https://www.pem.org/events/haunted-histories Peabody Essex Museum
161 Essex Street
Salem, MA 01970
History, Kid Friendly
This October, step into Salem’s dark past on a candlelit visit to several of PEM’s historic houses located in the heart of downtown. Hear haunting tales of murder and mystery based on real events, told by storytellers dressed in authentic period garb. Listen as a young girl is terrorized in the night by an inhuman creature stalking Salem, or hear how a man encounters vampires at every turn. And discover how one historic house becomes the site of a horrific murder.
These intimate stories, told in groups of 12 or less, will be sure to raise the hair on your arms. To calm your beating heart, consider purchasing warm drinks and sugary bites from the food truck.
Storytelling takes place inside three of PEM’s historic houses: the John Ward (1684), Quaker Meeting (about 1688), and Derby-Beebe Summer house (1799). Family-friendly stories are suitable for children and last around 30 minutes.
Family-Friendly Hour | $18 (ages 6+), $10 (members), and Free (ages 5 and under)