Attractions

Heathers the Musical

  • Based on the classic 1989 film, Westerberg High is ruled by a shoulder-padded, scrunchie-wearing junta:  Heather, Heather and Heather, the hottest and cruelest girls in all of Ohio.  But misfit Veronica Sawyer rejects their evil regime for a new boyfriend, the dark and sexy stranger J.D., who plans to put the Heathers in their place – six feet under.

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.

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).

Carnival

    • Derby Street
      Salem
  • 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

CinemaSalem

  • 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 60 life-sized professionally made characters by over 35 Hollywood Special Effects Artists!  FEATURED SPECIAL GUESTS AND HAUNTED HOUSE 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!

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!

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. Weekends in October including Columbus Day and Halloween.  For times and tickets:  http://bit.ly/2b9iD23

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
      Salem
      978-745-9500
      pem.org
  • 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! YouTube.com/TheSalemWitchMuseum

    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.