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Description
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.
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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.

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

Group Requirements
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 Haunted Happenings

Group Rates
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 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
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.

Click on the image to the right to download the Salem Motor Coach Route Map.
Other
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.
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
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.


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