Salem is located approximately 16 miles (30 minutes) north of Boston and is bordered by Beverly, Danvers, Lynn, Marblehead, Peabody, Swampscott and the Atlantic Ocean. Major routes through the city are 1A, 107 and 114 (connects with Routes 128, 95 and 1). Boston & Maine Railroad serves Salem with freight service, and the MBTA maintains a commuter rail stop and inter-/intra-city bus service. Air service is available from Beverly Airport (5 miles away) and Logan International Airport (16 miles away). Access is also available by water from Boston on the Salem Ferry.
City of Salem Land Acknowledgement
This land is Naumkeag, or fishing place, where generations of Indigenous peoples lived and passed through for centuries.
From the village upon the Naumkeag River (now known as the North River) to Sachem Nanepashemet’s fortification (now known as Castle Hill), the people of Naumkeag farmed, fished, traded, raised families, discovered and invented, created art, and, above all else, honored the lands upon which you stand today.
We acknowledge that this is Indigenous land and also acknowledge the Massachusett Tribe, who continue to honor and hold this land into the present.