Kimberley Driscoll, Mayor

Welcome to the City of Salem’s Official Website! Whether you are a resident, visitor, or entrepreneur, here you will find a wealth of useful information about our waterfront community. Salem is known for its rich maritime history, as being the birthplace of the National Guard and for the infamous Witchcraft Trials of 1692. Salem is also a vibrant, pedestrian-friendly City where its residents, and over a million tourists annually, can easily visit historic architecture, unique attractions, world-famous museums, and an eclectic mix of shops and dining options. And, with easy access to public transportation - including our own ferry direct to Boston - Salem is a great city to live, work, study, and play. I invite you to discover all that Salem has to offer!


Drive-Up COVID Testing Site Closed Today »

Please note that the drive-up COVID-19 PCR "Stop the Spread" testing site at Salem High School will be closed today,...

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Stop the Spread Testing Site Delayed Opening »

Due to the inclement weather there will be a slight delay in the opening of the downtown Stop the Spread PCR COVID-19...


No Ferry Services October 26th and 27th »

Due to inclement weather the Salem Ferry has been cancelled for today, Tuesday, October 26th and for tomorrow,...