Due to COVID-19, if you are considering a visit to Salem this October and you do not have lodging booked or tickets or reservations purchased in advance, the City of Salem recommends that you postpone your visit until 2021. Special events planned for Salem Haunted Happenings have been canceled due to the pandemic and all venues are working with limited occupancy and public health guidelines. Thanks for your help as we work to keep everyone healthy and safe. We would love to see you another time.
How will you spend your visit to Salem Haunted Happenings?
Salem Haunted Happenings will look different this year, and so will our brochure. Without all of the events on the calendar, we are producing a brochure with a map and travel information and guidelines.
Destination Salem has also produced a new Salem App for iOS and Android, which is available in your app store. The App will take all of the information from Salem.org and HauntedHappenings.org and put it into the palm of your hand. You can build an itinerary, bookmark your favorite places, and learn about exploring Salem on the App.
For information in visiting Salem year-round, request a FREE Salem City Guide & Map on Salem.org.
For updates on COVID-19 during Salem Haunted Happenings, read our traveler FAQs.
Note that there is a travel order in effect for visitors coming into Massachusetts from most states. Visitors are required to fill out a traveler form on mass.gov/matraveler and indicate whether they will quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in MA or present a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of travel. The fine for noncompliance is $500 per day. The form and more information is available at mass.gov/matraveler.
- The Salem Ferry is now closed for the 2020 season. For public transportation to Salem, take the MBTA Commuter Rail via the Newburyport/Rockport line.