“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

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 providing…

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 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…

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 City Walking Tours

90 minute lantern-lit tour through cobblestone streets, including history, hauntings, witchcraft, and architecture. Family friendly! Meet at stairs at Old Town Hall. Call for reservations.

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

“Judge Ye Weather or Noe I Hadent Ort to be Set at Liberty”: Essex County Freedom Suits in Revolutionary Massachusetts

Jeanne Pickering, a Master’s student at Salem State College, will review how slavery’s gradual ending in revolutionary Massachusetts began with lawsuits for freedom filed by…

“Massacre on the Merrimack : Hannah Duston’s Captivity and Revenge in Colonial America” Free Talk

Author Jay Atkinson will talk about his most recent book Massacre on the Merrimack : Hannah Duston’s Captivity and Revenge in Colonial America. Event takes place at…

“The Mother Lode” at The House of the Seven Gables

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…

“This Gallant Crew:” The Builders, Sailors, Marines, and Preservationists of USS Constitution, America’s Ship of State

For nearly 150 of her 220-year career, USS Constitution has called Boston her homeport.  From the building of the massive frigate in Boston’s North End,…

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…

Autumn Stroll with Salem Food Tours

Enjoy an autumn stroll with Salem Food Tours while learning about Salem’s spice trade history with stops at local shops and restaurants. Tour includes a…

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…

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…

Cry Innocent’s Silver Jubilee

To celebrate Cry Innocent’s first 25 years, History Alive will host a weekend of plays, workshops, parties, and parodies. For more information visit CryInnocentSalem.com. See full…

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: An Evening Of Compassion

Elderflower Physick: An Evening of Compassion benefits Safe Child Africa in their efforts to protect children accused of witchcraft. Teas, tinctures, infusions, cordials, confection remedies, recipes,…

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…

Historic New England Open House

Most Historic New England properties are open for free on the first Saturday in June during the annual Open House. From Maine to Rhode Island,…

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…

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 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 Willows Firemen’s Muster

This is a free event at the Salem Willows featuring hand pumped fire engines built in the 1800s competing to see which crew can play…

Salem’s Trials: Lessons and Legacy of 1692

Salem’s Trials: Lessons and Legacy of 1692 is an interdisciplinary symposium to be held on June 10, 2017 at Salem State University’s Central Campus. Organized…

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…

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…

Taste of the Gables

Join the House of the Seven Hables on Sunday, September 17 for The Gables’ annual fundraiser. Taste of The Gables 2017 takes full advantage of our region’s…

Tent Talks

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…

Tent Talks

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…

The Scarlet Letter(s): The Life and Loves of Nathaniel Hawthorne

Upon his death, Salem’s Nathaniel Hawthorne asked his friends and family to destroy all personal letters between them. Many letters survived to this day, revealing…

Traditional Building Conference Series

After the Revolutionary War, Salem’s unique geography and enterprising citizens established the city as one of the most prosperous sea ports in the Americas. Salem’s…

Voices from the Back Stairs: Domestic Staff in New England

Although domestic servants made everyday life in grand homes possible, their identities and roles within the household have long been hidden. This lecture will illustrate…

Wicked Good Wednesdays at The House of the Seven Gables

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

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