Explore the Witch Trials of 1692, one of the most stirring and emotional events in American History, at the Salem Witch Museum.

Salem Witch Museum 2006 By Rolf Müller (photograph taken by the author) [GFDL or CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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Tips for Visiting the Salem Witch Museum

  • Get to the museum early in the day--presentations are run on the half hour and are offered on a first-come, first-serve  basis. Get there right when they open at 10:00 am.
  • In October, tickets to the Salem Witch Museum often sell out early, so plan ahead, October is a fun time to visit as Salem draws lots of visitors and plays host to all of the Haunted Happenings events.
  • Get in the spirit and read up on what the hysteria was like before visiting by reading the famed novel, The Crucible, by Arthur Miller.
  • If you come in costume, please note that guests are not allowed to bring in any weapons, real or fake.
  • Pack snacks for your party. You'll be glad to have them if you end up waiting in line to get in.
  • Don't pay full price. Save with a Go Boston Card All-Inclusive Pass or Build Your Own savings pass.

When to Visit

October is the most festive time to visit the Salem Witch Museum, when the city comes alive for all of the Halloween events and happenings. However, other times of the year have the appeal of less crowds and shorter lines. For a happy-medium, visit early in October and keep in mind that the closer it gets to Halloween, the busier the town of Salem gets. Arrive early to get your tickets right when the museum opens at 10:00 am to ensure you get the best options for museum presentation times.

What to Do There

Learn all about the city of Salem and the Salem Witch Trials in this informative and entertaining guided walk through history.

Exhibit 1 - The Main Presentation

Visitors will get to experience the drama of Salem's eerie past  while acting as witnesses to the Salem Witch Hunt while reviewing actual trial documents.

Exhibit 2 - Witches: Evolving Perceptions

Museum guides will walk you through the changing public opinions and interpretations of witches, stereotypes of the times, witchcraft practice today, and the frightening phenomenon of witch hunting.

Statue of Roger Conant

Don't miss the iconic statue in front of the museum is of Roger Conant, founder of Salem. Despite popular confusion, he was not a participant of the Salem Witch Trials--he just liked to wear a hat and cloak.

Nearby Attractions

If you're visiting in October, be sure to check out some of the Haunted Happenings going on in Salem to get into the Halloween spirit. Explore Boston - Check out some of the sites and popular things to do in nearby Boston and save when you visit attractions in both Salem and Boston. Haunted Footsteps Ghost Tour - Explore Salem and learn about its spooky history on a captivating and informative walking tour led by a 'spirited' guide... This 90-minute stroll delves into tales of documented paranormal activity, chilling cemeteries, Colonial witchcraft, Victorian murder, and more in about 1.5 miles. Peabody Essex Museum - Head to the Peabody Essex Museum, home to a magnificent permanent collection of one million works dating back to 1799, when sea captains would bring home natural and artificial artifacts from their travels overseas.

Places to Eat Nearby

Atrium Cafe at the Peabody Essex Museum - Plan  your visit to the Peabody Essex Museum around mealtime for a convenient dining option in a beautiful setting. (Admission to museum not required to dine.) Finz - For upscale-casual seafood with an ocean view, head to Finz on Wharf Street. Try the buffalo calamari or order up some fresh, local Oysters. Black Lobster - For a fun patio environment and classic, affordable New England seafood, head to Black Lobster on Bridge Street. The Flying Saucer - For creative takes on the Italian classic (pizza), head to the flying saucer. Order a pint of locally brewed Far From the Tree Hard Cider to complement your pie.

Need to Know


  • Daily, 10:00 am-5:30 pm
  • Closings: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day, and second and third week in January. Early close on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve at 3:00 pm.

Directions & Address

19-1/2 Washington Square North Salem, MA 01970 More info: check online for the most up-to-date information.

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