Salem Attractions

4-D Haunted Adventure at Salem Time Machine

  • Ten Scenes of Olde Salem. 3-D Glasses. Black-Lights. Audio. NO ACTORS. Save with Ghost Tour.


    • Derby Street
  • Take a twirl on a midway ride or try your hand at a game. Open daily October 14-November 1. 3p.m. on weekdays and 1 p.m. on weekends


  • Find out the whole truth about your two most pressing Salem questions: What is THE HISTORY OF HALLOWEEN and what really happened in THE TRUE 1692? These two great 3D short films will entertain and inform you at CinemaSalem.

Count Orlok’s Nightmare Gallery

  • With continuous yearly additions, this UNIQUE Cinematic Wax Museum is like no other Salem Attraction! Boasting over 50 life-sized professionally made characters by over 35 Hollywood Special Effects Artists!  SPECIAL GUESTS IN OCTOBER!  TOP RATED on Tripadvisor.

History Alive! Proudly presents the 24th season of Cry Innocent: The People vs. Bridget Bishop

  • The year is 1692. Bridget Bishop is accused of witchcraft and you are on the Puritan jury. Hear the testimony. Cross-examine the witnesses. Decide the outcome. Live, interactive, critically-acclaimed. Play your part in history!

Fountain Stage

  • Free live music on October weekends and Halloween. Presented by The Gathering at Salem.

Gallows Hill Museum/Theatre

  • Join us at Gallows Hill this October for a full moth of shows, activities and events, including outdoor entertainment and face painting on weekends. Visit our website for info and tickets.

    Gallows Hill Museum/Theatre Main Show: Don’t miss our five star rated witchcraft & Ghost Experience! Running daily in October.

    Ghosts & Legends Trolley: Board the Ghosts & Legends Trolley and get ready for a frightening, amusing, and entertaining ride! Our sinister guide takes you on a journey through the darkened streets of Salem to hear stories of witches, ghosts, murder and more.

    Tales & Ales: Sir Arthur Hennessey recounts two chilling tales of ghosts and madness in our intimate theatre setting. Sameple three kinds of local ales before the presentation. New tales (and ales) this year! 21+Combo tickets available.

    Professor Wunders School of Magic: A live, interactive event for the whole family with magic, fun, audience participation and special effects! 40 min.

    Rory Raven’s Magic Lantern Tour:  Filled with history, ghosts & murder, this tour stands out from the crowd using "magic lantern effects" that bring the stories to life.  Enjoy a flute of champagne before each tour, toasting the departed! Tour is limited to 45 people!

    The Legendary History of Salem Tour. Discover Salem's vast history with author/historian Rory Raven. Complimentary Salem souvenir included!

Salem Haunted Magic Show

  • A live 75 minute show filled with a unique blend of inconceivalbe stunts, bizarre demonstrations, dark comedy, and audience participation. Classic magic weird sideshow stunts, hypnotic mind reading and disturbing ghostly illlusions.

Salem Wax Museum and its Haunted Neighborhood

  • Celebrating over 20 years, an open gallery of notable figures of 1692 depicted by London-made figures. Boost a brand new gift shop. Muliple attraction discount available at the Haunted Neighborhood. Open daily.


    Salem Wax Museum of Witches & Seafarers Salem’s Original. Come Face to face with notable figures of 1692 depicted by life like London made wax figures.


    Salem Witch Village A mystical journey led by practicing witches separating the myths and reality of witchcraft in the ancient and modern world.


    Haunted Witch Village Salem’s largest Haunted House. After the Witches leave the Village the darker side of our maze comes alive and scares all who dare!


    Frankenstein’s Castle Voted Salem’s best Haunted House. Step into the dungeon and enter the notorious chambers of Dr. Frankenstein.


    The Candlelit Ghostly Tour A walking tour through the streets of Historic Salem’s most haunted houses. Learn the history and horror of the Witch City.


    Within the Witching Hour A live spell casting presentation by a practicing witch that takes you through all the steps of creating a magical circle for you to release your own spell.


    Graveyard Walking Tour Take a closer look at the second oldest cemetery in the country, The Charter Street Burying Point, and the legendary figures who are buried there!

Historic New England’s Phillips House

  • Visit the Phillips House and learn about five generations of life in Salem.


    Secure the Shadow: Victorian Photography: Thursday, October 27th, 7:00 pm-8:30 pm.

    Join us for an illustrated lecture on Victorian photography from the moment of death and beyond.

The House of the Seven Gables

  • Visit a historic treasure. Admission includes guided tours, Nathaniel Hawthorne's birthplace, gardens and museum store. Walk the halls and hear the history of one of America's most famous houses. Continuous tours daily 10 am-7 pm; 6pm Halloween night.

    Special October Events on October 7,8,9,14,15,21,22,28 and 29 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm. October 31st 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm.

    Legacy of the Hanging Judge: Relive the events of the infamous Salem Witch Trials, played out in Nathaniel Hawthorne's Birthplace. Encounter the tormented, the accused and their accusers in this captivating theatrical experience.

    Spirits of the Gables: Guilt! Greed! Revenge! Enter the world of Nathaniel Hawthorne's burdened characters from his classic The House of the Seven Gables; as they haunt the hallways of their eerie mansion.

    Living History Labs: Saturdays and Sundays in October 10:30 am - 1:00 pm, and 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm.

New England Pirate Museum

  • Features a guided tour where you will visit a re-created dock side village, cave and pirate ship and experience the adventures of New England’s sea-robbers. Save $8.00 per person with a combination ticket to Witch Dungeon Museum, Witch History Museum and Pirate Museum. Open 7 days a week 10am-5pm.

    Extended Hours for October 2016:

    Sat Oct 8: 10AM - 6PM: Fri, Oct 14: 10AM - 6 PM
    Sat, Oct:15: 10 AM - 8 PM: Sun, Oct 16: 10AM - 6PM
    Fri, Oct 21: 10 AM - 7 PM: Sat, Oct 22: 10AM - 9PM
    Sun, Oct 23: 10AM - 6 PM: Fri, Oct 28: 10AM - 9PM
    Sat, Oct 29: 10 AM - 9PM: Sun, Oct 30: 10 AM - 9PM
    Mon, Oct 31: 10 AM - 9PM

Peabody Essex Museum

    • 161 Essex Street
  • PEM features unrivaled collections from New England and around the world, special exhibitions, and historic properties, including an 18th-century Chinese mechant's home.

    American Impressionist: Childe Hassam and the Isles of Shoals at the PEM: Open Tuesday-Sunday and Columbus Day, 10:00am-5:00pm. Featuring more than 40 oil paintings and watercolors from the late 1880's to 1912, a celebrated island garden with its gem-like flowers, dense thickets of bayberry wedged in granite crags, and the dark ocean braking against rocks and swirling in tidal pools.

    PEM/PM-Interstellar: Thursday, October 20, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Celebrate the moon after hours at PEM! Listen in on discussions about the importance of the moon and interact with minerals found on the moon. From the race to make a base on the moon to cheese and werewolves, this lunar celebration is sure to be out of this world!

    Lunar Attraction at the PEM: Open Tuesday -Sunday and Columbus Day, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. Featuring artworks and interactives that explore the longstanding fascination and connection with the moon. Explore the myths about the psychological effects of a full moon to the gravitational pull that controls Earth's tides and the 21st-century international race to build a base on the moon.

Salem in 1630: Pioneer Village

  • Pioneer Village is America's first living history museum. The village features examples of colonial architecture: dugouts, wigwams, thatached roof cottages, theGovernor's Faire House, culinary and medicinal gardens and a blacksmith's forge.

    Lanterns in the Village: Friday, October, 7th 6:30 pm-9:30pm.

    Enjoy a jack-o-latern display at Pioneer Village with tales told by period characters. Family Friendly. Adults $7; Children $4; Family (4+) $20. Fundraiser for Collins Middle School, Salem.

Salem Witch Museum

  • The Salem Witch Museum presents one of the most tragic and enduring events in American history... The Witch Hysteria of 1692. Interest in what happened 300 years ago remains high and in fact keeps growing.

    Our exhibit: Witches: Evolving Perceptions traces the myths of this mysterious religion. From midwives and healers to witch hunts and Wiccans. Do you believe in witches? Don’t answer until you see Salem’s Most Visited Museum.

    Visit our YouTube Channel for the latest episode of Witch Trials Weekly, a video blog highlighting the events that took place each week during 1692!

    Hours: Open daily, year round: 10:00am-5:00pm

    October Extended Hours:
    10:00am-7pm  October 4, 12, 18, 25
    10:00am-10pm  October 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17
    10:00am-Midnight  October 23, 24, 25, Halloween

Salem Witch Trials Memorial

  • Symbolically located behind the Old Burying Point, this is a somber place of remembrance for those condemned in 1692. The Memorial underwent a complete restoration in 2012.

Witch Dungeon Museum

  • An award winning live re-enactment of a 1692 witch trial plus a guided tour through the dungeon. Save $8.00 per person with a combination ticket to Witch Dungeon Museum, Witch History Museum and
    Pirate Museum.Open 7 days a week 10am-5pm.

    Extended hours for October 2016:

    Sat Oct 8: 10AM - 6PM: Fri, Oct 14: 10AM - 6 PM
    Sat, Oct:15: 10 AM - 8 PM: Sun, Oct 16: 10AM - 6PM
    Fri, Oct 21: 10 AM - 7 PM: Sat, Oct 22: 10AM - 9PM
    Sun, Oct 23: 10AM - 6 PM: Fri, Oct 28: 10AM - 9PM
    Sat, Oct 29: 10 AM - 9PM: Sun, Oct 30: 10 AM - 9PM
    Mon, Oct 31: 10 AM - 9PM

Witch History Museum

  • The stories of 1692 are told through a historically accurate live presentation and a guided tour downstairs featuring 15 life size scenes. Save $8.00 per person with combination ticket to Witch Dungeon Museum, Witch History Museum and Pirate Museum. Open 7 days a week 10am-5pm.

    Extended Hours for October 2016:

    Sat Oct 8: 10AM - 6PM: Fri, Oct 14: 10AM - 6 PM
    Sat, Oct:15: 10 AM - 8 PM: Sun, Oct 16: 10AM - 6PM
    Fri, Oct 21: 10 AM - 7 PM: Sat, Oct 22: 10AM - 9PM
    Sun, Oct 23: 10AM - 6 PM: Fri, Oct 28: 10AM - 9PM
    Sat, Oct 29: 10 AM - 9PM: Sun, Oct 30: 10 AM - 9PM
    Mon, Oct 31: 10 AM - 9PM

Witch House

  • The 17th Century home of Witchcraft Trials Judge Jonathan Corwin. Salem’s only remaining structure with direct ties to the tragic events of 1692. Explore architecture, furnishings and lifestyle of the Corwin
    family. Also trial history, strange remedies and superstition in early colonial Salem.

    Open daily 10-5. Some extended hours in October.


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Arts After Hours presents “Silence! The Musical”

  • A hilarious parady based on the Academy Award winning film. By Jon and Al Kaplan and Hunter Bell.

    October 7-30th. (Thursd-Sat 8pm, Sun 4pm).

Discover Gloucester

  • Go just north of Salem for 60+ restaurants with the freshest seafood; whale watching, schooner and harbor tours; art, culture, music & fun every night & day of the week!


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Haunted Houses Return to Top

4-D Haunted House at Salem Time Machine

  • Live actors. Scary. Scenes from Olde Salem. 3-D glasses. Black lights. Save with Ghost Tour.

Chambers of Terror

    • 57 Wharf Street
      Salem, MA 01970
  • Salem's only TRULY SCARY Haunted House! Always #1 for FRIGHTFUL FUN! Open Daily.

Frankenstein’s Castle

  • Voted Salem's best haunted house. Step into the notorious dungeon of Dr. Frankenstein. Multipel attraction discounts. Open daily.

Haunted Witch Village

  • Longest running haunted house in Salem comes alive. Multiple attraction discounts. Open nights and weekends.


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Annual Psychic Fair and Witchcraft Expo

  • Explore your future with a psychic reading at Salem's largest Psychic fair. Tarot, Palms, Mediums!

Crow Haven Corner Psychic Fair

  • Crow Haven Corner, Salem's oldest Witch Shop, invites you to our Psychic Faire! Specializing in Tarot, palmistry, and mediumship! Lorelei, the Love Clairvoyant, will be offering readings and magical rituals!

Lady Irene & Company

    • 102 Wharf Street
      Salem, MA 01970
  • Lady Irene, third generation Greek Psychic. Medium & coffee reader. Stop in for a profound experience.

Leanne Marrama at Hex

  • Salem Witch Leanne Marrama is a powerful psychic and medium. Vist her at Hex: Old World Witchery.

Omen: Psychic Parlor & Witchcraft Emporium

  • Discover your destiny with psychics who specialize in tarot, mediumship, and palmistry! Séances throughout October!


Tours Return to Top

AM Coffee Walk

  • Daily in October. Perfect way to start your stay! History/culinary/cultural scene overview. Complimentary coffee/tea, seet, spice tasting. Five-Star rating Trip Advisor.

Bewitched After Dark Walking Tours

  • "Best Tour in Salem!"Fun & informative tours led by local Salem historians. Advance purchase purchase suggested.

Black Cat Tours

  • Salem's most fun, captivating, and chilling tour experience! Feel the history of our city come alive through our storytellers,and learn its eerie secrets! Please see our website for directions.

Candlelit Ghostly Walking Tours

  • A guided journey through Salem by candlelight visiting many haunted locations. Discuss the history of the buildings spirit activity and learn the best methods of ghost photography. Combination Tickets available. Extended hours in October.

Ghost Tours at Salem Time Machine

  • Walk Salem's Historic District with costumed guide. Hear stories of Salem's past. Save with Haunts.

Ghosts and Legends Trolley Tour

  • Tues-Sunday Evenings. Our sinister and comical guide takes you on a journey through the darkened streets of Salem. Hear haunting tales from Salem's history and discover haunted places along the way. Frightening, amusing, and entertaining! Combo Tickets Available. 50 minutes.

Haunted Footsteps

  • Join the city's original tour company on a nightly 90-minute lantern-lit stroll as costumed guides resurrect Salem's deliciously dark haunted history and supernatural tales. Daily at 7:00pm and 8:00pm.

Mahi Mahi Cruises & Events

  • Cruising daily from downtown Salem. Home of Grandma's Spiked Hot Apple Cider! Full Bar & Fresh Eats on all cruises. Schedule, tickets & latest info online, or give us a call!  Reservations strongely recommended.

    Haunted Harbor Cruises: This 75 minute experience crams in face painting, Tarot reading, spooky photo ops and live stories of local pirates, haunted islands & living monsters who wreak havoc on ships to this day! All while cruising by the local shore lines and Misery Island.
    5 Lighthouse & Foliage Cruise: A truly special 1.5 hour narrated sightseeing adventure that explores all that we have to offer. Discover breathtaking sights, marine life, historic lore, local info and endless jaw dropping real estate!

    Halloween Boo!s Cruise: Grab your friends and dont forget your costumes! DJ Snow keeps the party going. Dress casually. Dress to impress. Prizes Awarded! 2 hours . 21+ Reervations strongly recommended.

Rory Raven’s Magic Lantern Tour (at Gallows Hill Theatre)

  • Using "magic lantern effects" to project images, this tour stands out by bringing stories of witches, ghosts & history to life! Enjoy a flute of CHAMPAGNE before each tour; the flute is yours to keep. Combo tickets available. 7 pm |Oct. 1, 7-9, 13-16, 20, 22-23, 27-30.

Salem Historical Tours, Inc.

  • Salem’s premiere professional tour company provides daily themed walking tours. Daily tours include: Salem 101, Cemetary 101, TV & Movie Tours, 1692 Witchcraft Walk, and the original Haunted Footsepts Ghost Tour. Combination tickets available.

Salem Morning Stroll/History Tour

    • 190 Essex Street
      Salem, MA 01970
  • Experience historic Salem, 1692, its graveyards and compelling stories. 11:30am & 2:00pm

Salem Night Tours

  • Salem's nightly "Haunt and History Tour". Join the adventure every night at 8pm. Our licensed guides lead you through legends, history, and the infamous hysteria of 1692.

Salem Trolley

  • Ride the Red Trolley! Established 1982.  Salem’s Original Trolley.  One-hour narrated historical tour, with same day shuttle service. Tickets available online. Reservations required.

    Special Evening Tour: Tales & Tombstones (Friday - Sunday) Visit scenes of Salem's haunting past and of long forgotten underground passageways, ghost ships and haunted islands.

Salem Witch Walk

  • Join true Salem Witches and discover your own magic as you’re blessed in a magic circle, visit enchanting locations throughout the city, and learn the truth about spells, voodoo dolls, potions, and more! 3pm, 5pm, 7pm, & 9pm.

Sinister Stories of Salem/Seance

  • Space is limited, a unique storytelling tour ending with a Seance gallery (mediumship).

The Legendary History of Salem Tour at Gallows Hill

  • Discover Salem's history, (Witch Trials, shipping industry and more) with author/historian Rory Raven. Souvenir included! Departs from Gallows Hill Theatre.

Witch City Walking Tours

  • Salem's best tour! 90 minutes , lantern-lit tour through cobblestone streets, including history, hauntings, witchcraft and architecture. Family friendly! Meet at stairs OldTown Hall. Call for reservations.


Films Return to Top

Salem Witch Hunt: Examine the Evidence

  • Learn about true causes and events behind Salem's witchcraft hysteria through our Salem Witch Hunt film (35 min.) featuring re-enactors at actual 1692 locations and the Myths & Misconceptions Walking Tour (45 min).

Spirit of Salem

  • A great introduction to the incredibly rich and interesting history of Salem. Shown daily at 5:30pm.

The True 1692

  • A 3D film which tells the true story of the Salem Witchcraft Hysteria of 1692. Daily at 2:00pm & 6:30pm.


Spiritual Growth Return to Top

The Salem Center for Past Life Regression

  • Ever sensed you’ve lived another life before this one? Understanding past lives can be key to personal transformation. Guided by a trained Past Life Regression Therapist, discover your deepest self.


Places of Worship Return to Top

The Temple of Nine Wells - ATC

  • Celebration of the Witches Wheel of the Year. Blessed Be.


Education Return to Top

Salem State University

  • As the comprehensive university of the North Shore, Salem State offers undergraduate and graduate programs to students during the day, evening or weekend hours, including many certificate and online/hybrid courses.