In the spirit of Smithsonian Museums, who offer free admission everyday, Museum Day Live! is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket… for free.
Visit smithsonianmag.com/museumday to download your ticket, which is good for two adult admissions to the Gedney House Museum, Salem Witch Museum, and House of the Seven Gables.
At the Gedney House (21 High Street, Salem, MA), visitors will be able to view original post-and-beam timbers, brick nogging, and early decorative finishes in Salem’s second oldest historic house. Museum Day Live! visitors will also receive a 2-for-1 admission coupon to the Phillips House Museum, located at 34 Chestnut Street. The Gedney House museum will be open on September 27 from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. with tours available on the hour. Space on tours is limited due to the structure of the house. For visitors without a tickets, the cost is $5.00 for adults and free for Salem residents. HistoricNewEngland.org
At the Salem Witch Museum visitors will be taken back to 1692. Visitors are given a dramatic history lesson using stage sets with life-size figures, lighting and a narration - an overview of the Witch Trials of 1692. Learn about the word witch in, Witches - Evolving Perceptions, a provocative tour which examines the pagan midwife, stereotypical witch, modern witchcraft and the phenomenon of witch hunts. Do you believe in witches? Don't answer until you see Salem's most visited museum! This venue will accept your Museum Day Live! ticket on the screen of your smartphone. SalemWitchMuseum.com
The House of the Seven Gables will be open from 10:00 AM. ‐ The house and ground will close at 7:00 PM, with the last tour beginning at 7. At the Gables you will surround yourself with the rich history of Massachusetts while exploring a house made famous by Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel The House of the Seven Gables. Constituting its own National Historic Landmark District, their 2 1/2 acre museum grounds include carefully preserved 17th-and 18th-century period homes, three-season Colonial Revival Gardens and breathtaking views of Salem Harbor, Derby Wharf, and the tall ship Friendship. 7