Salem Witch Village
Separate the myths from the facts while learning all about the history of witchcraft through the ages, with a visit to the Salem Witch Village. Tours are led by practicing witches. The village also features an indoor maze and eclectic gift shop.
During a guided tour, you’ll find out about historic persecutions (such as the Salem witch trials and the Burning Times in Europe), superstitions and stereotypes, and modern-day witchcraft. A visit to the Salem Witch Village can be easily combined with stops at other popular local attractions, such as the nearby Salem Witch Trials Memorial, Old Burying Point Cemetery, and Peabody Essex Museum. For the best value, snag a combo pass.
Things to Know Before You Go
Haunted houses and specialized tours are available in July, August, and October.
Certain tours in October can be booked in person only.
The on-site gift shop offers souvenirs, New England handicrafts, and pagan and Wiccan supplies.
How to Get There
About 20 miles (32 kilometers) northeast of Boston, the Salem Witch Village is easily reachable via high-speed ferry, bus (450 or 455 from Haymarket), and commuter rail (Ipswich or Rockport train from North Station). If you’re driving, take Route 1 or 3, or Interstate 90 or 93. There are several parking garages within walking distance of the village.
When to Get There
Most of the year, the Salem Witch Village is usually open every day except major American holidays. In January and February, the village is open only on weekends and during school vacation weeks. Check the hours online.
Salem Witch Trials Memorial
Next to the Salem Witch Village, the Salem Witch Trials Memorial is a small park featuring 20 granite benches inscribed with each victim’s name and date of execution. A stone threshold displays each victim’s statement of innocence.
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