The best museums in Salem in December 2023

These are the top 10 best museums in Salem, United States, ranked by their rating and popularity in 2023. Click a museum for more information about the museum, including visitor information, exhibitions and reviews.

For a complete overview of museums in Salem, their exhibitions and discount cards & passes, see our overview page with all museums in Salem.

Looking for the best museums in Salem? These are the best ones:

  1. The Witch House1

    The Witch House

    Salem, MA
    The Witch House, also known as the Jonathan Corwin House, is a history museum located at 310 Essex Street in Salem, Massachusetts. This historical site is the only remaining structure with direct ties to the Salem witch trials of 1692. The house was probably built between 1620 and 1642 and was the home of Judge Jonathan Corwin, who was involved in the witch trials. Today, the Witch House offers visitors a glimpse into the history of the Salem witch trials and the life of Judge Corwin.
  2. Salem Witch Museum2

    Salem Witch Museum

    Salem, MA
    A museum dedicated to the famous which hunts in 1692 Salem.
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    Witch Dungeon Museum

    Salem, MA
    If you didn't have enough witches and witch trials monuments, there is always more in Salem! Worth stopping by.
  4. The House of the Seven Gables4

    The House of the Seven Gables

    Salem, MA
    The House of the Seven Gables, also known as the Turner House or the Turner-Ingersoll Mansion, is a significant historical site in Salem, Massachusetts. Constructed in 1668, it is one of the oldest mansions in North America that is still standing. The mansion boasts 17 rooms and spans over 700 square meters, offering visitors a glimpse into the past.
  5. Witch History Museum5

    Witch History Museum

    Salem, MA
    The Witch History Museum, situated in Salem, Massachusetts, offers a unique experience to its visitors through its dioramas and first person narrations. These features provide an immersive and interactive way to learn about the history of witch trials.
  6. Peabody Essex Museum6

    Peabody Essex Museum

    Salem, MA
    The Peabody Essex Museum is a renowned museum situated in the city of Salem, Massachusetts, in the United States. It is a significant cultural institution that offers a wide range of collections and exhibits for visitors to explore. The museum's location in Salem, a city known for its rich history and cultural heritage, adds to its appeal for tourists.
  7. Friendship of Salem7

    Friendship of Salem

    Salem, MA
    The Friendship of Salem is a faithful reproduction of the 1797 Indiaman ship, Friendship. This square-rigged three-masted ship was constructed in 1995-96 at the Scarano Brothers shipyard in Albany, New York. The replica maintains the appearance of the original 18th-century ship, offering visitors a glimpse into the maritime history of the period.
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    New England Pirate Museum

    Salem, MA
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    Count Orlok's Nightmare Gallery

    Salem, MA
    Boo! This awesome museum is an absolute heaven to anybody who loves horror! You have to see it on your own!
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    International Monster Museum

    Salem, MA

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