Don't miss out! Get the best events & activities in your inbox weekly...
Home > Events > Exhibits > The Salem Witch Trials Exhibit at PEM
Submit Event View Newsletter

The Salem Witch Trials Exhibit at PEM

Report Error
Email It
Write a Review
Venue:Peabody Essex Museum (PEM)
Dates:Sunday, January 31, 2021 - Sunday, April 4, 2021
Hours:The museum is open Thursday - Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm.
Ages:Kids, Teens, Adults
Cost:$$ see below
the salem witch trials exhibit at pem photoTimed tickets are required for this exhibition. Please visit and after selecting General Admission, make sure to add your desired exhibition(s) to your visit.

The Salem witch trials threatened the very core of the early Massachusetts Bay Colony. The extraordinary hysteria involved more than 400 people and led to the deaths of 25 innocents men, women and children between June 1692 and March 1693.

Explore rarely-exhibited original witch trial documents from PEM's Phillips Library collection and learn the true story of this tragedy as told through the voices and with the possessions of those directly involved.

Many unfounded theories about the Salem witch trials, from poisoning by rotten bread to property disputes to an outbreak of encephalitis, still persist to this day.

The panic grew from a society threatened by nearby war and a malfunctioning judicial system in a setting rife with religious conflict and blatant intolerance.

For more than 300 years since, the complex drama of the witch trials and its themes of injustice and the frailties of human nature has fascinated us.

COST↑ top

Purchase Timed Ticket | Adults $20, seniors (65 and over) $18, students (with ID) $12, youth (16 and under) and Salem residents free



East India Square, Salem, MA, 01970 map
Phone: 978-745-9500


Info changes frequently. We cannot warrant it. Verify with The Salem Witch Trials Exhibit at PEM before making the trek. If you find an error, please report it...
Report Error
Popular Resources
Boston with Kids
Free Things to Do
Family & Kids Events
Mass RMV - DMV
Boston Birthday Parties
Boston Museums
Rose Kennedy Greenway
Boston Aquarium
Boston Massachusetts
Boston Bowling
Boston Haymarket
Boston Whale Watching