John's Guidebook - Local Attractions & Restaurants

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John's Guidebook - Local Attractions & Restaurants

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Built in 1727, in the Georgian style, The Ropes Mansion was renovated in 1894 in the Colonial Revival style. Ropes Mansion was home to three generations of the Ropes family and was featured in the 1993 movie Hocus Pocus. Now managed by the Peabody Essex Museum, the home is open to the public during weekends and the gardens are open year round.
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Ropes Mansion and Garden
318 Essex St
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Built in 1727, in the Georgian style, The Ropes Mansion was renovated in 1894 in the Colonial Revival style. Ropes Mansion was home to three generations of the Ropes family and was featured in the 1993 movie Hocus Pocus. Now managed by the Peabody Essex Museum, the home is open to the public during weekends and the gardens are open year round.
The Jonathan Corwin House, known locally as The Witch House, is a historic house museum at 310 Essex Street in Salem, Massachusetts. It was the home of Judge Jonathan Corwin, and is the only structure still standing in Salem with direct ties to the Salem witch trials of 1692.
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The Witch House at Salem
310 Essex Street
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The Jonathan Corwin House, known locally as The Witch House, is a historic house museum at 310 Essex Street in Salem, Massachusetts. It was the home of Judge Jonathan Corwin, and is the only structure still standing in Salem with direct ties to the Salem witch trials of 1692.
The Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, US, is a successor to the East India Marine Society, established in 1799. It combines the collections of the former Peabody Museum of Salem and the Essex Institute.
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Peabody Essex Museum
161 Essex Street
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The Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, US, is a successor to the East India Marine Society, established in 1799. It combines the collections of the former Peabody Museum of Salem and the Essex Institute.
The House of the Seven Gables is a 1668 colonial mansion in Salem, Massachusetts, named for its gables. It was made famous by Nathaniel Hawthorne's 1851 novel The House of the Seven Gables.
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The House of the Seven Gables
115 Derby Street
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The House of the Seven Gables is a 1668 colonial mansion in Salem, Massachusetts, named for its gables. It was made famous by Nathaniel Hawthorne's 1851 novel The House of the Seven Gables.
A 15 - 20 minute walk from The JPaul, Pickering Wharf offers seaside shopping and dining on the Salem Harbor. You can also visit the Salem Maritime Site and the Friendship trading ship.
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Pickering Wharf Marina
23 Congress Street
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A 15 - 20 minute walk from The JPaul, Pickering Wharf offers seaside shopping and dining on the Salem Harbor. You can also visit the Salem Maritime Site and the Friendship trading ship.
Phillips House is the only home on historic Chestnut Street open to the public, and it provides a glimpse into the private world of the Phillips family during the early decades of the twentieth century. The kitchen, pantry, and a domestic staff bedroom, present a rarely seen picture of how the great houses functioned as new technologies were being introduced.
Phillips House
34 Chestnut St
Phillips House is the only home on historic Chestnut Street open to the public, and it provides a glimpse into the private world of the Phillips family during the early decades of the twentieth century. The kitchen, pantry, and a domestic staff bedroom, present a rarely seen picture of how the great houses functioned as new technologies were being introduced.
Salem Willows is an oceanfront park in Salem, Massachusetts. It is named for the European white willow trees planted there in 1801 to form a shaded walk for patients convalescing at a nearby smallpox hospital. Today it's a beautiful place to relax by the shore, explore the coastline or have a seaside picnic with some local seafood and ice cream for dessert!
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Salem Willows Park
165 Fort Avenue
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Salem Willows is an oceanfront park in Salem, Massachusetts. It is named for the European white willow trees planted there in 1801 to form a shaded walk for patients convalescing at a nearby smallpox hospital. Today it's a beautiful place to relax by the shore, explore the coastline or have a seaside picnic with some local seafood and ice cream for dessert!
A great way to start your exploration of Salem. The one hour narrated tour brings you all around the city. Highly recommended for first time visitors. Book your tickets asap!
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Salem Trolley Inc
8 Central St
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A great way to start your exploration of Salem. The one hour narrated tour brings you all around the city. Highly recommended for first time visitors. Book your tickets asap!
The Salem Athenaeum, founded in 1810, is one of the oldest membership libraries in the United States. Only steps away from The JPaul on Essex Street, the Salem Athenaeum is a source for current and historical books and a place to enjoy a broad array of cultural programming. Look for the summer salon series on Friday evenings in their beautiful garden!
Salem Athenaeum
337 Essex St
The Salem Athenaeum, founded in 1810, is one of the oldest membership libraries in the United States. Only steps away from The JPaul on Essex Street, the Salem Athenaeum is a source for current and historical books and a place to enjoy a broad array of cultural programming. Look for the summer salon series on Friday evenings in their beautiful garden!
A wonderful local beach only two miles away! See the historic Fort Pickering lighthouse erected in 1871.
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Winter Island/Waikiki Beach
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A wonderful local beach only two miles away! See the historic Fort Pickering lighthouse erected in 1871.
A great walking tour lled by local historians; includes history, hauntings, architecture, and 1692 witchcraft hysteria.
Witch City Walking Tour
32 Derby Square
A great walking tour lled by local historians; includes history, hauntings, architecture, and 1692 witchcraft hysteria.
The Punto Urban Art Museum is an open air museum located in Salem, Massachusetts in the "El Punto" Neighborhood. It exists over a three block radius and includes the artwork of many world renowned and local artists and over 75 large scale murals.
Punto Urban Art Museum
91-1 Peabody St
The Punto Urban Art Museum is an open air museum located in Salem, Massachusetts in the "El Punto" Neighborhood. It exists over a three block radius and includes the artwork of many world renowned and local artists and over 75 large scale murals.
Book a harbor cruise on this historic schooner, built in 1939 for General George S. Patton. The sunset cruises are perfect for taking in views of Boston's North Shore!
Sail When And If
10 Blaney Street
Book a harbor cruise on this historic schooner, built in 1939 for General George S. Patton. The sunset cruises are perfect for taking in views of Boston's North Shore!
Salem's Oldest House, America's Oldest Home.
The Pickering House
18 Broad Street
Salem's Oldest House, America's Oldest Home.
Better Than Fiction, Salem Walking Tours
1 Houdini Way
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Bewitched After Dark Walking Tours
180 Essex St
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Food scene

Breakfast and lunch restaurant frequented by locals.
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Red's Sandwich Shop
15 Central Street
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Breakfast and lunch restaurant frequented by locals.
Progressive New England cuisine, chic and elegant. Delicious food and amazing cocktails.
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Ledger Restaurant
125 Washington St
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Progressive New England cuisine, chic and elegant. Delicious food and amazing cocktails.
Upscale-casual seafood, steak & cocktail destination situated on the harbor with deck & ocean views.
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Finz
86 Wharf Street
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Upscale-casual seafood, steak & cocktail destination situated on the harbor with deck & ocean views.
Oysters, lobster rolls, specialty cocktails & more offered in a casual joint with water views.
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Sea Level Oyster Bar
94 Wharf Street
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Oysters, lobster rolls, specialty cocktails & more offered in a casual joint with water views.
Mediterranean and Italian dishes with outdoor seating.
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Adriatic Restaurant
155 Washington Street
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Mediterranean and Italian dishes with outdoor seating.
Rustic-cool spot serving wood-fired pies, small plates, wine & craft beer to hip crowds. Our local Italian pizzeria. Thin crust pizzas and delightful salads.
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Bambolina
288 Derby St
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Rustic-cool spot serving wood-fired pies, small plates, wine & craft beer to hip crowds. Our local Italian pizzeria. Thin crust pizzas and delightful salads.
Asian inspired street food in a casual atmosphere. Our local ramen restaurant with tasty small plates.
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Kokeshi
41 Lafayette St
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Asian inspired street food in a casual atmosphere. Our local ramen restaurant with tasty small plates.
Organic vegetarian & vegan fare, including soups, wraps & smoothies, served up in mellow surrounds.
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Life Alive Organic Cafe
281 Essex Street
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Organic vegetarian & vegan fare, including soups, wraps & smoothies, served up in mellow surrounds.
Exquisite French pastries. As delicious as they are beautiful! The macarons are always a special treat!
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Caramel French Patisserie
281 Essex St
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Exquisite French pastries. As delicious as they are beautiful! The macarons are always a special treat!
Delicious artisan bread, pastries and sandwiches.
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A&J King Artisan Bakers
139 Boston St
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Delicious artisan bread, pastries and sandwiches.
Amazing authentic Indian food.
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Passage To India
157 Washington Street
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Amazing authentic Indian food.
This is a limited batch cookie store. A great place to sample a new cookie flavor along with a glass of milk. They now have delicious soft serve ice cream too! Note: Open Friday evening through Sunday. Check out their breakfast sandwiches "chubbies" on Sundays!
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Goodnight Fatty
18 Higginson Square
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This is a limited batch cookie store. A great place to sample a new cookie flavor along with a glass of milk. They now have delicious soft serve ice cream too! Note: Open Friday evening through Sunday. Check out their breakfast sandwiches "chubbies" on Sundays!
We love the Connecticut style lobster roll - lobster with warm butter (no mayonnaise) on a toasted roll!
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The Lobster Shanty
25 Front Street
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We love the Connecticut style lobster roll - lobster with warm butter (no mayonnaise) on a toasted roll!
Homemade ice cream made on-site. Innovative flavors - a local favorite!
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Melt Ice Cream
60 Washington St
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Homemade ice cream made on-site. Innovative flavors - a local favorite!
This is a historic Salem favorite located across the street from The House of the Seven Gables. Try their famous Gibralters and Blackjacks candies.
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Ye Olde Pepper Companie
122 Derby Street
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This is a historic Salem favorite located across the street from The House of the Seven Gables. Try their famous Gibralters and Blackjacks candies.
Delicious mediterranean food! We love this place for lunch - hummus, falafel, pitas and salads.
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Adea's Mediterranean Kitchen
90 Lafayette St
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Delicious mediterranean food! We love this place for lunch - hummus, falafel, pitas and salads.
Beautiful views of Salem, great bar and tapas.
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The Roof
209 Essex St
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Beautiful views of Salem, great bar and tapas.
Great chicken sandwiches!
Flip The Bird
407 Cabot Street
Great chicken sandwiches!
We enjoy their raw bar.
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Turner’s Seafood at Lyceum Hall
43 Church St
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We enjoy their raw bar.
Handcrafted New England chocolates.
Harbor Sweets
85 Leavitt St
Handcrafted New England chocolates.
Hopping daytime cafe dispensing inventive American diner fare & specialty drinks in buzzy surrounds.
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Ugly Mug Diner
122 Washington St
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Hopping daytime cafe dispensing inventive American diner fare & specialty drinks in buzzy surrounds.
A great bar with creative cocktails. Delicious sushi!
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Opus
87 Washington Street
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A great bar with creative cocktails. Delicious sushi!
A new American restaurant with a fantastic menu. Homemade sourdough bread, fresh pastas and a variety of entrees from vegetarian to meat and poultry are worth checking out, only a five minute walk from The JPaul.
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Settler
2 Lynde Street
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A new American restaurant with a fantastic menu. Homemade sourdough bread, fresh pastas and a variety of entrees from vegetarian to meat and poultry are worth checking out, only a five minute walk from The JPaul.
Produces fine, handmade dark chocolates, chile chocolates and drinking chocolate elixirs as well as homemade ice cream!
Kakawa Chocolate House
173 Essex St
Produces fine, handmade dark chocolates, chile chocolates and drinking chocolate elixirs as well as homemade ice cream!
A fun coffee shop with delicious, coffee, tea and baked goods.
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Odd Meter Coffee Co
60 Washington Street
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A fun coffee shop with delicious, coffee, tea and baked goods.
A hip, local bar. Great cocktails!
All Souls Lounge
282 Derby Street
A hip, local bar. Great cocktails!
A must for foodies and people who want to learn a little about Salem history while sampling some of the best tastes Salem has to offer!
Salem Food Tours
62 Wharf Street
A must for foodies and people who want to learn a little about Salem history while sampling some of the best tastes Salem has to offer!
Relax and enjoy one of their locally made beers in their downtown Salem taproom.
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East Regiment Beer Co.
30 Church St
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Relax and enjoy one of their locally made beers in their downtown Salem taproom.
Cozy, charming place offering many unique teas from around the world, plus scones & French macarons.
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Jolie Tea Company
105 Essex St
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Cozy, charming place offering many unique teas from around the world, plus scones & French macarons.
A craft cider house specializing in unique, high-quality hard cider made from local apples and all-natural ingredients
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Far From The Tree
108 Jackson St
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A craft cider house specializing in unique, high-quality hard cider made from local apples and all-natural ingredients
Production brewery, beer hall and beer garden in Salem, MA. Specializing in session beer.
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Notch Brewery & Tap Room
283 Derby St
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Production brewery, beer hall and beer garden in Salem, MA. Specializing in session beer.
A vegetarian/vegan friendly restaurant featuring fresh, Mediterranean inspired cuisine. Homemade hummus, baba ganoush, grape leaves, fresh salads, soups and more.
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Adea's Mediterranean Kitchen
90 Lafayette St
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A vegetarian/vegan friendly restaurant featuring fresh, Mediterranean inspired cuisine. Homemade hummus, baba ganoush, grape leaves, fresh salads, soups and more.
Jodi Bee Bakes is a vegetarian bakery that specializes in all-natural baked goods. The bakery uses local, seasonal and organic ingredients to create a variety of hand-crafted pastries featuring both vegan and gluten-free selections.
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Jodi Bee Bakes
7 Church St
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Jodi Bee Bakes is a vegetarian bakery that specializes in all-natural baked goods. The bakery uses local, seasonal and organic ingredients to create a variety of hand-crafted pastries featuring both vegan and gluten-free selections.
Culinary Spices, Salts, Peppers, BBQ Rubs, International Blends, Teas, and cooking inspiration.
Salem Spice
75 Wharf St
Culinary Spices, Salts, Peppers, BBQ Rubs, International Blends, Teas, and cooking inspiration.
Specializing in wines from smaller vineyards, in various regions and that have been producing wine for generations, wines that are unique and flavorful.
Salem Wine Imports
32 Church St
Specializing in wines from smaller vineyards, in various regions and that have been producing wine for generations, wines that are unique and flavorful.
Globally sourced imported chocolates & confectionery, sophisticated flavors, handcrafted to perfection. Over 50 chocolate flavors & fillings to choose from, all individually wrapped. Customized favors, gift baskets, occasional & holiday orders available. Vegan and Sugar Free items available.
The Chocolate Pantry
140 Derby Street
Globally sourced imported chocolates & confectionery, sophisticated flavors, handcrafted to perfection. Over 50 chocolate flavors & fillings to choose from, all individually wrapped. Customized favors, gift baskets, occasional & holiday orders available. Vegan and Sugar Free items available.
Salem Farmers Market, Thursdays only from June until October from 3:00 - 7:00 PM. Local produce, things from the ground, the sea, and more! A large selection of farm fresh goods!
Salem Farmers' Market
32 Derby Square
Salem Farmers Market, Thursdays only from June until October from 3:00 - 7:00 PM. Local produce, things from the ground, the sea, and more! A large selection of farm fresh goods!
4th generation, family run, small business in the Salem Willows, specializing in popcorn confections and home made ice cream.
E.W. Hobbs, Inc.
207 Fort Ave
4th generation, family run, small business in the Salem Willows, specializing in popcorn confections and home made ice cream.
POPPED! Gourmet Popcorn & Ice Cream, located on Pickering Wharf. Handmade popcorn in a variety of amazing flavors including seasonal flavors.
Popped! Gourmet Popcorn & Ice Cream
84 Wharf Street
POPPED! Gourmet Popcorn & Ice Cream, located on Pickering Wharf. Handmade popcorn in a variety of amazing flavors including seasonal flavors.
Salem's finest chocolate coated ice cream sandwiches made from scratch.
Witch Wich Salem
62 Wharf Street
Salem's finest chocolate coated ice cream sandwiches made from scratch.

Local Resources

An important resource for all Salem events in October. Pick up your paper copy or check it out online.
Haunted Happenings Magazine #hhmagazine
8 Central St
An important resource for all Salem events in October. Pick up your paper copy or check it out online.

Favorite shops

A cool local lifestyle and apparel shop with a unique line of graphic t-shirts, custom belts, bags, stationery and so much more; all inspired by the City of Salem, MA and New England's unique style of coastal living. Check it out!
District Trading Company
131 Essex Street
A cool local lifestyle and apparel shop with a unique line of graphic t-shirts, custom belts, bags, stationery and so much more; all inspired by the City of Salem, MA and New England's unique style of coastal living. Check it out!
A fantastic museum shop. Books, educational gifts for children, apparel, jewelry and more. Be sure to check it out after visiting the museum.
Peabody Essex Museum Shop
161 Essex St
A fantastic museum shop. Books, educational gifts for children, apparel, jewelry and more. Be sure to check it out after visiting the museum.
Always an interesting place to visit for eclectic items!
Witch City Consignment
301 Essex St
Always an interesting place to visit for eclectic items!
A vintage inspired boutique in downtown Salem.
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EMPORIUM 32
6 Central St
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A vintage inspired boutique in downtown Salem.
Finely curated antiques, home decor and accessories from around the world.
Diehl Marcus & Company
4707 Fountain Avenue
Finely curated antiques, home decor and accessories from around the world.
Wines and craft beers, gift baskets, lovely home goods, kitchen gadget and tools, seasonal gifts, and more!
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Pamplemousse
185 Essex Street
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Wines and craft beers, gift baskets, lovely home goods, kitchen gadget and tools, seasonal gifts, and more!
Explore the exclusive line of authentic and exotic goods at the Waite & Peirce Museum Store, operated by Eastern National. Proceeds from sales benefit the Maritime Historic Site.
Waite & Peirce
193 Derby St
Explore the exclusive line of authentic and exotic goods at the Waite & Peirce Museum Store, operated by Eastern National. Proceeds from sales benefit the Maritime Historic Site.
This is my art studio/gallery located downtown on Washington Street, above Starbucks. Address: 201 Washington Street, Suite 203, Salem, MA 01970
John Casey Fine Art
2 North Street
This is my art studio/gallery located downtown on Washington Street, above Starbucks. Address: 201 Washington Street, Suite 203, Salem, MA 01970

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A Walkable City

Most city attractions are an easy walk from The JPaul. A ride on The Salem Trolley is also a great way to see the city.
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**Helpful Guide to Navigate Salem

Check out www.salem.org for the upcoming events. This is a great resource for restaurants and activities in Salem and provides updated information about whether or not a business is currently open or closed due to COVID-19.
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The Salem App

Download this app for maps, special events and things to do in Salem: https://www.salem.org/app/
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Fast, easy, affordable rides around town.

The Salem Skipper is a ridesharing service serving the entire city. It works like a minibus that comes when you want, where you want — book a ride straight from your phone, get picked up in minutes, and skip the hassle of parking. Download the Salem Skipper app to your smartphone and follow the simple signup steps.