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Dates:Thursday, October 1, 2020 - Saturday, October 31, 2020
Ages:Toddlers, Kids, Teens, Adults
In/Outdoor:Indoor, Outdoor
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Category:Seasonal Fun

halloween - salem haunted happenings 2020 re-imagined photoYou're invited to America's Halloween Festival in the bewitching seaport of Salem, Massachusetts. Nobody celebrates Halloween quite like Salem.

PLEASE WEAR A MASK AND PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING THIS YEAR..

“Salem will be here after October. We’re advising anybody who is thinking about coming to our community to put it off until after October, to think about coming next October, if you have reservations or advanced ticketing that will help....This is not the year to come to Salem.- Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll

A festive, smaller-scaled celebration of Halloween in 2020.
While some things may be different this October, we invite you to experience a unique one of a kind Halloween experience with museums and attractions, ghost tours, harbor cruises, local shopping, dining, and more. Reservations will be required for most happenings to please plan ahead.

How Salem will be different this October due to COVID-19
'Massachusetts will continue to be in phase 3 of the reopening guidelines in October, which means no events for more than 50 people outdoors and more than 25 people indoors are permitted. That applies to almost every event that was scheduled for Salem Haunted Happenings.”

'There are a lot of changes, so Plan in advance. This is not the year to spontaneously arrive in Salem in October.'

-Kate Fox, director of Destination Salem
source Boston.com

Salem just 16 miles north of Boston, and easily accessible from the MBTA commuter rail. You won't have to worry about parking!

Have a ball this Halloween in Salem! View this year's events schedule for all the fun Halloween happenings in Salem.

This year take advantage of the brand new Destination Salem App that centralizes info on events, restaurants and lodging. Download it to your phone from your app store today!

The app is an all-digital substitute for the organization's printed guide, which year to year has provided season-long listings for hundreds of events, places to check out and more in Salem's 'Haunted Happenings' season.

Find more pumpkin festivals & jack-o-lantern displays near you in our helpful guide to fall family fun. Happy Halloween!

For more general fall themed events & activities, our October Events in Boston is a great resource, as well as our Boston Fall Events Guide for parents & families.

WEBSITE↑ top

www.hauntedhappenings.org

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Essex Street, Salem, MA map
Phone: 877-SALEM-MA

Getting to Salem by Train:

Ride the T to Salem in less time than it takes to drive.
Leave from North Station, ride 4 stops and you'll be there - like magic!

Getting to Salem by Ferry:

Boston Harbor Cruises operates a ferry from Long Wharf to Salem during the summer and fall. It's a great way to enjoy the scenic route along the Massachusetts coast. An adult 1-way ticket costs $25.

Getting to Salem by Car:

From Route 128-North:
Take exit 25A and follow Route 114-East into Salem. Once in Salem, follow signs to the Salem Visitor Center, Museum & Historic Sites and Downtown Parking. Please note: I-95 North and Route 128-North share the same road for the loop around Boston. When the roads divide, stay on Route 128-North. At this point, the exit numbers jump from #45 to #28.Although 114-East is the most accessible route into Salem, you may want to seek alternative routes that receive less traffic during Haunted Happenings. Several suggestions of alternative routes from route 128 include: taking exit 26 to Lowell St. in Peabody, or taking exit 24 to Endicott St. in Danvers.

From Boston (30-minute drive):
Take I-93 North to Exit 37-A for I-95 North. Follow I-95 North to Route 128 North. Take exit 25A and follow Route 114-East into Salem. Once in Salem, follow signs to the Salem Visitor Center, Museum & Historic Sites and Downtown Parking.Please note: I-95 North and Route 128-North share the same road for the loop around Boston. When the roads divide, stay on Route 128-North. At this point, the exit numbers jump from #45 to #28. Do not follow the signs to Salem, New Hampshire.

From Logan Airport (25-minute drive):
Take Route 1A North and at Salem border, follow the signs for the Salem Visitor Center, Museum & Historic Sites and Downtown Parking. Logan International Airport is the closest airport to Salem. The Manchester, New Hampshire, regional airport is one-hour northwest of Salem.

From the North:
Take I-95 South (Maine) or I-93 South (New Hampshire) to Route 128-North. Take exit 25A and follow Route 114-East into Salem. Once in Salem, follow signs to the Salem Visitor Center, Museum & Historic Sites and Downtown Parking. Please note: I-95 North and Route 128-North share the same road for the loop around Boston. When the roads divide, stay on Route 128-North. At this point, the exit numbers jump from #45 to #28.

From the West:
Take I-90-East to I95/Route 128 North. Take exit 25A and follow Route 114-East into Salem. Once in Salem, follow signs to the Salem Visitor Center, Museum & Historic Sites and Downtown Parking. Please note: I-95 North and Route 128-North share the same road for the loop around Boston. When the roads divide, stay on Route 128-North. At this point, the exit numbers jump from #45 to #28.

From the South:
Take Route 93 North to the Mass. Pike (I-90 East) via the Ted Williams Tunnel (Exit 23) East to Route 1A North. Take Route 1A North to Salem.

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