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Salem MA

Salem MASalem is a waterfront community, 22.2 miles north of Boston, which is known for its maritime history and for the infamous Witchcraft Trials of 1692. Birthplace of the National Guard, Salem is a pedestrian-friendly city affording walking access to view historic architecture, visit world-famous museums, and take advantage of its diverse shopping and dining options. Easily accessed by public transportation, Salem has an MBTA station on the Rockport/ Newburyport-Boston lines, bus service to several surrounding communities, and even a ferry service direct to Boston. Salem, which boasts over a million visitors a year, is a vibrant city with many activities and diverse attractions for all. With a population of 43,132 (2016 census) it is the home of Salem State University and many fine examples of historic residences built during the period.

>> Visit Salem Website

>> History of Salem

>> Salem Stats & Demographics


Things To Do in Salem:

Guide to Salem

Festivals in Salem

Peabody Essex Museum

Salem Arts Association

Salem Willows Park

Forest River Park

Winter Island

The House of the Seven Gables


Restaurants in Salem:

There are many eclectic and delicious restaurants, below are just a few worth checking out.

Trattoria Bella Verona

Goodnight Fatty

Firenze Trattoria

Turner’s Seafood

Finz Seafood & Grill



Sea Level Oyster Bar

Life Alive

Red's Sandwich Shop

Howling Wolf Taqueria


Shopping in Salem:

Many boutique shops line the streets of downtown Salem. Here are a few you may want to visit:

The Cheese Shop

The Peabody Essex Museum Shop

J Mode

Modern Millie Shop

Wicked Good Books


Salem Schools:

Early Childhood Center

Bates School

Bentley Academy Charter School

Carlton Innovation School

Horace Mann Laboratory School

Saltonstall Elementary School

Witchcraft Heights Elementary School

Collins Middle School

Salem High School

Salem Prep High School

New Liberty Innovation School

Some private schools in Salem include the Phoenix School and the Greenhouse School.


Hotels in Salem:

Hawthorne Hotel

Salem Waterfront Hotel & Suites

The Hotel Salem

The Salem Inn

The Merchant

Northey Street House

The Stepping Stone Inn

Clipper Ship Inn

Amelia Payson House

Coach House Inn

Morning Glory Bed & Breakfast


Living in Salem:

For Sale in Salem

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