Salem Wax Museum Of Witches & SeaFarers
Other Ideas: Old Sturbridge Village; Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA); EcoTarium (CLOSING FOR FALL/WINTER SEPT. 4); Old State House Museum
The Museum houses eerily life-like, London-made wax figures that depict Salem's vivid history from its founding in 1626 through the terrifying Hysteria of 1692. You'll come face to face with such notable Salem figures as the famed author of The Scarlet Letter and The House of Seven Gables - Nathaniel Hawthorne, the pirates of New England, the merciless Witch Trials judge - Colonel John Hathorne, and Tituba the accused 'witch' who helped fuel the hysteria of 1692 - just to name a few!
A separate hands-on activity areaofers visitors the chance to create their own souvenirs. Try a hand at gravestone rubbing from reproduction stones, practice the art of know tying as done by sailors of yesterday and today, visit a reproduction cell of the Salem jail of 1692 or pose as a pirate on the high seas!
Open 7 days a weeK
January through March: 11a.m. - 4p.m.
April through June: 10a.m. - 6p.m.
July & August: 10a.m. - 9p.m.
September: 10a.m. - 6p.m.
October: Extended hours
November & December: 10 a.m. - 5p.m. The Salem Wax Museum is open all year round, except for Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Years Day.
Adults: $8; Children 6-13/Seniors $6; Kids 5 and under enter free everyday
288 Derby Street, Salem, MA, 01970 map
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