Things to do in SALEM with kids

There are certain cities which are just SEEPED in history, and Salem, Massachusetts has to be one of them!

This historic town of course is most known for the 1692 witch trials, and yes…there are PLENTY of attractions for the family to learn all about it! From the Witch History Museum, the Salem Wax Museum, to the Salem Witch Museum….it’s like you just stepped into the history books!

But of course, there is so much more to Salem than that iconic event. You can find history in Phillips House, where you can experience 19th century living. The New England Pirate Museum will introduce you to some famous swashbucklers AND pirate treasure, and the Salem Night Tour can introduce you to the cities…other residents!

Salem also offers water park fun, animal fun, and indoor play, so there are plenty of things to do with kids in this amazing city!

The witch trails in Salem are all but over…but just to be sure…be good kids!

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  • Witch History Museum

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    Salem

    Explore the untold stories of 1692 with live presentations and real life scenes depicting the stories of the trials in Old Salem village.

  • Witch Dungeon Museum

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    Salem

    Experience a live re-enactment of the Salem Witch Trial! Go back in time to 1692 to hear real transcripts from the actual trials, before touring the dungeon!

  • Salem Wax Museum

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    Salem

    This compelling museum is composed of eerily life-like London made wax figures that depict Salems vivid history from its founding in 1626 through the terrifying Hysteria of 1692. Come face to face ...

  • Peabody Essex Museum

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    Salem

    Spend the day surrounded by art and culture in this popular Salem museum, with exhibits, programs and activities!

  • Phillips House

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    Salem

    Experience a glimpse into the private world of the Phillips family with this historic 1821 house in Salem.

  • The New England Pirate Museum

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    Salem

    Relive the swashbuckling adventures of Captains Kidd and Blackbeard, with a walking tour and authentic pirate treasures!

  • The Salem Night Tour

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    Salem

    Learn all about the history of Salem (and it's other residents!) through walking tours....at night!

  • The Salem Witch Walk

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    Salem

    Join real Salem Witches in a tour around Salem, and get the real truth about Witchcraft and magic!

  • Salem Witch Museum

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    Salem

    Step back in time to 1692, to a time when the Witch Trails of Salem were in full force. Fascinating for the older kids, this museum gives the family a dramatic history lesson with life-size figures, ...

  • Salem Maritime National Historic Site

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    (1 miles) Salem

    The Salem Maritime National Historic Site consists of 12 historic structures and about 9 acres of land along the waterfront in Salem, Massachusetts, plus a Visitor Center in downtown Salem.

  • The House of the Seven Gables

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    (1 miles) Salem

    Uncover 359 years of Salem's history at this collection of historic buildings, and museum. A great family historical experience in Massachusetts!

  • Brooksby Farm

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    (4 miles) Peabody

    Plenty of friendly farm animals and a small playground for children under about 5 to enjoy before learning about fruit.

  • CoCo Key Waterpark Boston

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    (7 miles) Danvers

    65,000 square feet of amazing indoor water park fun in Boston for the family day out! Where most days are 84 degrees, CoCo Key Boston is a tropical themed family fun experience!

  • Kings Lynnfield

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    (7 miles) Lynnfield

    Family bowling fun in this retro bowling alley in Massachusetts, with themed nights, great food and great entertainment too!

  • Stone Zoo

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    (11 miles) Stoneham

    Highlights of Stone Zoo's collection include the snow leopards of Himalayan Highlands, bald eagles of Yukon Creek, hornbills and emperor tamarins of Windows to the Wild, and jaguars and cougars of ...

  • The Klubhouse

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    (12 miles) Woburn

    The Klubhouse is an indoor playspace complete with 2 giant bouncies, plasma car racetrack, pirate ship, and castle. Ideal for ages 0-10 yrs.

  • Play Makers Family Enrichment Center

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    (12 miles) Rowley

    Indoor Play Cooking Art Birthday Parties Developmental Play Groups Parent & Caregiver Workshops Mom & Dad Coffee Get Togethers *Meeting Other Parents And Allow The Kids To Make a Mess ...

  • Celebration Kingdom

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    (12 miles) North Reading

    Open gym play and a dedicated indoor play area for those children's birthday parties in Massachusetts!

  • VinKari Safari

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    (13 miles) Woburn

    A fun indoor play and party place in beautiful Massachusetts for toddlers up to those kids aged the big seven!

  • LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston

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    (13 miles) Somerville

    LEGO fun for kids in Boston, taking them into a world where they can use their imagination, enjoy fun activities, workshops and rides too!

  • Boston National Historic Park

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    (13 miles) Boston

    Tells the story of the events that led to the American Revolution and the Navy that kept the nation strong. Junior Ranger packs for kids plus tours and talks.

  • Boston Pizza Tours

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    (14 miles) Boston

    History and food in one with these historic Boston Pizza Tours! These educational walking tours are a great way to experience the city's culture, history and food. A hit with kids!

  • Codzilla

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    (14 miles) Boston

    Get ready for more thrills, more laughs and more speed than you ever imagined as you zip across the ocean at up to 40 miles per hour. Dont worry, though; a ride on Codzilla is as entertaining as it ...

  • New England Aquarium

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    (14 miles) Boston

    Coral reefs, from the Bahamas and the tropical Pacific to Australia. Meet lionfish and stonefish, some of the most poisonous fish in the sea. Great idea for family places to visit if you're looking ...

  • Maritime Gloucester

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    (14 miles) Gloucester

    Features include an aquarium with touch tanks and maritime exhibit gallery with interactive stations plus summer classes and programs aimed at families. Plus go sailing or lobstering!

  • Museum of Science

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    (14 miles) Boston

    Over 700 interactive exhibits perfect for kids in Boston, where their imagination can run wild with science and technology!

  • Boston Childrens Museum

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    (14 miles) Boston

    Loads of great hand-on exhibits to keep kids entertained in Boston - which focus on science, culture, environmental awareness, health and fitness and the arts.

  • On Location Tours

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    (14 miles) Boston

    Take the ultimate tour of Boston with On Location Tours' Boston TV & Movie Sites bus tour or Boston Movie Mile walking tour. Great idea for family places to visit if you're looking for fun things to ...

  • Swan Boats of Boston

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    (14 miles) Boston

    A trip to Boston is not complete without a visit to Swan Boats. These tours have been run by the same family for over a hundred years in the Boston Public Garden, which was the setting for the famous ...

  • Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology

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    (15 miles) Cambridge

    The Peabody Museum is among the oldest archaeological and ethnographic museums in the world where kids can enjoy and learn from one of the finest collections of human cultural history found anywhere. ...

  • Smolak Farms

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    (15 miles) North Andover

    Visit the Smolak Farms, you will find animals such as Baby sheep, llamas, alpacas, golden pheasants, fallow deer, peafowl, goats, zebu cow, swans, rabbits, chickens and so much more!

  • Harvard Museum of Natural History

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    (15 miles) Cambridge

    Explore dinosaurs, hundreds of animals from around the world, rare minerals, meteorites. Check out the 42 ft. Kronosaurus, whale skeletons, and Harvard's world-famous Blaschka 'Glass Flowers'. Don't ...

  • Rock Spot Climbing South Boston

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    (15 miles) South Boston

    Indoor rock climbing fun in South Boston, perfect for kids of all experience levels. Bouldering, parties, camps and more!

  • Boston Duck Tours

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    (15 miles) Boston

    See Boston from a unique WWII style amphibious landing vehicle, with historic commentary around the city then it's into the Charles River!

  • Skywalk Observatory

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    (15 miles) Boston

    Visit the Skywalk Observatory, Boston's only sky-high vantage point for sweeping 360 degree views of Greater Boston and beyond. Let your eyes and ears do the walking as you experience the exclusive ...