Salem, MA

Founded by Roger Conant and a group of immigrants from Cape Ann, the settlement was first titled Naumkeag, but the settlers preferred to call it Salem, derived from the Hebrew word for peace.

Salem is a destination recognized around the world for its rich history, which includes the tragic Salem Witch Trials of 1692, the glorious maritime era that left an indelible mark on Salem through architecture, museums, and artifacts, and for its month-long celebration of Halloween. Today, the city celebrates its rich history with a countless list of exciting events and things to do in Salem year-round, such as Restaurant Week, the Salem Arts Festival, Salem Film Fest, and – of course – Salem Haunted Happenings. Located just 15 miles north of Boston, Salem is accessible by car, train, and seasonal ferry.