Salem is a vibrant city, steeped in history and culture
As one of the most significant seaports in early America, Salem celebrates its roots with the Salem Maritime National Historic Site and a historic waterfront that boasts unique shops and world-class dining. Here you will find the famous House of Seven Gables, while many other historic homes and landmarks can be toured throughout the city. Much of the Salem's cultural identity is also reflective of the city’s role in the 1692 Witch Trials. Over the last century the community has embraced these roots, building a robust tourist trade. In fact, the Salem Witch Museum is one of the top visited museums in all of New England.
Residents throughout a diverse collection of neighborhoods have considerable civic pride and involvement, and the state continues to invest substantially in this growing community. As the Essex County seat and home to Salem State University, Salem employs many in the fields of government and academia. Salem Hospital, now known as North Shore Medical Center, employs some of the top healthcare professionals in the region.
Salem is easily accessed by MBTA commuter rail, just 30 minutes from Boston on the Newburyport/Rockport line. A water ferry from Boston also operates during the summer months. Salem Five's Corporate Offices are located just a few blocks from the MBTA station, just off Essex Street. This pedestrian street is filled with boutique shopping and restaurants, and features The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM). PEM is one of the finest museums in the country and is now America's oldest continuously operating museum, having been founded in 1799. Free passes to the museum are available to all Salem Five employees and their families.