Steeped in history, Salem is well known not only for their witch trials, but also as one of the largest maritime cities in New England and the United States until the late 19th century. Founded by Puritans in the early 1600s, Salem sits at the mouth of the Naumkeag River along the North Shore. Quickly becoming a center of trade, many of Salem’s ships and merchants traveled from this coastal city to the East Indies, Africa, Japan, China, Russia, and Australia. The Peabody-Essex museum celebrates the region’s long maritime history while the Pickman House, Gedney House, and Witch House transport visitors to 1600s colonial New England.
Salem weaves together a long storied past with a lively downtown area which houses over 50 different eateries. The housing reflects the old mixing with the new through affordable three family homes, colonial single family homes, and large, historic manors. … Read More
Located 15 miles Northeast of Boston, Salem is easily accessible by Route 1A, Route 114, and Route 128. The MBTA also has a variety of bus routes while the City of Salem has a ferry service to and from the city. The commuter rail’s Newburyport/ Rockland Line passes through the city while abandoned freight lines have been converted into a series of bike trails.
Map of Salem, MA
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