“Still making history.” That’s our tagline, but it’s so much more. It’s everything that made Salem come to life, and everywhere we’ll go next. It’s witches, and ocean ships, making waves through literature, settlers, pirates and trading. And it’s all right here. What will you learn?

“The True 1692” 3D Film

Visit CinemaSalem at the Museum Place Mall, and learn about the Salem Witch Trials of 1692 in a 3D documentary. Showtimes are available at CinemaSalem.com.

“This Perfect Place!” Film

Visit CinemaSalem and experience “This Perfect Place!” a documentary focusing on the natural history of Massachusetts. Tickets and showtimes are available at CinemaSalem.com.

Bewitched After Dark Tours

Bewitched After Dark Walking Tours

“Best Tour in Salem!” Fun and informative tours led by local historians. Learn what really happened in 1692 and visit 12 or more sites related…

Black Cat Tours

Daytime Historical and Ghostly Night Tours. The most fun, captivating and chilling tour experience in Salem! Please see our website for ticketing information and directions…

Broad Street Cemetery

Broad Street Cemetery

Brothers, George Corwin, High Sheriff of Essex County in 1692, and Jonathon Corwin, a Salem merchant who lived in the “Witch House” when he served…

Candlelight Ghost Tours

Candlelit Ghostly & Graveyard Walking Tours

A guided journey through Salem by candlelight visiting many haunted locations. Discuss the history of the buildings’ spirit activity and learn the best methods of…

Cry Innocent

Cry Innocent

Critically-acclaimed live reenactment of the witchcraft examination of Bridget Bishop. Featured on The Travel Channel, NPR, TLC, and more. Multiyear TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. ♿

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…

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…

Gallows Hill Museum/Theatre

Immerse yourself in the facts, myths & legends surrounding the witch trials. Witness ghosts & more with our live theatre experience! Five-star-rating on TripAdvisor. Group…

Haunted Footsteps Tour

Haunted Footsteps

We are Salem’s most respected, recommended and supernatural ghost tour. We also provide afternoon tours in general and revolutionary history, cemetery lore, TV & movie…

Phillips House

Historic New England’s Phillips House

Visit Historic New England’s Phillips House on Historic Chestnut Street and learn about the Phillips family and their domestic staff in the early 1900’s. Antique…

Hocus Pocus Tours

Experience our unmatched passion for Salem’s history as you journey back in time on our historically accurate walking tour. Join us year-round to capture the…

House of the Seven Gables

House of the Seven Gables Museum Store

Enjoy year-round shopping with everything to satisfy the collector, history, or literature buff! Located on the grounds of The House of the Seven Gables.

Howard Street Cemetery

Howard Street Cemetery

One of three cemeteries significant to the 1692 Witch Trials, the Howard Street Cemetery is said to be where Giles Corey was taken to be…

New England Pirate Museum

New England Pirate Museum

Features a guided tour where you will visit a re-created dockside village and pirate ship and experience the adventures of New England’s sea robbers. Open…

Charter Street Cemetery

Old Burying Point/Charter Street Cemetery

Salem’s oldest cemetery, founded in 1637, and final resting place for several notable Salem residents. Located directly behind this cemetery is the Witch Trial Memorial….

Old Town Hall

Old Town Hall

The earliest surviving municipal structure in Salem, Old Town Hall has always been used as a public hall and is still used as such today….

Peabody Essex Museum

Peabody Essex Museum

The Peabody Essex Museum is one of the nation’s fastest-growing art museums. Features art and culture from New England and around the world, including a…

Pioneer Village

Pioneer Village

Pioneer Village is the oldest living history museum in America and is designed to represent Salem in the year 1630. Open June – September, Saturdays…

Salem Athenaeum

Salem Athenaeum

Dedicated to enriching the lives of the North Shore community and its members by lending, preserving and adding to its collection of books and documents,…

Salem Food Tours & A.M. Coffee Walks

Salem’s original, award-winning food and cultural tours. Delicious tastings at finest local shops and restaurants. Meet chef’s, learn about Salem’s spice trade history, and more!…

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 Historical Tours

  As the oldest established professional walking tour company in the Witch City, we deliver an array of historic themed strolls and special event tours…

Salem Maritime National Historic Site

Salem Maritime National Historic Site

This National Park preserves one of America’s most influential ports, Historic buildings, wharves, and the vessel Friendship; describe the traders and sailors who brought the…

Salem Night Tours

Salem’s nightly “Haunt and History Tour.” Join the adventure every night at 8:00pm, our licensed guides lead you through legends, history, and the infamous hysteria…

Salem Pirate Tours

Join Capt. Snitch on a rollicking journey back to the time of pirates, privateers, and the sailors who opened up the Orient! Walk Salem’s waterfront to…

Salem Wax Museum

Salem Wax Museum of Witches & Seafarers

Salem’s original wax museum, family-owned and operated for over two decades! London-made wax figures depicting Salem’s history from the witch trials hysteria and bold seafarers….

Salem Witch Hunt

Salem Witch Hunt Film & Tours

The Salem Witch Hunt Film exposes the true causes and events behind Salem’s witchcraft hysteria, featuring Witch Trials scholars and reenactors at actual 1692 locations…

Salem Witch Museum

Salem Witch Museum

The Salem Witch Museum is Salem’s most visited museum. Open year-round with extended hours throughout the summer and October. We are the perfect start to…

Salem Witch Museum Store

Salem Witch Museum Store

We carry “Made in Salem and New England” products, as well as an extensive collection of books on the trials. Open year round. ♿

Salem Witch Village

Guided by a practicing witch, discover the myths and the facts surrounding witches and their craft! For the answers and truth behind the legends, make…

Salem Witch Walk

Salem Witch Walk

11am, 3pm, 5pm, and 7pm. Apr-Nov. Join true Salem Witches and discover your own magic as you’re blessed in a magic circle, visit enchanting locations throughout…

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…

Schooner FAME

Schooner Fame of Salem

Our replica of the 1812 privateer FAME sails up to three times daily from Pickering Wharf, right in downtown Salem! See islands, forts & lighthouses…

Sinister Stories of Salem & History Walking Tours

Join Kenneth Glover and enjoy his comprehensive two-hour Salem Morning Stroll – Historical Tour at 11:30 am. On October nights, take the hauntingly magical Sinister…

Spellbound Tours

Salem’s original supernatural experience. Top rated on TripAdvisor! Frightening, historically accurate tours by professional paranormal investigators. Explore the Witch Trials, vampire folklore & voodoo! Tour…

House of the Seven Gables

The House of the Seven Gables

Embark on an unforgettable tour of The House of the Seven Gables. Admission also includes the Nathaniel Hawthorne birthplace, waterfront views, and a unique Museum…

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…

Spirit of Salem

The Spirit of Salem

Explore beyond Salem’s witch history to discover the fascinating personality of this unique community, one of America’s most innovative and most interesting cities. Film screens…

Witch House

The Witch House

Salem’s only building with direct ties to the witch trials, the 17th century home of Judge Jonathon Corwin. Open daily mid-March through November. Call for…

Trolley Depot

Trolley Depot

Your first stop for EVERYTHING in Salem! Trolley Tickets & Visitor Info. Salem’s BEST Tees, Souvenirs, Books, Jewelry, Great Gifts & Collectibles. Celebrating our expanded…

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…

Witch Dungeon

Witch Dungeon Museum

Award-winning live reenactment of a 1692 witch trial, followed by a guided tour of the dungeon. The most exciting experience in Salem. Open daily 10am-5pm…

Witch History Museum

Witch History Museum

Experience all the historical stories surrounding Salem’s 1692 witch trials told through an interactive tour. Walk among 15 life-sized scenes depicting these tragic untold stories…

Witch Trials Memorial

Witch Trials Memorial

Striking in its simpicity, the Memorial is surrounded on three sides by a handcrafted granite wall. Inscribed in the stone threshold entering the Memorial are…

Saugus Iron Works

Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site

This National Park commemorates the first integrated iron works in North America, established 1646. Working waterwheels, hot forges, and machinery tell the story of iron…

From the Calendar

“The Scarlet Letter” Reading at Salem Maritime National Historic Site

Not since high school English class have so many people been so excited to read The Scarlet Letter together. Salem Maritime National Historic Site will…

“These Walls Do Talk” Exhibit Opening at the Gables

Join us for the opening of our annual exhibit, These Walls Do Talk. The 2018 exhibit shares the science and history about how we know what we know…

A Celebration of Food at The House of the Seven Gables

How do you celebrate 350 years of history? With a Salem Food Tour, of course! Meet at The House of the Seven Gables for a…

April Vacation Poetry Workshop for Kids

Celebrate Nathaniel Hawthorne and National Poetry Month! Join the Witch City Writers to dissect Hawthorne’s poem “The Ocean” and learn a bit about how to write a poem….

April Vacation: Living History Lab at the Gables

Try your hand at history! The Living History Lab hands-on history program at The House of the Seven Gables allows the young and young-at-heart to learn about…

Book Panel with the Authors of Images of America: The House of the Seven Gables

Join Ryan Conary, David Moffat, and Everett Philbrook for an in-depth conversation about their findings while writing Images of America: The House of the Seven Gables….

Burns Night 2018

Join us at the historic Hamilton Hall in downtown Salem, Massachusetts for Burns Night 2018! Kick off your 2018 with a Scottish experience that will…

Dearest Dove: The Love Letters of Nathaniel and Sophia Hawthorne

Salem’s So Sweet weekend is all about the love, wine, and chocolate. Karen Nascembeni of the North Shore Music Theatre and Dana Hersey of North…

Deliver Us from Evil: Counter-magic in Early New England

Emerson W. Baker of the Salem State University History Department will talk about why folk magic was far more common in colonial New England than…

Famous First Lines

“Halfway down a by-street of one of our New England towns stands a rusty wooden house, with seven acutely peaked gables, facing towards various points…

Four Centuries of Music Festival

The House of the Seven Gables turns 350 years old in 2018. Join us for a festival with a progressive blend of music from early…

Gadgets and Gizmos

Enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of Phillips House exploring the inventions and innovations necessary for running a “modern” early twentieth-century household. $5 Historic New England members…

Hawthorne 101 and Photo Hunt

Confused by some of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s verbose vocab? The Witch City Writers will give you a download of the language of 1851 by looking at passages from The…

Legacy of the Hanging Judge

In 1692 the Salem Witch Trials wrought havoc on a small New England community. “Legacy of the Hanging Judge” replays the events in the words…

Living History Labs at the Gables

Try your hand at history! The Living History Lab hands-on history program at The House of the Seven Gables allows the young and young-at-heart to learn about…

Meet the Past: A Walk with Nathaniel Hawthorne

Join Nathaniel Hawthorne, as portrayed by historian Rob Velella, for a walk around Salem. Learn about the places where Hawthorne lived, worked, and raised his family….

Paint the Gables

Wicked Art Bar will help you create your very own commemoration of the 350th anniversary of The House of the Seven Gables with a spring…

Salem Heritage Days at the Gables

Visit The House of the Seven Gables during Salem’s Heritage Days Celebration. Family programming will include craft demonstrations, our Living History Labs, and the Family…

Pioneer Village

Salem Spice Festival

Celebrate Salem’s long and fascinating history with exotic exports from around the world at Salem’s third annual Spice Festival. Spices, herbs and teas in food,…

Spirits of the Gables

Discover one of New England’s most iconic houses and enjoy this charming National Historic Landmark site in a unique and enchanting way during the month…

The Irish Experience at the Phillips House

What did it take to keep Phillips House running smoothly? Get a glimpse of the daily duties and living quarters of the Phillips family’s Irish…

Where the Bolt of Cupid Fell: Early Modern English Love Magic

The links between love and magic, of enchantment and sympathia, have long been considered by poets, philosophers, and magicians alike. This talk explores the variety…

Women’s History Day at the Gables

The House of the Seven Gables will commemorate Salem Women’s History Day with a special women’s history tour and two lectures focusing on the role…

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