Salem Witch Museum

Admission included

"She afflicts me! She comes to me at night and torments me! She's a witch!" The Salem Witch Museum takes you back to 1692 Salem, where these words struck terror into the hearts of townspeople. Dramatic stage sets offer an unforgettable history lesson.

Do you believe in witches? Don't answer until you’ve visited the Salem Witch Museum, located north of Boston. This remarkable museum brings you back to Salem Village as it existed in 1692. Visitors are given a dramatic history lesson using stage sets with life-size figures, lighting and narration. Learn about the word “witch” in the “Witches: Evolving Perception” exhibit, a provocative tour that examines the pagan midwife, the associations that led to the stereotypical “witch” perception, modern witchcraft and the phenomenon of the witch hunt. The presentation is also available in Japanese, French German, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Mandarin and Cantonese.

Hours

Daily, 10:00 am-5:30 pm. Extended hours in July and August.

Closings

Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day. Closes at 3:00 pm on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve. All holiday hours are subject to change without notice.

Getting In

Upon arrival, present your pass at the ticket desk for entry. (October: plan to arrive before noon to secure tickets.)

Reservations

Presentations run on the half hour and are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. In October, tickets to the Salem Witch Museum often sell out early in the day. Although lines move quickly, please plan on arriving by noon to check in at the admission desk and secure tickets.

Address

19 1/2 Washington Square North
Salem, MA 01970
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Driving Directions

The Museum is located on Route 1A across from the Salem Common. From Boston - Rt. 1N (Approx. 30 min. drive) - U.S. Rt. 1N, to Rt. 128 N, to exit 26 (Lowell St.) or Exit 25A (Rt. 114 E,). When you enter Salem, look for signs to Salem Visitor Center. The Museum is located on Rt. 1A N, across from the Salem Common, on route to the Salem Visitor Center.

Public Transportation

Take the T: From Boston by Train (30 Minutes) - Newburyport/Rockport Line from North Station. At the Salem Station, come up to street level, walk down Washington St. Take your second left onto Church St. and walk 2 blocks to the Salem Witch Museum.