Explore the north shore

The North Shore is made up of quaint coastal towns, including Marblehead, Massachusetts, which is known as a the yachting capital of the United States. On your drive from Salem, enjoy the beautiful harbor views, discover antiquing treasures, witness a civil war re-enactment and chow down on Woodman’s famous fried clams.

Antiquing at The White Elephant Shop

  • 11 miles drive north-east from Salem
  • Every Wednesday is free appraisal day

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Fort Sewall, Marblehead

  • 4 mile drive from Salem
  • Established in 1644, this fort has been expanded and utilized during the War of 1812, the Civil War and more.
  • Annual re-enactment encampments by members of the Glover’s Marblehead Regiment.
  • Stunning views of the harbor, Cape Ann and nearby islands.

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Woodman’s of Essex

  • 12-mile drive from Salem
  • The birthplace of fried clams
  • Fresh and delicious seafood

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Boston's a Day Trip Away

Boston, only an 18-mile drive from Salem or a 30-minute train ride, is the perfect day-trip destination. Set out on foot to see the historic sights along the Freedom Trail, take the family to the aquarium or catch a Red Sox game.

Explore salem

Salem, renowned for the Witch Hysteria of 1692, is a wonderful old city rich in history and American architecture. A visit to Salem can include museum exploration, historic house tours, fine dining, harbor cruises and unique shopping.

Halloween in Salem

There’s nothing quite like Salem in October. Whether you’re coming to have your cards read, visit the memorial for the witch trial victims, take a walking tour or visit a haunted house, there’s something for everyone all month long during Halloween in Salem.