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. The exhibit Witches: Evolving Perceptions explores the evolution of the witch over time, highlighting the European witch trials, emergence of the stereotypical witch, and the phenomenon of witch-hunting.
Group Tour Information
To book a group tour for 15 people or more, please call Merry Ward: Director of Sales. She may be reached by phone at 978-744-1692 or 800-544-1692, or through e-mail: [email protected]. When emailing, please include your name and a contact phone number. By filling out the form below, you can expedite this process.
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. Please check JUNK or SPAM folders for reply if you do receive a reply within the next few business days.
19 1/2 Washington Square N Salem, MA, 01970
Designated Motorcoach drop zones are available across the street from the museum, and several designated one 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 are available by request.
Open year-round from 10AM-5PM daily and 10AM-7PM in July and August.
We are closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. We close at 3:00PM on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.
During the month of January, we typically close for two weeks to maintain the museum. Please call before coming to visit us should maintenance take more than two weeks and for the specific dates of our closure.
Required – Call early to book desired time; especially for fall.
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 fifteen minutes prior to their scheduled appointment time.
Twenty-five paying people are required to qualify for group rates which includes a complimentary ticket for the driver and tour director. We admit one complimentary chaperone for every 10 students (3-18 years). Reservations are required for group tours. Call or e-mail 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, and Cantonese with advanced notice.