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Salem Witch Museum
Salem Witch Museum

Salem Witch Museum

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19 1/2 Washington Sq, Salem, Massachusetts

The Basics

Enjoy two distinct presentations at the museum. Experience the drama of the events surrounding the trials through a self-guided tour of 13 stage sets, complete with figures, lighting, and narration. An additional staff-guided presentation explores the evolution of witchcraft and witch hunts over the years.

Many travelers combine a visit to the Salem Witch Museum with stops at other sites related to the witch trials, such as the Salem Witch Trials Memorial and the Old Burying Point Cemetery. Certain Boston sightseeing passes include the museum.

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Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Salem Witch Museum is accessible to wheelchairs.

  • Besides English, presentations are available in Spanish, French, Italian, German, Russian, and Mandarin.

  • There’s a gift shop on-site.

  • Museum visitors usually receive a discount card good at a number of attractions in Salem and Boston.

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How to Get There

Located in Salem, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) northeast of Boston, the museum is reachable by high-speed ferry, bus (450 or 455 from Haymarket), and commuter rail (Ipswich or Rockport train from North Station). By car, take Route 1 or 3, or Interstate 90 or 93. Several parking garages are within walking distance of the museum.

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When to Get There

The Salem Witch Museum is typically open daily (except for holidays like Thanksgiving, and two weeks of maintenance in January), with extended hours in July, August, and October. October is the busiest month to visit—book your ticket in advance.

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Salem Heritage Trail

The Salem Heritage Trail (aka the Salem Red Line) offers three different loop trails covering more than 100 different attractions. Highlights include the House of the Seven Gables, the Witch History Museum, the Salem Maritime Historic Site, and the Peabody Essex Museum.

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