We are open year-round and to keep you and our staff safe, we require strict compliance with our mask and physically distance policy. Because we are functioning at 40% capacity, you may need to wait outside on our front plaza for up to 15 minutes before entering the museum for your visit.  Please plan accordingly especially during inclement weather. Tickets are sold ONLINE ONLY and we suggest you purchase them before you come to Salem. We look forward to welcoming you to the Salem Witch Museum.


Primary Sources

  • Boyer, Paul and Stephen Nissenbaum. Salem-Village Witchcraft. Boston, MA: Northeastern University Press, 1972.

  • Calef, Robert. More Wonders of the Invisible World: or the Wonders of the Invisible World Displayed. In Five Parts. London, England: Printed for Nath. Hillar, and Joseph Collier, 1700. Accessed June 1, 2019. https://archive.org/

  • Hale, John. A Modest Enquiry into the Nature of Witchcraft. Carlisle, MA: Applewood Books edition. Originally published in 1702.

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Website Sources

Special thanks to: Jim Batchelder; Kelly Daniell of the Peabody Historical Society; Candice Dawes of the Rebecca Nurse Homestead; Sue Goganian of Historic Beverly; Dan Gagnon; Richard Hite; Kathleen Kent; Char Lyons of South Church in Andover; Carol Majahad of the North Andover Historical Society; Elizabeth Peterson of the Witch House; Everett Philbrook of The House of the Seven Gables; Libby Potter of the Samuel Holten House; Marilynne Roach; Kenna Therrien of the Andover Center for History & Culture; Richard Trask of the Danvers Archival Center