Salem, Massachusetts, USA

Salem is a city in Essex County, Massachusetts, in the United States. Home to Salem State University, the Salem Willows Park and the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem is a residential and tourist area which includes the neighborhoods of Salem Neck, The Point, South Salem and North Salem, Witchcraft Heights, Pickering Wharf, and the McIntire Historic District (named after Salem's famous architect and carver, Samuel McIntire). Salem was one of the most significant seaports in early America.

Tourists know Salem as a mix of important historical sites, New Age and Wiccan boutiques, kitschy Halloween, witch-themed attractions and a vibrant downtown that has more than 60 restaurants, cafes and coffee shops.

Things to See & Do

* Historic homes
* Witch related attractions
* Replica tall ship – Friendship of Salem
* Salem Harborwalk
* Peabody Essex Museum

General information

Cruise Season – May - October
Currency - United States Dollar (USD)
Language – English
Land Area – 21.0 km²
Population – 42,000 approx
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus five hours
International Country Telephone Code – 1

Port Location – The port at Salem is located on Massachusetts Bay, approximately 3km’s from the city centre.

Travel Links - The nearest small airport is Beverly Municipal Airport, and the nearest national and international service can be reached at Boston's Logan International Airport.

Several MBTA Bus routes pass through the city. Salem has a station on the Newburyport/Rockport Line of the MBTA Commuter Rail; a South Salem station is also proposed.