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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Motor Coach Route Map

Designated Motorcoach Parking

is available across the street from the Museum.

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Group Tour Information

Main Presentation

Follow the history of witches, witchcraft and witch hunts through the ages. Our main presentation is an overview of the events of the Salem Witch Trials of 1692. Witches - Evolving Perceptions is a provocative exhibit which presents the ancient pagan wise woman, the stereotypical witch, modern witchcraft and the phenomenon of witch hunts.

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

Halloween and Haunted Happenings

Salem is famous for Haunted Happenings, a month-long Halloween festival. For this very popular event, we recommend that you contact a receptive tour operator for special Halloween packages. Also, visit HauntedHappenings.org for the latest information and event schedule.

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 - 7 pm in July and August
  • See schedule of extended hours during Salem's Haunted Happenings in October.

Group Policies and Reservations

Need 10 paying people in the group to qualify for group rates. 20+ in group includes comp for driver and tour director. We admit one complimentary chaperone for every 10 students (6-18 years).

Reservations are required. Call early to book desired time, especially during the fall foliage season.

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

Payment Policy

Payment by company check, MasterCard, Visa , Discover, or cash due at time of visit. For companies who send a minimum of 20 tours a year an admission charge account can be established. In case of cancellations, a courtesy call to allow us time to sell the space to others is appreciated.

Comp Policy

School groups: One free Adult per ten Children Adult / Senior Citizens Group: Group Leader and Coach Driver

Multilingual Services

The museum presentation has been translated into French, Japanese, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Mandarin and Cantonese. Translations are available to our groups with advanced notice.

Marketing Aids & Planning Guides

Brochures, and an image disc are available, please contact us for your requirements.