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

Parking and drop zone changes are as follows:

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)

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.

Lynde Street (1)
Essex Street at the Ropes Mansion (1)

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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“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…

Bewitched After Dark Tours

Bewitched After Dark Walking Tour

Join us for the Best Historical Tour in Salem! Fun & informative tours led by a Salem native and modern Witch. Group Rates: Call or…

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…

Cry Innocent

Cry Innocent

Bridget Bishop is accused of witchcraft and you are the jury! Performed at Old Town Hall, 32 Derby Square. Teacher guide available. ♿ Group Capacity:…

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

This unique attraction brings fact, legend and myth together for a truly unique, dramatic experience that reveals Salem’s witchcraft and ghosts. Group packages available. ♿…

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 &…

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…


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

A guided interior tour through a recreated dockside village and pirate ship. Group Rates: $5/students, $6/seniors, $7/adults Comp. Policy: 1 comp per 10 students Terms: Visa/MC/Discover, cash…

Peabody Essex Museum

Peabody Essex Museum

From New England to a world of art and culture, the PEM tells the rich stories of early America and makes connections around the world…

Salem Historical Tours

Salem Historical Tours

Salem’s premiere tour company conducts historically accurate tours in general history, cemetery, TV & Movie, Hawthorne and 1692 Witch Trials walks. Group Contact: Giovanni Alabiso…

Salem Night Tour

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

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 Waterfont Hotel & Marina

Full service Hotel located in the Waterfront District of Salem. ♿ Group Capacity: 80 people based on double occupancy. Group Rates: Contact Hotel directly for…

Salem Wax Museum

Salem Wax Museum

Come face-to-face with the horrors of the Salem Witch Trials and the daring exploits of Salem seafarers through life-like wax models. ♿ Rates: Vary depending…

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. ♿ Comp Policy: One comp per…

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, Group…

House of the Seven Gables

The House of the Seven Gables

Professional guides welcome groups for a visit that includes the Turner-Ingersoll Mansion (The House of the Seven Gables), Nathaniel Hawthorne’s birthplace, and the seaside gardens….

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…

Salem Ferry

The Salem Ferry – Groups

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…

Victoria Station

Victoria Station & Vic’s Boathouse

Waterfront dining. Function rooms available. ♿ Group Contact: Elizabeth Collette, Capacity: 400 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

An award-wining live reenactment of a witch trial _ from the original transcript of 1692, and a guided tour through the dungeon. Group Rates: $5/students,…

Witch History Museum

Witch History Museum

Learn the untold stories of 1692 during a live presentation and guided tour featuring life-size scenes in animation. Group Rates: $5/students, $6/seniors, $7/adults Comp. Policy:…

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…