Salem Witch Museum

Salem, MA

Where are we going?

Salem Witch Museum
13 1st Street
Salem
MA
01970

978 744-1692

What is there to do?

Sometimes in history there are events which become infamous because of the horrors that were a part of it - and the Salem Witch Trials are one of those events. The fascinating Salem Witch Museum takes the kids back to a time in 1692 when twenty innocent people were accused and executed during the Witch Hysteria. It's a museum that will intrigue and educate, but not a museum for the younger kids.

The museum uses life-size figures, as well as lighting and narration to tell the stories of the trials, and of these twenty people. It's a great way for kids to really understand what happened, and how differently thing are today. History really does come to life! 

Live guides will take visitors through changing interpretations of not only the witches, but the truth behind the stereotypes, and even witchcraft practice today. You've heard about witch hunting? At the Salem Witch Museum you can hear all about that frightening phenomenon.

The museum starts from the beginning - who was the first case? How did it all happen? How did it escalate? It not only explains the events of the Salem trials, but also the times in which these accusations occurred. There were lots of stresses in the 17th century, with outbreaks, war, fear and suspicion. IT wasn't particularly a pleasant time to be alive!

It’s a great opportunity for kids to see another side of history - and discuss their thoughts on the events. Do they think they were fair? What would they have done? What would it have been like to live at such a time?

A really eye-opening experience for the family at the Salem Witch Museum. 

How much does it cost?

Adults: $10

Children: $7 (Ages 6 to 14)

Discount: Seniors $8.50

LAST UPDATED 2015

Need a little extra help?

If you do need wheelchair access, give them a call before you arrive to see what they can do for you.

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When can we go?

10am - 5pm daily. 7pm close July and August

All year round. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day.

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Any top tips?

They have group rates too!

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