Happy October! Tickets go on sale at midnight for the upcoming day. We are not requiring proof of vaccination at this time however, all visitors MUST still wear masks in all Salem businesses. THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS at this time. CLICK HERE for detailed information on how to visit Salem and the Museum. Please note - Tickets are sold ONLINE and we highly recommend purchasing them before you arrive. Plan carefully and add extra travel time as traffic is VERY HEAVY especially on weekends and the City of Salem strongly urges you to use public transportation. Note that we cannot switch your ticket times and WE DO NOT REFUND IF YOU MISS YOUR PRESENTATION.

Special Events

An Evening with Gregory Maguire

The Salem Witch Museum 19 1/2 Washington Square North, Salem, MA

We are thrilled to announce a very special evening with bestselling author Gregory Maguire! Author of hit novels such as Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, Son of a Witch, and Confessions of an Ugly Step Sister, this exciting event will consist of a talk regarding the inspiration for the...

Free

The Life and Death of John Proctor, 1692 -POSTPONED

The Salem Witch Museum 19 1/2 Washington Square North, Salem, MA

THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED. PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR NEW DATES. ANY TICKETS PURCHASED WILL BE REFUNDED. THANK YOU. Join us for a fascinating lecture given by Peabody Historical Society curator Kelly Daniell. In 1692, John Proctor was 60 years old, was a successful business man, had sired seventeen children by three different wives, and was outspoken about his feelings against the witchcraft hysteria. Now infamous as one of the primary characters in Arthur Miller’s play The Crucible, this lecture provides an interesting window into the real life and untimely death of one of the most well-known figures of the Salem witch trials.

Kelly Daniell joined the Peabody Historical Society staff in early April of 2016. At the PHS, she maintains the extensive decorative arts and research collections, as well as eight historic buildings in the city of Peabody. She lectures regularly on three Salem witch trials families (who lived in modern day Peabody), including the Proctors, Coreys, and Feltons. 

$10.00

Family Reunion Mixer – Postponed

The Salem Witch Museum 19 1/2 Washington Square North, Salem, MA

Can you trace your ancestry to Essex Country, 1692? Stop by our after-dinner mixer for conversation, drinks and desert! Historian Marilynne Roach will be present to answer questions and chat about the Salem witch trials. All are welcome!

$10.00

Halloween Through History

Virtual Event

Why do we tell ghost stories, dress in costume, and trick-or-treat on October 31st? Join Salem Witch Museum Director of Education, Rachel Christ, and Assistant Director of Education, Jill Christiansen, for a spooktacular night of Halloween history! During this hour-long virtual event we will talk about the origins of Halloween, tracing this fascinating holiday through...

$10.00

Stranger than Fiction: Chilling and Thrilling Stories

Virtual Event Once you have purchased a ticket, you will receive a confirmation receipt. The day before the event (October 24), you will receive an email with the Zoom link and password to access the virtual event room.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT!   Ghost stories have been associated with Halloween celebrations for hundreds of years. If you have ever visited Salem, you will know this city is home to many, many spooky stories- some based in real historical events, and some not. Join Salem Witch Museum Assistant Director of Education,...

Race and the Salem Witch Trials

Virtual Event

Many are already aware one of the first people to be accused of witchcraft in 1692 was a woman of color, a slave named Tituba Indian. However, race deeply informed many other aspects of the 1692 trials and has dramatically contributed to the public memory of this event over time. Led by our Director and...

The Life and Death of John Proctor

Virtual Event

Join us for an afternoon virtual lecture given by Peabody Historical Society curator Kelly Daniell. In 1692, John Proctor was 60 years old, was a successful business man, had sired seventeen children by three different wives, and was outspoken about his feelings against the witchcraft hysteria. Now infamous as one of the primary characters in...

$10

Hidden History: Japanese Internment and Other Asian American Witch Hunts

Virtual Event

Our museum’s mission is to be the voice of the innocent victims of the Salem witch trials of 1692 while also bringing awareness to how the lessons and patterns of historic witch hunts relate to society today. In our exhibit, Witches: Evolving Perceptions, we present a formula that can be used to describe the pattern...

The Not So Good Life of the Colonial Goodwife

Virtual Event

Binge-watch Vikings, Turn, or Frontier, and you’ll see people being disemboweled, tortured, and decapitated – but you won’t see anything about menstruation, chamber pots, birth control, breastfeeding, or poopy babies. It’s 2021! Even though Google cars have been invented and women won the vote 101 years ago, these “unsanitary” subjects still make people uncomfortable and...

$15.00