Welcome to Salem
Once a bustling seaport, today Salem is best known as the site of the harrowing witch trials that rocked Colonial America in 1692. Visitors flock to this sleepy coastal town outside of Boston for a glimpse into its shadowy past, from haunted history and ghost tours to spooky sites such as the Witch Dungeon Museum and the House of the Seven Gables. But go beyond witches. Other popular things to do in Salem include browsing artifacts at the Peabody Essex Museum or connecting with the city’s seafaring past at the Salem Maritime National Historic Site.