Public Programs & Events

Derby Square and Charlotte Forten Park

Salem Farmers' Market - Derby Square

Every Thursday from June 9 to October 13, 2022 come to Derby Square for the Salem Farmers' Market, running from 3-7 pm. For more information please visit the official website for the Salem Farmers' Market!

If you are interested in using these spaces, you can find the permit application for both by clicking here.

Old Town Hall

October Events

History Alive, Inc Shows

As residents of Old Town Hall for the past 30 years, History Alive has returned with their popular show, Cry Innocent: the People vs. Bridget Bishop. In this show, it's 1692. Bridget Bishop is accused of witchcraft and YOU are the jury. Hear the evidence, cross-examine the witnesses and determine the outcome. The actors respond as Puritans, revealing much about the Puritan mind. Is Bridget Bishop capable of witchcraft? You decide.

New this year, History Alive has also created the immersive experience of No Ghosts at the Old Town Hall, a haunted scavenger hunt/reverse escape room/immersive theatre experience based on all the rumors of hauntings in this cherished 1816 building. Kid conceptualized and kid-friendly, (and more than a bit influenced by the constant parade of ghost tours outside our doors) this show has been centuries in the making. For tickets to either show, please click here!

Order & Ostentation, presented by Grace & Diggs

Inspired by the unconventional life of Elizabeth Derby West, who challenged social order with both her actions and her clothing choices, Grace & Diggs explores the connection between defiance and ostentatious dress in this multi-scene photo shoot environment.

From the creator of Miss Havisham’s Parlour, Order & Ostentation is a ticketed, reservation-only photo experience. All reservations must be booked on Eventbrite, by clicking here, or directly with Grace & Diggs and affiliated event partners.

Interested in coordinating a custom experience, such as a professional photo shoot, company outing, or networking activity? Contact Linda at

Haunted Speakeasy

Back for it's second year, come beyond the veil with us to 200-year old Salem Old Town Hall, and reveal a time of the city’s ghostly past, when liquid spirits were drunk in secret and beautiful flappers haunted the halls at the Haunted Speakeasy

Bring a date or bring your friends and experience a 1920’s themed haunted party like no other! For additional information and tickets, please click here!

Calendar of Events

For more information about how to rent out Old Town Hall for a performance, art event, or private event please review the Old Town Hall Rental Documents page.