In the Community

This is a very interesting port.

Salem, Massachusetts is one of America’s oldest and most fascinating cities. Since 1626, when Roger Conant arrived with the first settlers, Salem has been attracting people from all over the world. Many come to visit and some choose to make Salem their home.

Salem is known as The Witch City because of the infamous Salem Witch Trials of 1692, but this colorful, coastal city has much to offer both residents and visitors: a culturally diverse population, a rich maritime history, and impressive display of historic architecture and amazing stories that span almost 400 years.

Today the Salem community works to preserve its past as it heads into the future. A shift in Salem’s redevelopment philosophy to preservation in the 1970s was one of the forces that helped stimulate Salem’s budding tourism industry. Tourism, along with healthcare and higher education, is one of the foundations of the current economic base. Salem has one of the highest concentrations of historic sites, museums, cultural activities, fine dining, and shopping in Massachusetts. We like to say that Salem is America’s Bewitching Seaport with a little history in every step.

To learn more, visit www.salemweb.com and
www.salem-chamber.org.