The Salem Museum is a gateway to Salem attractions and historic sites. When some folks think of Salem, they think of the witchcraft trials or the China trade, and while those are very important aspects of Salem history, there is so much more! That’s where we come in.

Our main goal is to give visitors a unique and in-depth sampling of hundreds of stories that make up Salem’s rich past. There are some people you may have heard of and many others you never knew existed! Some events are famous and yet many of the most fascinating have been hidden or overlooked. Until now!

Your visit to the city may be short. Come here first to get a clear idea of what you can see and what you might be missing! Because when it gets right down to it, Salem itself is a museum and we are your orientation center. From here, you can visit historic homes, other terrific museums, living history attractions, and a number of famous and not-so-famous locations throughout the city.

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