The Salem Museum is the gateway to Salem attractions and historic sites. Visitors may think of the witchcraft trials or the China trade, and while those are very important aspects of Salem history, there is so much more! That’s where we come in.
We present hundreds of stories that make up Salem’s rich past.
Your visit to the city may be short. Come here first to get a clear idea of what you can see and what you might be missing! Because when it gets down to it, Salem itself is a museum and we are your orientation center. From here, you can visit historic homes, other terrific museums, living history attractions, and a number of famous and not-so-famous locations throughout the city.
Open Noon-5 PM Daily thru October 31st
Join Capt. Snitch on a rollicking journey back to the time of pirates, privateers, fishermen, and the sailors who opened up the Orient!
Learn about the British men-o’-war that attempted to invade Salem from the sea. Hear tales of the Golden Age of Sail when Salem was the richest city in America. And sing along with Capt. Snitch as he calls out the great sea shanties that echoed through the rigging of the tall ships!
A great tour for all ages!