“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 & informative tours led by a Salem native and modern Witch. Learn what really happened in 1692 and visit 12…

Black Cat Tours

Black Cat Tours

Offering 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…

Charter Street Cemetery

Charter Street Cemetery

Charter Street Cemetery is the final resting place for at least two members of the Court of Oyer and Terminer: physician Bartholomew Gedney and magistrate…

Cry Innocent

Cry Innocent

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

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…

Discover Salem Passport

Discover Salem Passport

Use this combo pass to explore the House of the Seven Gables, the Peabody Essex Museum, the Salem Witch Museum, and aboard the Salem Trolley…

Frankenstein's Castle

Frankenstein’s Castle

Step into Salem Wax Museum’s darkest dungeon and witness the horrors of Dr. Frankenstein. Open daily late June thru August. Extended hours in October. Tickets…

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

Gallows Hill

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…

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…

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

Guided food and cultural walking tours, as well as AM Coffee Walks. Our Food Tours offer tastings at Salem’s finest shops and restaurants. Meet chefs,…

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 Tour

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

Learn about true causes and events behind Salem’s witchcraft hysteria through our Salem Witch Hunt film (35 minutes) featuring reenactors at actual 1692 locations and…

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…

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

Why wait for October? Enjoy the comprehensive Salem Morning Stroll-Historical Tour at 11:30am or the hauntingly magical Sinister Stories of Salem at 8:00pm with mediumship…

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! ♿…

Spirit of Salem

Spirit of Salem Film

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…

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…

The Salem Museum

The Salem Museum is the gateway to Salem. Many colorful displays tell the story of the founding, the witchcraft trials, pirates and privateers, the great Salem fire…

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

17th Century Saturdays

During 17th Century Saturdays at The House of the Seven Gables, you’ll be able to immerse yourself in four centuries of history at our National…

Behind the Canvas at the Phillips House

Enjoy a special tour highlighting the collection of international and American art at Phillips House. Learn about the family’s passion for collecting art and about…

Bound for Gold: New Englanders Head for Adventure in 1849

Historical novelist William Martin’s next book, The Mother Lode, is due out in the fall of 2017. This work continues his lifelong epic of American…

Christmas in Salem Preview Candlelit Tour

The Preview Candlelight Tour of Christmas in Salem will be available for advance ticket holders only and will feature selected homes. Christmas in Salem invites…

Death Eaters! Corpse Medicine in Colonial America

Learn about colonial medicinal techniques at the Witch House during Death Eaters! Corpse Medicine in Colonial America. Add to Itinerary

Downrig or Die!

Sailors and Jack Tars! We must Downrig or Die! Celebrate the last dying gasp of the 2017 sailing season! Full schedule to come. Add to…

Elderflower Physick

Visit the Witch House to see the newest exhibit on elderflower remedies including tea, syrup, cordial and balm all featuring the flower that in Lady…

Gedney Glows

  Explore Gedney House by the glow of lantern light and see why this is not your typical historic house tour. See the architecture of…

Gendering Work: Mills, Homes, and Everywhere Else in the Industrial Era

The House of the Seven Gables Settlement Association was founded to preserve the famed Turner-Ingersoll Mansion and to provide support services for newly arriving immigrants…

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…

Meanings of Freedom

Join us for a special program resulting from recent research on black history at Salem Maritime National Historic Site. Like many wealthy Salem families, the…

Pickerings, Pirates & Physicians: Secrets of an Old Salem Cemetery

An important and visible part of Salem for 350 years, the quaint and historic Broad Street Cemetery across from Salem’s Pickering House has been overlooked…

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…

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 Food Tour

Stroll through Downtown Salem with Salem Food Tours and learn about Salem’s spice trade history while visiting local shops and restaurants. Tickets ($54) may be…

Salem’s Black Heritage Audio Tour

Salem’s Black Heritage is incredibly rich. As slaves or free men and women, as merchants, mariners, abolitionists, and activists, people of color and their advocates…

Slavery in the Sources: Exploring Primary Source Documents at The Gables

One of the best ways scholars have of understanding history is by looking at documents from the era they’re researching. This primary source material transforms…

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…

Stroll with Nathaniel Bowditch

Journey back in time with a walking tour covering the life and activity of Nathaniel Bowditch, the father of navigation. Join Historic Salem on a…

Tales & Tombstones

Dusk transforms the city of Salem. As the city of renown seafarers and distinguished architecture fades into the shadows, a new Salem of the occult…

The McIntire District in the 17th Century

At 12:45 PM, Salem Food Tours will present fresh spices and sweeteners used in early Colonial cooking. Lecture at 1 PM. Hamilton Hall in Salem…

The Middle Passage: Experiences of the Slave Ship

At least 18 Salem vessels are known to have left Salem with the purpose of transporting slaves from Africa to the American and Caribbean markets….

The Remond Family, Salem’s Early Abolitionists

Join Francis Mayo for a talk and walking tour examining the history of the Remond Family who played a central role in the abolitionist movement….

Trails & Sails

Explore Essex County’s historic, cultural and natural sites during two weekends of 150+ FREE events during Trails & Sails: Two Weekends of Walks and Water, September 15-17…

What’s Behind Those English Gothic Walls?

Designed by church member Francis Peabody and Boston architect Gridley J.F. Bryant, First Church is a magnificent meeting house dating back to 1836. It was…

Wicked Wednesdays at Cry Innocent

Join a Cry Innocent “Goodwife” every Wednesday afternoon in October, between 4-5PM, for a children’s colonial crafting session. Make cornhusk dolls, whirligigs and other toys familiar to…

Wicked Wednesdays at The House of the Seven Gables

The House of the Seven Gables is part of Salem’s brand new Wicked Wednesdays program. Families are encouraged to check out Salem on select Wednesday…

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