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photo - National Park Service Regional Visitor Center

The National Park Service Regional Visitor Center in Salem is an official Visitor Center for the Essex National Heritage Area.

Friendship docked at Salem Maritime Site

Salem Maritime, the first National Historic Site in the National Park System, was established to preserve and interpret the maritime history of New England and the United States.

photo of Derby Street Historic District

The Derby Street Historic District runs from Herbert Street north to Blockhouse Square. It also includes the House of the Seven Gables on Turner Street.

Derby Wharf Light Station photo

Derby Wharf Light Station has aided navigation in Salem Harbor since it was first lit in 1871.

photo of Friendship of Salem

Friendship is a replica of a three-masted, square rigged “East Indiaman”, the type of merchant ship that made Salem a leader in opening international trade with the Far East, Europe and Russia in...

photo of Gedney House

The earliest portion of the Gedney House was built in 1665. Significant renovations to the structure in 1712 and 1800 resulted in dramatic changes to the house's appearance.


Hampton Inn Salem Boston offers 113 beautiful new guest rooms. Located in downtown historic Salem, we are steps away from most Salem attractions.  

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Productions of Cry Innocent: The People vs. Bridget Bishop


Discover 330 years of Salem's history as you experience this collection of historic buildings located on Salem Harbor. When you arrive at The House of the Seven Gables - which constitutes its own...

photo - John Ward House

John Ward House (Federal Garden area), ca. 1684, is one of the finest surviving 17th-century buildings in New England.