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Day Trip to Salem

Kick off Halloween season with a day (or night) trip to Salem, the historic place of the infamous witch trials of 1692. This quaint little town springs to life around this time of the year with festivals, live music and seasonal tourist attractions. Keep reading for all the spooky things to do here!

Bewitched After Dark Walking Tours

If you don’t know where to start, Bewitched After Dark takes you on a comprehensive tour that guides you through the witch trials of 1692, haunted locations, Salem’s history and present day witchcraft. Tickets are $20 a person and can be purchased here.

Festival of the Dead

A month long festival with new and recurring events daily. Explore a wide range of Halloween festivities from Psychic Fairs to Graveyard Conjures.

Frankenstein’s Castle

Salem’s newest haunted attraction is based off of a literary classic. Located at the basement of the Salem Wax Museum, the dark dungeon of Dr. Frankenstein features winding hallways and cold walls. Tickets to one or multiple sites of the Salem Wax Museum can be purchased online or at the door.

Salem Witch Trials Memorial

While Halloween is a major tourist season in Salem, we can’t forget the tragedies of the witch trials, where over 20 people were convicted and hanged. The memorial pays tribute to those who suffered during those times and is a great way to learn more about the town’s history.


The easiest way to get there is by the MBTA commuter rail: just hop on the Newburyport/Rockport line from North Station and hop off at Salem. There’s also a ferry service that leaves from the Boston Harbor courtesy of the Boston Fast Ferry.

Wanna drive there yourself? ZipCar memberships are only $15 a year with your husky email. We can also instantly hook you up with $30 worth of driving credit for your first trip, if you reach out to us on social media.

For more specific information on all the ways to get to Salem, visit their website here.