Follow the history of witches, witchcraft and witch hunts through the ages. Our main presentation is an overview of the events of the Salem Witch Trials of 1692. Witches – Evolving Perceptions is a provocative exhibit which presents the ancient pagan wise woman, the stereotypical witch, modern witchcraft and the phenomenon of witch hunts.
Book Your Group Tour
To book a group tour for 10 people or more, please provide your information in the form below and submit. Or you can also call Merry Ward, Director of Sales, 978-744-1692 or 800-544-1692. Or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. When emailing, please include your name and a contact phone number.
Note – Filling out the form serves as a request to reserve a booking and is not a confirmed reservation. You will be contacted by our Director of Sales to go over available times for the requested date.
The museum is on route 1A - diagonally across from the Common in downtown Salem - Map and Directions are here.
Museum Place Garage - 978.745.8120 (across from Visitors Center). South Harbor Garage - 978-741.2880 (across from Pickering Wharf) MBTA Garage, 252 Bridge St., Salem, MA Designated Motorcoach drop zones are available across the street from the museum, and several designated 1 hour parking spots are across the Salem Common on Washington Square South. The City of Salem ordinance requires coach engines be turned off when parked anywhere in the city. Coach map and regulations available by request.
Open year round.10 am – 5 pm daily; 10 am to 7 pm in July and August.
We are closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day and we close at 3:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.
During the month of January, we typically close for two weeks to maintain the museum. In 2019 we will close on January 7-11 and January 14-18. Please call before coming to visit us should maintenance take longer than anticipated.
Required – Call early to book desired time especially for fall foliage.
If you are a chaperone for a school group, press the link below to see what the trip would consist of.
Length of Stay
Please allow about an hour and fifteen minutes for the visit. Groups must arrive at the museum 15 minutes prior to their scheduled appointment time.
Ten paying people are required to qualify for group rates. 20+ people in group includes a comp for the driver and tour director. We admit one complimentary chaperone for every 10 students (6 – 18 years). Reservations are highly recommended and required for group operators. Call early to book.
Payment by company check, American Express, MasterCard, Visa, Discover, or cash due at time of visit. For companies who send a minimum of 20 tours a year an admission charge account can be established.
The museum presentation is available in French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, Russian, Mandarin & Cantonese with advanced notice.