April – June: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
July & August: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
September: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
October: Extended hours
November – December: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
January – March: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Both attractions are open 7 days a week.
We are not open Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day or New Years Day.
I absolutely love the salem witch village. I first when there as a girl scout several years ago and have always been fascinated by the stories of the salem "witches". There is so much to do there and also there are several places to get food. Also there is tons of parking so it is really easy to find a place. I think most kids will enjoy this.
I visited there several years ago and was completely thrilled with the entire place! It's like a scene straight out of the history books. Almost nothing is changed and it's really a rush to be where the real thing happened. What an exciting way to learn!
This is a great place to visit during their Halloween Celebration that lasts over a month. Wonderful place for people watching and sightseeing. Lots of interesting shops and great restaurants. Loads of history for the older kids to learn and the little ones will have a ball taking in the sights.
My family didn't enjoy the Village. We walked around and talked, the kids had more fun playing with each other than learning about the history. I did get some good pictures, which is a bonus and keeping up to 3 stars. Maybe it was just us, but we didn't get a whole lot from our visit to Salem.
Traces the history of witchcraft from medieval Europe to modern-day America. The guides are all practicing witches. Burning incense permeates the museum and can be headache-inducing. Even though the displays can be trite at times, the guides are interesting and informative. The only way to describe the experience is “All you wanted to know about witchcraft but were afraid to ask.” Call for a schedule of worshops. If you visit during Halloween (the Celtic New Year), be sure to ask for the Hyteria Pass ticket with the Salem Wax Museum of Witches and Seafarers. CAUTION: Displays can be scary for little ones.
Educational and interesting museum of wax statues from the Salem Witch Trials. It shows how the community devolved into mass hysteria. Also, it showed several young women were wrongfully executed as witches on what perhaps was a prank that got out of control. The subject of witches may be too frightening for young kids but fascinating for older kids (junior high?).