History by the Sea Candle Collection 

 A collaboration with 
Herbal Candle Co., the History by the Sea candle collection captures the essence of historic Salem, Massachusetts. Each candle is hand poured using soy wax and all-natural essential oils, inspired by the "witch city." A brief history of the inspiration behind each scent can be found on the label.

A portion of sales are donated to Historic Salem, Inc. to support historic preservation.

October in Salem
patchouli, clove, cinnamon bark, chamomile, and balsam fir needle

Old Burying Point
clove, cedarwood, frankincense, patchouli, line, tea tree, lavender, anise, and cinnamon bark

Salem Willows
vetiver, lemon, myrrh, ylang ylang, lavender, and tea tree

Winter Island
sandalwood, cedar wood, vanilla, orange, and lime

Salem Common
patchouli, orange, cedarwood, lemon, and anise

Pioneer Village
cinnamon leaf, rose, orange, and pine

The Witch House
bay, sage, chamomile, and pine

Christmas in Salem
clove, orange, and cinnamon

Salem's Oldest Businesses - Salem, Massachusetts

Salem, MA, USA

Essex Street, c. 1920
Salem State University Archives and Special Collections

Salem has long been a shopping and dinning destination. During the Great Age of Sail, Salem was a center of trade and access to foreign goods. In the 20th century, the city was home to the area's destination stores, attracting shoppers from Boston and throughout the North Shore to Salem's downtown. Although department stores have moved out of the city in favor of area shopping malls, multiple 19th century businesses and restaurants are still a mainstay in Salem. This list focuses on public facing businesses and restaurants that have provide goods or services for over 50 years.

  1. Ye Old Pepper Candy Companie, 1806
  2. Eastern Bank, 1818 (Formerly Salem Savings Bank)
  3. J. J. Welch, 1852
  4. Salem Five Cents Savings Bank, 1855
  5. O'Rourke Brothers Memorials, 1890
  6. Waters & Brown, 1895
  7. E.W. Hobbs, 1897
  8. Soucy Insurance, 1907
  9. Thomas Mackey and Sons, 1907
  10. Salem Lowe, 1912
  11. Winer Brothers Hardware, 1919
  12. Hawthorne Hotel, 1925
  13. Puleo's Dairy, 1928
  14. John J. Walsh Insurance Agency, 1929
  15. Walyo's Variety Store, c. 1930
  16. Steve's Market, 1932
  17. Gardner Mattress, 1933
  18. Bunghole Liquors, 1933
  19. Bertini's Restaurant, 1943
  20. F.W. Webb, 1944 (Salem Location)
  21. Red's Sandwich Shop, 1945
  22. Gagnon Shoe Repair, c. 1945 (Removed to Beverly, 2021)
  23. Dairy Witch Ice Cream, 1952
  24. Coon's Card and Gift Shop, 1953
  25. Dotty & Ray's, 1958
  26. Eaton Apothecary, 1958
  27. Tri City Sales, 1959
  28. Dube's Seafood, 1961
  29. Mandee's Pizza, 1962
  30. The Daniels House Bed and Breakfast, 1962
  31. Ziggy & Sons' Donuts, 1964
  32. Bill & Bob's Roast Beef, 1969

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