Traveling to Salem with a group? Whether you’re planning your first trip or a repeat visit, we’ve got you covered.

We make every effort to provide useful information for teachers, tour planners, tour operators and motor coach drivers. Each of Salem’s sites and attractions has its own regulations for groups, which you can find in the free Salem Guide.

Salem is a town for all seasons. That said, Salem’s peak season is June through October, and October is the busiest month of the year. So please book your group tours as early as possible. Many attractions take reservations as early as a year in advance.

Destination Salem has worked with the City Council and Salem Police Department to update the Tour Bus Parking Ordinance in Salem.

Click here for the 2016-17 Salem Motor Coach Guidelines and Parking Map.

To request print copies of the new Motor Coach & Bus Guidelines and Parking Map, please email Kate Fox at kfox@salem.org.

Parking and drop zone changes are as follows:

15-MINUTE DROP ZONES
Washington Square West (2) NEW! These were 2-hour spaces
New Liberty Street at the Visitor Center (1)
Derby Street at the Salem Maritime National Historic Site (2)

2-HOUR PARKING
Washington Square South (3) NEW! An additional spot was added here.
Congress Street southbound (4) NEW! An additional spot was added here.
Holyoke Square behind the US Post Office (2) NEW! Two additional spots were added here.

1-HOUR PARKING
Lynde Street (1)
Essex Street at the Ropes Mansion (1)

LONG TERM PARKING
Fort Avenue
Salem Willows

Please note! Bus parking is no longer available on the Hawthorne Triangle at Derby Street or on Derby Street (3 spaces) near Liberty Street (2 spaces).

The 2016-17_Salem_Motor_Coach_Guide features a foldout map of downtown Salem, and includes access routes, parking instructions, drop-off zone location and other useful information for the drivers and tour operators who bring visitors to Salem via motor coach.

View and print the 2016 Group Tour Profile Sheet here.

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A.M. Coffee Walks presented by Salem Food Tours

A historic walking tour featuring the spice trade and maritime history, as well as Salem’s thriving modern food/culinary and cultural scene. Includes complimentary coffee/tea, sweet…

Adriatic Restaurant & Bar

Located in Downtown Salem, in the historic Salem News Building, Adriatic is a modern European restaurant featuring fresh fish, seasonal vegetables, homemade pastas and bead….

Bambolina

Bambolina features handcrafted artisan pizza and creative Italian shared plates. Winner of best new restaurant 2016, Bambolina’s seasonal approach focuses on utilizing high quality ingredients,…

Bewitched After Dark Tours

Bewitched After Dark Walking Tours

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

Black Cat Tours

Daytime Historical and Ghostly Night Tours. The most fun, captivating, and chilling tour experience in Salem! Details on our website, tickets online or by calling…

Brodie’s Seaport

Outstanding menu includes fresh seafood, steak, flatbreads, burgers. Brodies’ Lobster Roll won 2014 Best of the North Shore Taster’s Choice Award. Outdoor patio, daily specials,…

Clipper Ship Inn

Clipper Ship Inn

Families/groups welcome! Near attractions, beaches, restaurants and recreational areas. Group Capacity: 30 Rooms. Group Rates: Call for seasonal rates. Terms: 50% deposit required. Terms and…

Count Orlok's Nightmare Gallery

Count Orlok’s Nightmare Gallery

This attraction is like a life-size cinematic wax museum of monsters from 1920’s to now! Works by over 25 Hollywood Effects Artists! Group Capacity: No…

Deacon Giles Distillery

Visit Salem’s first and only distillery since prohibition for creative cocktails, tours, and bottles to go. Damn Righteous Spirits, crafted with a modern twist on…

Essex's NY Pizza & Deli

Essex’s NY Pizza & Deli

Under new ownership! Serving NY-style hand-tossed pizza, sandwiches and dinners. Open every day, web ordering, free delivery and large groups welcome. Located off Essex Street….

Finz Seafood & Grill

Finz Seafood and Grill

Waterfront dining; Raw bar; outdoor parlor; inspired and innovative seasonal menus with seafood, steak, chicken, and vegetarian offerings; fireside lounge; open for lunch and dinner;…

Gallows Hill

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 Ghost Tour

Salem’s original ghost walk discusses documented hauntings, Victorian murder and Colonial witchcraft. Hosting school groups and corporate clients since 1997! Group Rates: 90-minute ghost tour….

Hawthorne Hotel

Hawthorne Hotel

The historic Hawthorne Hotel is an elegant full-service hotel in the heart of Salem. ♿ Group Capacity: Up to 40 rooms per night. Group Rates:…

Hawthorne Tours

Hawthorne Tours

Receptive operator specializing in custom group tours for 25 or more passengers. We offer expertly guided tours of Salem and the entire North Shore &…

Phillips House

Historic New England’s Phillips House Museum

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…

Cry Innocent

History Alive/Cry Innocent

Critically-acclaimed live reenactment of the witchcraft examination of Bridget Bishop. Featured on The Travel Channel, NPR, TLC, and more. ♿ Group Capacity: 150 Group Rates:…

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…

Mahi Mahi Cruises

Mahi Mahi Harbor Cruises & Private Events

Discover & 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…

Maria’s Sweet Somethings

Wicked good confections! Gourmet sweet shop and ice cream parlor. Sumptuous chocolate, find candy, unique and unusual gift, wickedly rich ice cream. The most decadent…

MBTA

MBTA Train & Bus Service

MBTA Commuter Rail connects Salem to Boston’s North Station via both the Newburyport and Rockport Lines. Walk from Salem Depot to downtown shopping, dining, attractions,…

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…

Notch

American Session beer production brewery, beer hall and beer garden in Salem, MA. 21+ or 12 and under with a parent. Well-behaved dogs welcome in…

OMEN: Psychic Parlor & Witchcraft Emporium

Warlocks Christian Day and Brian Cain present an authentic old-style psychic parlor and witch shop. Discover your destiny with gifted psychics who specialize in tarot,…

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…

Red’s

Red’s is Salem’s most popular restaurant. Serving award-winning breakfast and home cooked meals for over 50 years. Monday through Saturday 5am-3pm, Sunday 6am-1pm. Group Capacity: 80…

Rockafellas

Rockafellas

In the heart of historical Salem, this casual chic restaurant is the perfect spot for cocktails and a delicious meal. Group Capacity: 200 Terms: Pre-set menu. Bus…

Salem Ferry

Salem Ferry

Experience coastal New England on a scenic 55-minute trip aboard a high-speed catamaran. Round-trip service between Salem and downtown Boston. Each ferry ticket entitles Guest…

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

Family Friendly History & Haunts Walking Tours on Salem’s darker history. Group Rates: $9 per person, Comp. Policy: Group leader free, 1 chaperone free for every…

Salem Trolley

Salem Trolley

The Best Way to See Salem! Ride the Red Trolley! One hour narrated tour of Historical Salem, Private Tours available and Step-on Guides available, Special…

Salem Waterfront Hotel

Salem Waterfront Hotel & Suites

Best North Shore Hotel (6x); Trip Advisor Excellence (4x); 86 room/suites; indoor pool; marina; dining; exercise room; 4600 sq. ft event space; walk to Salem…

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

Salem Willows

The Salem Willows is a scenic, seaside public park. One of Salem’s Treasures, Salem Willows is a great way to spend the day. With a…

Salem Witch Hunt

Salem Witch Hunt Film & Tours

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

Salem Witch Museum

Salem’s most visited museum, featuring the exhibit, Witches: Evolving Perceptions. An ABA Top Attraction for Groups in 2015! Can accommodate 115 people every half hour….

Salem Witch Village

Salem Witch Village

Discover the myths and the facts surrounding witches and their craft! For the answers and truth behind the legends. ♿ Group Capacity: 25+ Terms: 50% in advance…

Salem Witch Walk

Salem Witch Walk

Join true Salem witches and discover your own magic as you’re blessed in a magic circle, visit enchanting locations throughout the city, and learn the…

Schooner FAME

Schooner Fame: Sailing Tours of Salem Sound

Our replica of the 1812 privateer Fame offers customized tours for your group from 90 minutes to full days. Group Contact: Capt. Mike, schoonerfame@gmail.com Group…

Sea Level Oyster Bar & Kitchen

Waterfront dining on historic Pickering Wharf overlooking Salem Harbor. Indoor, outdoor bar, outside desk dining, raw bar, fresh seafood, gourmet pizzas with an amazing beer…

Sea Shuttle

Discover the history and mysteries of Salem Sound pm the catamaran Endeavor. Touch live sea creatures from our onboard aquarium. Optional drop-off and pickup at spectacular…

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…

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…

Turner's Seafood

Turner’s Seafood

An authentic New England seafood restaurant. Classic oyster bar, fresh seafood market, with beautifully restored function facilities. Winner of Northshore Magazine’s “Best of the North…

Victoria Station

Victoria Station & Vic’s Boathouse

Waterfront dining. Function rooms available. ♿ Group Contact: Elizabeth Collette, info@victoriastationsalem.com Capacity: 150 Menu: Group lunch and dinner menus $20.00 to $40.00 all-inclusive including, taxes,…

Village Tavern

Village Tavern

Across from the Peabody Essex Museum. Outdoor café overlooking the Village Fountain. Largest craft beer selection in Salem, along with tasty oysters, burgers, lobster rolls,…

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, three…

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…

Wolfe Adventures

Wolfe Adventures & Tours, LLC

Customized day and overnight tours for small to large groups. Receptive tour operator, multi-lingual step-on guides. “Spirits & Mayhem of Salem” 90 minute walking ghost…

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