Parking & Access

Meeting Place

Unless otherwise stated, tours meet near the Nathaniel Hawthorne Statue (image, right) unless otherwise arranged. This can be located using the address 20 Hawthorne Blvd, Salem, MA 01970 using GPS.

There is street parking on Hawthorne Blvd and a bench here for anyone who needs to sit.

Need a restroom before the tour? Click HERE to see the city’s public restroom information.

Transportation & Parking

Coming to Salem in October? HERE is the city’s website dedicated to parking in October. I recommend parking outside the city and taking the shuttle on the weekends. Shuttle info HERE.

The MBTA and Salem ferry are also great options for traveling to Salem. See HERE for updates regarding the MBTA Commuter Rail from Boston.

The closest metered parking is on either side of the statue on Hawthorne Blvd. Closer to Salem Common there is Museum Place Parking Garage (shaded with green lines on map) and the Church Street parking lot (shaded with purple lines on map) a short distance from the Common. See parking map HERE. You can also access an interactive parking map HERE.


Your guide is fully vaccinated and boostered against COVID-19 and will follow all federal, state, and local guidelines regarding the virus.

Salem does not currently require masks indoors, but individual businesses might. I recommend bringing a mask to Salem. COVID updates from the city of Salem can be found on Destination Salem.

Free, walk-in rapid COVID tests are available in downtown Salem. Please visit this site for more information.

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