Salem Witch Museum

Salem Witch Museum

19 1/2 Washington Square North | Salem, MA 01970

(978) 744-1692

Salem’s most visited Museum presents the events that led to the infamous Salem Witch Trials.

The Salem Witch Museum brings you there, back to Salem 1692. Visitors are given a dramatic history lesson using stage sets with life-size figures, lighting and a narration – an overview of the trials that consumed Salem, Massachusetts.

In our exhibit, Witches: Evolving Perceptions, our guests come away recognizing that the accused witches of 1692 were no different than the Japanese-Americans encamped during World War II and blacklisted Communist of the 1950s. All are challenged to think of Witch-Hunts taking place today.

The museum is open daily, year-round, with presentations every half hour and is offered in English, French, German, Japanese, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Mandarin and Cantonese. We offer extended hours during July, August and during Haunted Happenings our October Halloween Festival. There is a museum store onsite with an extensive collection of books on the trials.


Essex National Heritage Commission

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