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The colonial port of Salem has grown to be more than a shipping city. The culture and history surrounding witches is one of the primary attractions in Salem. As a port city, Salem’s connection to ships and the ocean add another layer of culture to the city.

Salem has several historic homes that once belonged to judges, sea captains, and alleged witches. Walk along Chestnut Street for insights on the colonialists that once called Salem home.

Salem celebrates Halloween in a big way. Haunted Happenings is a month-long celebration of the occult, complete with ghost tours, psychics, and special events.

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190 VFW Dr., Rockland 25.7 mi
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90 Duval Road, Lancaster 41.4 mi
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205 Kingston Road, Danville 29.0 mi
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Play into the intrigue of Salem’s historic sites on the Salem Heritage Trail. A red line on the sidewalk guides visitors between the sites. The Witch Trials Memorial remains a solemn place of honor in Salem.

Located in downtown Salem, the Adriatic Restaurant serves fresh fish in a Europe-inspired setting. Brodie’s Seaport offers award-winning lobster rolls and other seafood.

Peabody Essex Museum displays a vast collection of art from all over the world. The Salem Maritime National Historic Site features Friendship, a reconstructed 18th century ship that visitors can tour.

Artists’ Row, originally intended to be a city marketplace, has grown to become a street of artisans and galleries. For a mall with national brands, head to the Salem Center.