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**Important Information** – First Floor Galleries Under Construction until June 2019

Museum Closed for Construction on Tuesday, March 19 & Wednesday, March 20, 2019.  We apologize for any inconvenience this will cause.

Starting on Monday, March 18, 2019, the museum’s first-floor galleries will be under construction for approximately 2.5 months.  During this time, the galleries will undergo a complete renovation to create an updated, flexible gallery space that will support the museum’s next exhibit, Equestrian Histories, opening in June 2019, and a 21st-century museum experience for all visitors.  When construction is complete, the installation of Equestrian Histories will begin.  Equestrian Histories will be unveiled on Saturday, June 8, 2019 during the museum’s Summer Soiree fundraising gala.

We regret that during this time, the first-floor galleries will be inaccessible to visitors.  We apologize for any inconvenience of disappointment this may cause, and we hope you will remain patient for the good things to come that will stem from these improvements.

During construction, unimpeded access will continue to our lower galleries, including the trains and the Family Discovery Gallery, our lobby gallery, snack area, and Museum Shop.  The museum’s historic house will also remain open by guided tour.

The museum’s program and function space, Burnham Hall, will also be used for hands-on, interactive fun during this time.  In March, a series of favorite interactives, such as our ice house, beaver lodge, and building tables, will be set up in Burnham Hall to engage our young visitors.  During April School Vacation Week, construction and building-related activities will be installed for visitors.  For more information about available exhibitions during this time, please visit our Exhibits page.  Programming will also continue, including popular series such as M is for Museum and our Brown Bag Lunch series.  Please click here for our upcoming programs.  Within available space, we are committed to making sure there is always something new to see or do for our many loyal visitors.

Lastly, to facilitate this gallery construction and re-installation, the permanent collections that were displayed in the first floor galleries, such as dolls, miniatures, and textiles, are safely in storage.  We recognize that there are constituents with deep affinity for some of these objects.  If there is anything within the permanent collection that you would like to see, please reach out to our Visitor Services staff so they may connect you with the appropriate member of the collections and curatorial team.  They maybe reached at or by phone at (978) 468-2377, ext. 113.  We are happy to continue to share our permanent collection during this time by appointment.

Again, we regret any inconvenience these improvements may cause and we thank you for your patience as we improve the museum experience for everyone in the museum’s multigenerational audience.

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Individual Admission Rates

$10.00 – Adults
$8.00 – Seniors (ages 65+)
$8.00 – Children ages 1 – 16; babies aged 0-11 months are free.
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Group Rates Available

Please call Visitor Services at (978) 468-2377, ext. 113 for information or visit the Schools & Groups page for details.


General Hours – September 15, 2018 – May 15, 2019

Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m
Monday, CLOSED (except certain holidays listed below)
Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m

SUMMER HOURS –  MAY 15, 2019 – September 15, 2019

Sunday, CLOSED
Monday, CLOSED 
Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m


If you have any questions regarding the museum’s hours, please call Visitor Services at (978) 468-2377, ext. 113.


Weather Closings

The Wenham Museum follows the Hamilton-Wenham School Closings. Please check our Facebook page for updated information.


Holiday Hours

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Presidents’ Day, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Veteran’s Day, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Thanksgiving Eve, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, December 31, 2019OPEN FOR A SPECIAL EVENT ONLY – Our New Years Eve Countdown

Holiday Closures

Easter Sunday, Patriot’s Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving Day,  Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve open for special event only, and New Year’s Day.



Family-Friendly Amenities

Strollers are welcome.  Changing tables are located in all restrooms.  Snacks may be eaten in designated areas of the museum.  A playground is located across the street from the museum behind the Wenham Tea House.

Handicapped Accessibility

The museum is handicapped accessible, with the exception of the second floor of the Claflin-Gerrish-Richards House. Limited handicap parking next to the museum.


Historic House Tours

Admission includes tours of the historic Claflin-Gerrish-Richards House.  Families are encouraged to take the tour, as guides will modify the tour to engage any audience.

Tour Schedule

Tuesday – Friday: 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 2:30 p.m.



From points south:
Take Route 128 North to Exit 20-A (Route 1A North – Hamilton).
Follow Route 1A north for 2.3 miles.
The Museum is on the right before the Wenham Town Hall.

From points north:
Take Route 95 South to Route 128 North.
Then follow the directions as above.

Public Transportation

The MBTA Commuter Rail on the Newburyport-Rockport Line is accessible to Wenham. Get off at the Hamilton stop which is just north of the town of Wenham.
Take the 15-minute scenic walk south from the depot along Route 1A to the museum.


Free parking

Includes limited handicap parking next to the museum.  The parking lot is a free public lot.