Follow the history of witches, witchcraft and witch hunts through the ages. Our
main presentation takes you back to the events of the Salem Witch Trials of 1692.
Special Exhibit WITCHES: Evolving Perceptions - a provocative exhibit
which examines the stereotypical witch, aspects of witchcraft in the 17th century,
modern witchcraft and the phenomenon of witch hunts. Do you believe in witches?
Don't answer until you visit us.
EXHIBIT: “WITCHES: Evolving Perceptions” OPENED JULY 1999
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.
The museum is on route 1A - diagonally across from the Common in downtown Salem.
See Directions to the museum.
Need 10 paying people in the group to 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
Call for schedule of extended hours during Salem
Group rates are available.
|Group Policies and Reservations
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
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
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
Click on the image to the right to download the Salem Motor Coach Route Map.
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.
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.
Salem is famous for Haunted
Happenings, a 24-day Halloween festival. For this very popular event we recommend that
you contact a receptive tour operator for special Halloween packages.