Salem Witch Museum

The Salem Witch Museum brings you back to fearful days in the early spring of 1692 when hysterical young girls called out names.  Stage sets with life-size figures, lighting, and narration give a dramatic history lesson.  Learn about the word witch in “Witches—Evolving Perceptions,” a provocative, self-guided tour which examines the pagan midwife, stereotypical witch, modern witchcraft, and the phenomenon of witch hunts.  

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.

Hours: Go Boston Card honored daily, 9:00 am–5:00 pm.  Closed: Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. Closes at 3:00 pm.  on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.  Closed second and third weeks in January.

Directions: From Boston by Train (30 Minutes)- Newburyport/Rockport Line from North Station. When you reach 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.

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.

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  • Salem Witch Museum
  • 19 1/2 Washington Square North
  • Salem, MA 01970
  • 978-744-1692
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