There is SO much history in Salem, Massachusetts, then around town there are a number of ways for you to really understand it's past, and one of these is the Salem Wax Museum!
This compelling museum is where you can see eerily life-like London made wax figures that depict all the Salems vivid history, from its founding in 1626 right through the terrifying Hysteria of 1692.
You can come face to face with such notable Salem figures as the famed author of The Scarlet Letter and The House of Seven Gables - Nathaniel Hawthorne - as well as the pirates of New England (did you know there were pirates?!) AND the merciless Witch Trials judge Colonel John Hawthorne.
Kids can even learn about Tituba who was the accused " witch " who helped fuel the hysteria of 1692 - just to name a few!
The Salem Wax Museum, through these lifelike figures, really bring the history to life, and makes it easier for kids to understand the events that took place over the centuries.
It might not be the best place for the smallest of children, but it's certainly a stop that should be made to any trip to Salem!
They are part of Salem Witch Village, so take some time to explore the area afterwards too!
The museum is open during the October Happenings, and it's a pretty special time to visit!
There are plenty of places in the area to grab something to eat before or after your visit, so those tummies won't rumble for long!
The Salem Wax Museum boasts a brand-new museum gift shop and The Salem Witch Village specializes in authentic pagan & Wicca supplies and gifts. Each store also carries ships-in-bottles maritime gifts, New England confectioneries, books, curios, a variety of T-shirts, and magical gifts. Even create your own wax hand and free gravestone rubbing.
Just give them a call to ask about the accessibility, they will be happy to help answer any questions!
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10am open. Close between 5pm and 11pm pending season, so check online for details!
Open year round, closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Years Day
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