With a history as rich as ours, it makes sense that we have a whole host of museums and attractions. What will you explore? Click the categories to filter by interest.

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…

Blood Curdling, Hair Raising, Spine Chilling: The Horror and Sci-Fi Film Art Collection of Kirk Hammett

Kirk Hammett, best known as the famed guitarist of the rock band Metallica, is also an avid collector of classic horror and sci-fi movie posters….

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…

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…

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…

Count Orlok's Nightmare Gallery

Count Orlok’s Nightmare Gallery

This TripAdvisor five-star-rated attraction is unique! A cinematic museum for fans everywhere. Actors, characters, SPFX artists, and directors are all honored here with life size…

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…

Double Happiness: Celebration in Chinese Art

Come and experience the liveliness of a drinking party, the opulence of a royal wedding and poetic evocation of spring on a delicate dish. With…

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…

Georgia O’Keefe: Living Modern Exhibition 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…

Importing Splendor: Luxuries from China

Explore PEM’s superlative Chinese export art collection — the most comprehensive and celebrated collection of its kind — through nearly 30 selected works, including furniture,…

Lunar Attraction Exhibition at the Peabody Essex Museum

As Earth’s closest celestial body and only natural satellite, the moon has engaged our curiosity and imagination over millennia and across cultures. Contemporary artists use…

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…

MegaCity: India’s Culture of the Streets

In the early 20th century, Indian artists viewed the village as the true locus for India’s identity, distinct from that of the British colonial cities…

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…

Ocean Liners: Glamour, Speed, and Style Exhibition at the Peabody Essex Museum

From the mid-19th century through the mid-20th century, ocean liners were floating showcases of technology, opulence and social sophistication. As icons of modernity and aspirational…

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…

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…

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…

Raven’s Many Gifts: Native Art of the Northwest Coast

Explore the living relationships among humans, animals, ancestors and supernatural beings through works of Native art from the Pacific Northwest Coast created during the past…

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

With central location to all the museums, restaurants, and attractions, and information available, the Visitor Center is the perfect place to begin your tour of…

Salem Wax Museum

Salem Wax Museum of Witches and 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

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 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…

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…

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…

Shoes: Pleasure and Pain, Exhibition at the Peabody Essex Museum

Examine the extremes of footwear through 200 pairs of shoes. The dazzling range, from a gilded leather and silk evening pump from the early 1900s,…

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…

Stickwork: Patrick Dougherty

 Patrick Dougherty bends, weaves and flexes saplings into architectural sculptures that dynamically relate to the landscape and built environment around them. Over the last 30 years,…

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…

Phillips House

The Phillips House, Historic New England

Visit Historic New England’s Phillips House on historic Chestnut Street and learn about life in Salem in the early 1900s. Historic house museum with antique…

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

An intimate performance space with two ongoing events: The Tarot Experience and The Witches Three. Also art exhibits, workshops, and gifts. Visit website for details.

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

Designed by the architect/artist team of James Cutler and Maggie Smith, the Witch Trials Memorial was made possible by a grant from the National Endowment…

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…

WOW® World of WearableArt TM Exhibition at the Peabody Essex Museum

For the last 25 years, New Zealand has hosted an annual design competition that challenges sculptors, costume designers, textile artists and makers of all stripes…

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!

From the Calendar

“From the Folks Who Brought You the Weekend: A Short History of Labor in the United States”

Hosted by The House of the Seven Gables, A.B. Chitty of CUNY and Priscilla Murolo of Sarah Lawrence College will offer an overview of labor…

Peabody Essex Museum

A Day and Night of Music at the Peabody Essex Museum

Discover how movement and music can create and tell stories. Events are included with admission to the Peabody Essex Museum. MOVEMENT WORKSHOP: Phases and Phrases…

Constructing History at The Gables

Come in out of the cold and explore how they built houses in Colonial Massachusetts at The House of the Seven Gables.  What worked best? …

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…

Lunar Landing 2.0: School Vacation Week at PEM

Investigate the science, technology and innovation driving lunar exploration. Immerse yourself in a portable planetarium, design a spacecraft, plan a lunar colony and much more!…

Salem Heritage Days 2017

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 MA Spirits of the Gables

Spirits of the Gables

Guilt! Greed! Revenge! Step into the world of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “House of the Seven Gables.” Watch as his troubled characters haunt the mansion’s halls, entangled…

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