Places To Go
There are plenty of places to go in Salem, Massachusetts. Start your visit to this historic city at the National Park
For more information about events and sites in Essex County, the Essex National Heritage Area website has comprehensive information about Essex County. This link will open in a new window.
If you are planning a longer vacation to Massachusetts, please check out the National Park Service's Massachusetts Trip Planner to help you find the many National Park Service units in Massachusetts. The site even includes half-day and full day itineraries for the Boston area. This link will open in a new window
Did You Know?
Salem native Captain John Derby was the first to bring news of the Battle of Lexington and Concord to England when he sailed from Derby Wharf in April 1775. In 1783, Captain John Derby was also the first person to bring news of the signing of the Treaty of Paris to America.