With a history as rich as ours, it makes sense that we have a whole host of museums and attractions. What will you explore?
Bewitched Statue

Bewitched Statue

Now a landmark of the city of Salem, this statue pays tribute to the well-known TV sitcom ‘Bewitched’ and its filming of the seventh season…

Count Orlok’s Nightmare Gallery

NEW LOCATION! Bigger and better, this highly rated attraction is a unique cinematic monster museum for horror genre fans! Creepy characters are honored here with…

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. ♿ Like…

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…

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 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…

Georgia O’Keeffe: Art, Image, Style at the Peabody Essex Museum

One of America’s most iconic artists of the 20th-century, O’Keeffe is best known for her desert landscapes, animal skulls and flower paintings. Georgia O’Keeffe: Living…

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…

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….

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…

PlayTime at the Peabody Essex Museum

PlayTime at the Peabody Essex Museum is the first major thematic exhibition to survey the rapidly evolving role of play in contemporary art and culture. Nearly…

Salem Arts Association

Our galleries and shop present exhibitions of artistic creations by local artists from across Boston’s North Shore. We’re an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization. Open Saturdays and…

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 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 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 Visitor Center

Salem Regional Visitor Center

Located at 2 New Liberty Street, a central location to all the museums, restaurants, and attractions, and information available, the Visitor Center is the perfect…

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 Willows Arcade

Salem Willows Arcade

Oceanfront, boardwalk-style arcade offering nostalgic favorites, plus today’s most popular games. Located in beautiful Salem Willows Park. Fun for kids of all ages! Group packages…

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 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…

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…

The Witchery

Home of the Tarot Experience – ongoing multimedia show featuring live music, performance art, video and more! Group and individual tarot reading, art, and gifts….

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 Pix of Salem

A premium witch-costume photo studio. Be the star of your own photo shoot and capture the allure of being a witch. Extensive handmade costumes, 3…

Witch Trials Memorial

Witch Trials Memorial

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

Within the Witching Hour- Live Spell Casting

A live spell casting presentation by a practicing witch that will take you through the steps of a ritual circle creating a sacred space, magical…

XYZT: A Journey in 4 Dimensions

XYZT is an immersive art exhibition comprised of 10 interactive virtual environments generated using math and physics models. In a darkened gallery, guests use their own…

Ye Olde Pepper Companie

Ye Olde Pepper Companie

Got a sweet tooth? Visit America’s oldest candy company with a little history in every bite! Like & Follow

7 Seas Whale Watch

AREA’S TOP-RATED WHALE WATCH ON TRIPADVISOR! 7 Seas has set the standard in whale watching for 35 years. Our experienced captains, naturalists, and crew do…

Capt. Bill & Sons Whale Watch

Sightings guaranteed! Family owned and operated for over 50 years. Fully narrated. Expert naturalists. Free whale exhibit. Free parking. New England’s premier whale watch! ♿…

Discover Gloucester

Just 20 minutes north of Salem, this enchanting city, home to America’s oldest seaport, offers genuine charm, natural beauty, and warm hospitality… art, music, schooner…

North of Boston Convention & Visitors Buraeu

Explore 34 cities and towns! Historic sites, festivals, museums, land and water activities, shopping, and lots of lobster. 30 minutes from Boston by car, train,…

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…

Titan Guide Service

Titan Guide Service

Titan Guide Service provides some of the most exciting fishing on the North Shore. We know where the fish are and how to catch them….

From the Calendar

“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…

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…

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…

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….

Salem Heritage Days 2018

Celebrate the past and the present during the annual Salem Heritage Days. Featuring food, fun, and activities for all ages, highlights include the Essex Street…

Salem Maritime Festival

Join Salem Maritime National Historic Site for the 20th Annual Salem Maritime Festival as we celebrate our rich maritime history with ships, music, historical demonstrations,…

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