• Salem Witch Museum

    Salem Witch Museum, North Washington Square, Salem, MA, USA .

    The Salem Witch Museum examines one of the most enduring and emotional events in American History, the Salem witch trials of 1692. The museum consists of two presentations. The first provides an immersive look into the events of 1692. Visitors experience the drama of that dark time though thirteen life-size stage sets, figures, lighting and narration as they are witness to the web of lies and intrigue of the Salem witch-hunt.

    Our second exhibit, Witches: Evolving Perceptions, explores the meaning behind the word witch and evolution of the image of the witch over time. This presentation focuses on the European witch trials and the background leading to the Salem witch trials. In addition, this presentation discusses the emergence of the stereotypical witch and the phenomenon of witch-hunting.

    The museum is open year-round, every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day and in January for several weeks as we close to paint, and prepare the museum for the upcoming season. Presentations are offered 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.


    1. The museum presentation depicts tragic history, including a tableau of the Devil, the pressing of Giles Corey and hanging of George Burroughs. These tableaux may not be suitable for all audiences.
    2. We have modified our mask policy. Visitors can choose to mask or not. We will continue to monitor city, state and CDC guidelines and may make changes to this policy as needed.
  • The Witch Dungeon

    16 Lynde St, Salem, MA 01970, USA .

    The mood is set from the moment you enter the Witch Dungeon Museum. You are there - in Salem Village in 1692, and you are guaranteed a unique educational experience with a chill or two. You'll experience the acclaimed performance of a Witch trial adapted from the 1692 historical transcripts. Professional actresses in repertory reenact the electrifying scene. Welcome to Salem Massachusetts, where in the year 1692 something very unusual took place. The Reverend Parris' daughter Betty and Niece Abigail began acting very strangely. 

  • Hocus Pocus House

    318 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970, USA .

    “Max and Dani's House”

    This location is the house of Max and Dani in the movie Hocus Pocus.  Please remember that the home is a private residence and that while the owners are okay with visitors taking pictures from the road, walking onto the lawn or porch is trespassing, so be respectful.

  • Peabody Essex Museum

    Peabody Essex Museum, Essex Street, Salem, MA, USA .

    The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) in Salem, Massachusetts, US, is a successor to the East India Marine Society, established in 1799.[1] It combines the collections of the former Peabody Museum of Salem (which acquired the Society's collection) and the Essex Institute. PEM is one of the oldest continuously operating museums in the United States and holds one of the major collections of Asian art in the United States. Its total holdings include about 1.3 million pieces, as well as twenty-two historic buildings.

    After opening newly expanded spaces in 2019, PEM now ranks in the top 10 North American art museums in terms of gallery square footage, operating budget and endowment. The PEM holds more than 840,000 works of historical and cultural art covering maritime, American, Asian, Oceanic and African art, Asian export art, and two large libraries with over 400,000 books and manuscripts.

  • Salem Commons Park

    N Washington Square, Salem, MA 01970, USA .

     Salem Common, the large, attractive park in the heart of the city, has been public land since Salem's early days. However, a portion of these eight acres was originally swampy area, with several ponds and small hills. The higher ground was used as pasture for goats and cows which were brought out to graze for the day and then returned to their owners at night by the town cowherd.

    Salem Common on Training Day (1808)
    Peabody Essex Museum

    From as early as 1685, the dry part of the common was used also as the designated area where people could practice shooting in order to be prepared for military duty. Needing a place for regular military drills, it was voted in 1714 by the commoners to be "forever kept as a training field for the use of Salem".

    George Ropes Jr.'s painting, Salem Common on Training Day (1808), is a beautiful reminder of Salem's new center of community activity. Annual Training Day brought local militia units from neighboring towns and communities parading in dress uniform through Salem streets to meet at the Common. Memoirs of early Salem residents fondly describe this day of colorful parades, puppet shows, athletic events and socializing.

    In 1801, Salem's Elias Hasket Derby, 2nd, who was a colonel in the militia, raised $2,500 which was used to improve the field conditions. Ponds were filled in, the surface levelled and rows of poplar trees were planted. Unfortunately, all the poplar trees were destroyed in 1815 by a great gale and were replaced with elms a couple of years later.

  • Endicott College

    376 Hale St, Beverly, MA 01915, USA .

    A private co-educational college located in Beverly, MA, near Boston, offering undergraduate, graduate and professional programs.

  • Salem State University

    352 Lafayette St, Salem, MA 01970, USA .

    Our Mission

    As a comprehensive university, Salem State prepares students of diverse backgrounds and interests to achieve their educational and career goals and to contribute to a global society as ethical and engaged community members. As a public university, Salem State also makes critical contributions to civic life, environmental sustainability, and the cultural, social, and economic vitality of the North Shore region.