Founded in 1972, the Salem Witch Museum brings you back to the 1692 hysteria that gripped Salem when over 100 people where tried and convicted of witchcraft, and 19 were hanged and 1 pressed to death.
Visitors are treated to stage sets with life sized figures and narration that provide an overview of the witch trials that lasted from March 1, 1692 to the dissolution of the Court of Oyer and Terminer in October of 1692. In addition, the museum has a new exhibit – “Witches: Evolving Perceptions” that traces the evolution of the word “witch”.
The Salem Witch Museum has also been recognized by the Massachusetts’ Great Places Initiative as one of “1000 Great Places in Massachusetts.”
The Salem Witch Museum participates in Salem’s month-long Haunted Happenings every October with extended hours of operation.
Hours of Operation
The Salem Witch Museum is open daily from 10 AM to 5 PM except July and August when it is open from 10 AM to 7 PM. The museum is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.
Address / Contact InformationSalem Witch Museum
Salem, Massachusetts 01970