Salem Witch Museum

 
When your student, scout, or homeschool group visits the Salem Witch Museum, they'll get a dynamic and a dramatic look at the history of the Salem witch trials of 1692. "Witches: Evolving Perceptions" examines the changing interpretations of the word “witch” over time. Images and figures portray the stereotypical witch and modern day Wiccans. A formula for a witch-hunt and examples complete the exhibit. The museum is open year-round with extended hours in October. Group rates available. Do you believe in witches? Don't answer until you bring your youth group to see Salem’s most visited museum.
 
Translations and museum store available. 
 
 
Contact Info
Address: 19 1/2 Washington Square North, Salem, MA 01970. Essex County. 
 
Tel: 978-744-1692.
 
 
 
Hrs: Open Year Round, Daily 10AM-5PM, July & Aug. 10AM – 7PM. Extended hours in Oct.
 
SCHOOLS
Students will take a step back into 1692 to explore the Salem’s dark past. Events of the Salem Witch Trials come to life with real trial documents, narration, replica clothing, life-size stage sets, and more, providing an immersive historical experience. 
 
Contact Info
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: 5th-12th.
 
Group Size: 10+.
 
Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours.
 
Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-1.5 hours. 
 
Cost: Group rates available. Please contact Merry Ward for more information.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies.
Topics Covered: Colonial America, history, law, language arts, sociology, psychology, religion.
 
SCOUTS
Scout groups are welcome to explore Salem’s dark past through a variety of historical documents and artifacts related to the Witch Trials of 1692 at the Salem Witch Museum.
 
Contact Info
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: 5th-12th.
 
Group Size: 10+.
 
Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours.
 
Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-1.5 hours. 
 
Cost: Group rates available. Please contact Merry Ward for more information.
 
 
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Social Studies. 
 
HOMESCHOOL
Homeschool groups will learn about the 1692 Salem Witch Trials through real trial documents, narration, replica clothing, life-size stage sets, and more. Tours of the museum provide an immersive historical experience, adding depth to homeschool curriculum. 
 
Contact Info
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: 5th-12th.
 
Group Size: 10+.
 
Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours.
 
Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-1.5 hours. 
 
Cost: Group rates available. Please contact Merry Ward for more information.
 
Topics Covered: Colonial America, history, law, language arts, sociology, psychology, religion.
 
LESSON PLAN: Use the Salem Witch Museum's videos at www.salemwitchmuseum.com/videos and www.salemwitchmuseum.com/videos/51 to teach the history of the Salem Witch Trials.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Historic Site Lesson Plan

While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, such as Philadelphia’s Independence Hall or Washington D.C.’s National Mall, consider reasons for preserving them. They are historically significant and can be visited, toured, and admired. Students learn about the historical relevance of specific historical sites and the importance of preserving these sites.... Continue