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.

*** We typically close for two weeks in January for maintainece and repairs.  In 2018 we will close January 2 - 5 and January 8 - 12.  Please call before coming to visit us should maintenance take longer than anticipated.

Admission and Hours

Adult: $12.00

Senior Citizen: $10.50

Children (6 - 14 years): $9.00

Tickets for the Museum are available at the door. While certain months throughout the year can be busy, we recommend making the Museum one of your first stops when you arrive in Salem.  We do sell tickets for all available presentations throughout each day and those times will be posted by the admissions door.  We look forward to welcoming you to the Salem Witch Museum!

The Salem Witch Museum and Museum Store are open year-round*** 10 am - 5 pm daily; 10 am to 7 pm in July and August.

We offer extended hours in October.

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 2018 we will close on January 2 - 5 and January 8 - 12. Please call before coming to visit us should maintenance take longer than anticipated.

***Please note, during the winter months the museum may close due to inclemet weather.

 Please call for hours of operation before your visit.