Visit Salem Massachusetts in October
You MUST visit Salem in October!
There’s something in the air in fall, especially in October that calls people to Salem, Massachusetts. Yes, tourist’s visit the town year round, but there’s extra magic in the air in October! Whoops! Did we say magic?
Everyone has to visit Salem at least once as a kid and once as an adult in October! If your thrill is Halloween, then you have to visit it more? The Salem Witch Museum is Salem’s most visited museum and with just cause. It brings you back to Salem in 1692. A dramatic history lesson is given with stage sets with life-like figures, lighting and narration of the witch trials of 1692.
Ghosts & Legends Trolley Tour offers an interactive journey into Salem’s supernatural past. Go on a journey of the dark streets of Salem and hear stories of witches, ghosts and more. See the House of Seven Gables, the old cemetery, Winter Island and more. The tour ends with quite the staged show at Witches Cottage.
There’s also a Haunted Harbor Cruise with Mahi Mahi Cruises from Pickering Wharf. This is a one and a half hour cruise filled with spooky stories of ruthless local pirates, haunted lighthouses and living monsters that still create havoc even today! Cruises leave several times per day during October.
Salem Chamber of Commerce also presents an annual Haunted biz-baz with over 100 vendors of unique Salem novelty items, street performers, music and food. This event is Sat & Sun, October 8th and 9th at Essex Street Pedestrian Mall from 10am to 6pm. It all kicks off with an annual Haunted Happenings Grand Parade on October 6th!
Children can learn how to make witches wands at Ask a Witch Make a Wand at a tent at Pickering Warf.
There’s a 3-D Haunted House to visit and ghost tour at Tales & Tombstone Trolley Tour offers an eerie look at Salem’s past with 1 hour tours on Thursday, Friday and weekends in October. Learn about the spirits of Gable at The House of Seven Gables
Plus there’s unique gift shops to shop at and hauntingly great places to eat as well. Plus several unique Halloween parties some for kids..and some for adults. The Annual Children’s Halloween Costume Party is October 22nd from noon to 3pm for children ages 3-10.
The Vampire’s Masquerade Ball is October 22nd at the Hawthorne Hotel and some of the best parties in Salem are Halloween Weekend – October 29th at the Hawthorne Hotel’s Saturday Night Fever Party. The Salem Waterfront Hotel and the Haunted Conductors Ball at Victorian Station.