Everyone knows that Salem is the place to be during October, but not everyone knows all the exciting events happening around town. Whether it’s on campus or downtown, October in Salem has something for everyone. Here is your October Bucketlist!
- Peabody Essex Museum
The PEM has numerous exhibits with artifacts dating all the way back to 1799. With so many rooms to explore, you can easily spend a few hours here. And the best part? Admission is FREE with your Clipper Card! So get some friends, and head on down to the PEM. They have a special Halloween exhibit right now called “It’s Alive! Classic Horror and Sci-Fi Art from the Kirk Hammett Collection,” that will make a great start or end to a spooky-filled day.
2. Salem Witch Museum
Do you believe in witches? At the Salem Witch Museum, you’ll learn about the different types of witches throughout history, and why it’s relevant to Salem even today. In addition to learning about The Witch Trials and the hysteria of 1692, they have a large gift shop with everything from jewelry to candles. Admission is also FREE with your Clipper Card!
3. Hocus Pocus House
Visit the house from the movie Hocus Pocus! The movie filmed all around Salem, so in addition to the iconic house, there are multiple locations you can check out! Max and Dani’s house specifically is located at 4 Ocean Ave, Salem. The website below details the other filming locations and their addresses around Salem!
4. Jay Pharoah at Salem State!
Saturday Night Live actor, stand-up comedian, impressionist, rapper, voice actor, and star of the new Showtime series White Famous, Jay Pharoah is coming to SSU on October 25th at 6:15pm in the Twohig Gym! Tickets are on sale now at the Info Desk in the Campus Center! They are $5 for SSU students and $10 for the general public. Make sure to bring your friends because you don’t want to miss this HUGE event! Don’t forget to check out his new show, White Famous, which premiered last Sunday on Showtime!
5. Haunted Happenings, a month-long event that has something new every day, launched their calendar online! Check out all the events here.
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