Salem's Most Visited Museum

Twenty innocent people were put to death
during the Witch Hysteria of 1692.
History made them famous...
we make them real!

Halloween Hours

We will be open until MIDNIGHT on Halloween!

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Bus and Coach Parking, Oct. 2012

Group Tour Information

Salem Witch Museum

Our main presentation takes you back to the events of the Salem Witch Trials of 1692 through life-size stage sets, figures, lighting and a stirring narration. Live guides then take you through our special exhibit on the changing interpretations of witches, the truth behind the stereotypes, witchcraft practice today and the frightening phenomenon of witch hunting.

Do you believe in witches? Don't answer until you visit us.

Evolving Perceptions of Witches

After an historically accurate look at the Salem Witch Trials in our main exhibit, visitors are invited to challenge their beliefs about the word witch. WITCHES: Evolving Perceptions> traces the evolution of the stereotypical witch and presents the beliefs of wicca as they are practiced today. How does a witch-hunt start? An analysis of the components allows visitors to see for themselves how fear can lead to scapegoating. Examples of modern witch-hunts make WITCHES a thought provoking conclusion to a visit to the Salem Witch Museum.

Location Information

The museum is on route 1A - diagonally across from the Common in downtown Salem. See Directions to the museum.

Group Requirements

Groups of 10 paying people or more qualify for group rates. 20+ in group includes comp for driver and escort. We admit one complimentary chaperone for every 10 students (6-18 years). Must have at least 10 in group.

Peak Season and Hours of Operation

Peak season is Spring through Fall.

  • Open year round. Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.
  • Hours: 10 am - 5 pm daily; 10 am, to 7 pm in July and August
  • See schedule of extended hours during Salem Haunted Happenings in October.

Group Policies and Reservations

Groups must arrive at the museum 15 minutes prior to their scheduled appointment time and should allow a total of 1 hour for the visit.

Call early to book desired time especially for fall foliage.

Payment Policy

Payment due at time of visit by company check or cash. For groups who send 20 tours or more a year to us, an admission credit application can be established.

Cancellation

A courtesy call to allow us time to sell the space to others is appreciated.

Comp Policy

20+ in group includes comp for driver and escort

Parking

Motor Coach Route Map
Salem Motor Coach Route Map
(PDF 1.7 MB)
Designated Motorcoach parking is available across the street from the museum. City ordinance requires motorcoach engines be turned off when parked anywhere in the city. Motorcoaches must be in a designated parking spot or subject to $100.00 fine.

Multilingual Services

The museum presentation has been translated into French, Japanese, German, Spanish and Italian and is available to our groups with advanced notice. Chinese is now available in script form.

Marketing Aids & Planning Guides

Slides, brochures, group tour planner for the North of Boston region. E-mail address to make your reservation online.

Miscellaneous