About the Museum
The Salem Witch Museum examines one of the most enduring and emotional events in American History…the Witch Trials of 1692. The main presentation is based on actual trial documents. Visitors experience the drama of that dark time though thirteen life-size stage sets, figures, lighting and a stirring narration as they are witness to the web of lies and intrigue of the Salem Witch Hunt.
In our second exhibit, Witches: Evolving Perceptions, live guides take you through changing interpretations of witches, the truth behind the stereotypes, witchcraft practice today and the frightening phenomenon of witch hunting.
The museum is open year-round***, every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. Presentations are every half-hour from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm, with extended hours in July, August and October. Plan to allow at least one hour for your visit.
For our international visitors, we offer our main presentation in French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Mandarin and Cantonese by request.