About Salem

Salem, a quiet, rural community of 4,000 residents, with a heritage of agriculture, is nestled among the hills, wetlands and open fields astride the historic route between Hartford and the sea. Incorporated in 1819, It is peopled by friendly, caring, diverse and talented citizens who contribute to the manufacturing, arts and technology of Southeastern Connecticut.


From I-95 take exit 81. North on Rte 85 to Salem.
From Hartford, take Rte 2 east, to Rte. 11 south to Witch Meadow Rd exit. East to Rte 85. Right on 85.

To Hartford: 31 miles
To New London: 14 miles
To Boston:116 miles
To Providence: 70 miles
To New York: 128 miles

Town Office Hours

The Salem Town Office, 270 Hartford Road, is open Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

On Thursday, office hours are from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

The office is closed on Friday.

(860) 859-3873

AdvanceCT Town Profile Data Sheet