Salem is located in Essex County and it is the county seat. It is situated 19 miles northeast of Boston, between Beverly and Lynn along Highway 1A.
Salem was the capital of Massachusetts Bay Colony from its founding in 1626. It was the site of the horrific witch trials that accounted for the executions of 20 suspected witches.
Today, Salem is accessible by car, train, bus and seasonal ferry service from Boston, 16 miles to the south. Attractions include The House of the Seven Gables, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem Wax Museum of Witches & Seafarers and The Salem Witch Museum. The new Salem Arts & Antiques Trail, Salem Women's Heritage Trail and the African American Heritage Trail are more ways to learn about the area and its people.
Salem is part of the Boston, Massachusetts-New Hampshire metro area.
Restaurants, Cafes, Delis, Bakeries Derby Fish and Lobster |
Motels, Hotels and Resorts Kalifornia Cafe |
Transportation North Shore Airport Limo Service |
Wildlife Viewing Salem's Whale Watch |
Salem Massachusetts 01947
See more Massachusetts Cities and Towns.
08/14 Coming to The Salem area
Hebron Maple Festival Hebron CT March16-17 Each year thousands of people come from miles around to enjoy and experience the weekend of maple related events.
Taste of the Valley Plymouth NH March21 Experience all of your favorite local flavors. Several restaurants from the region will be there hoping to win your vote in the "Best in Show" competition.
Seacoast Home and Garden Show Durham NH March23-24 The 19th annual show features more than 225 exhibitors showcasing the latest products and services for your home.
7th Annual Great International Spring Beer Festival Providence RI April20 Your Beer Festival Admission Ticket will allow you UNLIMITED SAMPLING of more than 250 brewers, live music, food and MUCH MORE at the Rhode Island Convention Center.
New England Folk Festival Mansfield MA April19-21 A fabulous blend of dance, music, crafts, and food from many lands.
Connecticut Sheep, Wool and Fiber Festival Vernon CT April27 The festival, started in 1909 by the CT Sheep Breeders Association, as a program ""to promote the keeping of sheep in Connecticut"", has evolved and expanded into a premier sheep and fiber festival by providing exhibits, demonstrations and over 60 vendors from the sheep, wool and fiber arena.