If you’re planning a trip to the Salem Witch Museum (check out my review of the museum here), you can save some money on tickets with coupons and discount tickets.
Tickets to the Salem Witch Museum cost $11 for adults and $8 for children. That’s a pretty reasonable price but if you’re going with a group or large family though, it can quickly add up.
Why not save yourself some cash by taking advantage of some of the many discounts available?
Note: If you are visiting in October, the museum is very busy that month and the tours often sell out so the following coupons, passes, discount tickets and etc. can not guarantee admission.
The following is a list of ways to save money on Salem Witch Museum tickets with coupons and discounts:
Trusted Tours & Attractions Discount:
You can save money on the ticket price by purchasing discount tickets to the Salem Witch Museum online through a history tour company called Trusted Tours & Attractions.
Tickets purchased through Trusted Tours & Attractions only cost $9 for adults and $6.50 for children, saving you $2 on each adult ticket and $1.50 on each child ticket.
This is a really good deal for people who are solely interested in seeing the Salem Witch Museum and aren’t looking to buy an expensive combo ticket to other Salem attractions they may have already seen.
The combo tickets like the Boston Go Card and the Discover Salem Passport are really good deals if you already plan on seeing the other attractions available with the ticket. If the Salem Witch Museum is the only attraction you’re interested in, then this Trusted Tours & Attractions discount is the best deal for you.
Boston Go Card:
The Boston Go Card gives you admission to the Salem Witch Museum as well as to over 50 other attractions in Boston, Salem, Concord, Lexington, Cape Cod, Plymouth and etc. for a flat price of $53.99. It’s mostly useful if you are planning on visiting more than five attractions in one day or if you get the two or three day pass and visit several attractions over several days.
Only three attractions in Salem are available with the card and they include the Peabody Essex Museum, House of Seven Gables and the Salem Witch Museum. Purchasing the Boston Go Card for the Salem attractions alone wouldn’t be worth it because it would be more expensive than the attractions themselves. It would only really be worth it if you used it to see the Salem attractions as well as the attractions in the other cities and towns.
Discover Salem Passport:
The Discover Salem Passport gives you admission to three popular Salem attractions: the Salem Witch Museum, the House of Seven Gables and the Peabody Essex Museum and allows you to ride the Salem Trolley, which is a narrated tour and shuttle service, to the attractions all for a flat price of $53. Without this discount, all of these things would cost you a total of $60 so you save about $7 in the long run.
In addition to the transportation and attraction discounts, the Discover Salem Passport also gives you a 10% discount on lunch or a 15% discount on dinner at the Salem Beer Works, Victoria Station, or the Tavern at the Hawthorne Hotel (this doesn’t include alcohol and etc.)
I personally haven’t been to the Salem Beer Works or the Tavern so I can’t vouch for them but a 10-15% discount to Victoria Station is well worth the price of the passport because it’s a fantastic restaurant (I highly recommend the pistachio crusted salmon.)
The prices at Victoria Station are usually about $20-$30 per dish so a discount of 10-15% will really add up. The Beer Works and the Tavern also have great reviews on sites like Yelp so a discount to these places would be well worth it too.
Note: The Salem Trolley does not operate November through March. The Discover Salem Passport is not available during the month of October.
American Federation of Teachers Discount:
Teachers who are members of the American Federation of Teachers are eligible for free admission to the Salem Witch Museum if they show their membership card at the door. Not only does the membership card give members free admission there, members can also get free or discounted tickets to a handful of other educational attractions in Massachusetts.
Free Tickets for Salem Residents:
The Salem Witch Museum offers free admission to residents of Salem. According to the Salem Witch Museum’s website, the museum began offering free admission to Salem residents starting in 2010 in an effort to make itself more accessible to the local community. The website doesn’t say what type of proof is required, if any, but a simple driver’s license or identification with an address on it will probably do just fine.
Discount Passes at Participating Libraries:
If you have a library card at the following libraries you can sign out discounted passes to the Salem Witch Museum there. The amount of the discount varies by library as does the availability. Check with the library ahead of time for available dates.
Agawam Public Library in Agawam, Massachusetts
Ashby Library in Ashby, Massachusetts
Cumberland Public Library in Cumberland, Rhode Island
Dartmouth Public Library in Dartmouth, Massachusetts
Flint Public Library in Middleton, Massachusetts
George Hail Library in Warren, Rhode Island
Mansfield Public Library in Mansfield, Massachusetts
Norton Public Library in Norton, Massachusetts
Plainville Public Library in Plainville, Massachusetts
Phinehas S. Newton Library in Royalston, Massachusetts
Palmer Public Library in Palmer, Massachusetts
Randall Library in Randall, Massachusetts
Reading Public Library in Reading, Massachusetts
Salem Public Library in Salem, Massachusetts
Somerset Public Library in Somerset, Massachusetts
Southborough Library in Southborough, Massachusetts
Stoughton Public Library in Stoughton, Massachusetts
Stoneham Public Library in Stoneham, Massachusetts
Topsfield Town Library in Topsfield, Massachusetts
Watertown Public Library in Watertown, Massachusetts
Weston Public Library in Weston, Massachusetts
In addition to all these savings, when you buy a ticket for the Salem Witch Museum you also get a flyer that gives you discounts at almost 20 other attractions, restaurants and etc. in and around Salem, including the Salem Witch House. So not only do you save money at the museum, but you save money all over town. This makes the price of the ticket a steal.
If you buy a ticket online or get a museum pass at a library, to get this discount flyer all you have to do is go to the front counter at the museum to check in (which you have to do anyway to get your admission sticker) and there they will give you the discount flyer and your timed admission sticker. You can than use this flyer at the listed locations to take advantage of the discounts.
Ticket Prices and Hours:
Address: Salem Witch Museum, 19 ½ N Washington Square, Salem, Mass
Admission Price: $11 for adults, $9.50 for senior citizens, $8 for children ages 6-14, children under 6 are free.
Hours: Open year-round, 10am-5pm daily; 10am-7pm in July and August. Extended hours offered in October. Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. Closes at 3:00pm. on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. Closed on weekdays, Monday through Friday during the first two weeks of January.
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