and Activities

Imagine what life was like at sea as you rummage through the sea bags of a ship’s boy, a sailor, and a captain. Try writing…

Salem Award Foundation Tent Talk

The Salem Award Foundation for Human Rights and Social Justice invites you to hear a series of free 15-minute talks that bring visibility to the…

Salem Farmers’ Market

The Salem Farmers’ Market is a tradition that dates back to 1634. Every Thursday, Derby Square turns into a largely volunteer-run market that, for five…

Salem Food Truck Festival

The Salem Food Truck Festival is a two-day event being hosted in the Salem Common in historic downtown Salem, MA. The event will feature 25 food…

Salem Haunted Happenings 2017

A festive celebration of Halloween and fall in New England, more than 250,000 people come to Salem Haunted Happenings each year.  Events include a Grand…

SCNA Kids Carnival

Visit Salem Common for rides, face-painting, and family-friendly fun at the SCNA Kids Carnival! There is no admission fee to enter the carnival. Tickets for…

The Haunted Happenings Grand Parade

The 22nd Annual Haunted Happenings Grand Parade will feature the theme “Movie Monsters”. This time honored kick-off of the Halloween season is full of color,…

Toast of the Sound Evening Cocktail Cruise with Sea Shuttle

Join Sea Shuttle for some quality time on your date night. Our destination is calm waters. Enjoy our bar, music and HD video. Tickets ($15)…

Trick Or Treat on the Wharf

The Annual “Trick or Treat on the Wharf”! Kids will love dressing up and getting an early treat from the merchants on Pickering Wharf. Add…

Walking Tour of Useful Local Plants

Plants are so much more than pretty flowers or annoying weeds! Here on the North Shore, even in the city, we are surrounded by plants…

Gallows Hill

Wicked Weekends at Gallows Hill

Free outdoor entertainment featuring character appearances! (Characters vary). Add to Itinerary

Winter Island Pop-Up Drive-In: Raiders of the Lost Ark

TICKETS WILL GO ON SALE AUGUST 24th at 11 AM! There is limited room and these tickets went FAST last month. Check the Facebook event…

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