Things To Do

Activities and Programs Bring Exhibits and Collections to Life

Museum exhibits and collections are brought to life through a full schedule of activities and programs. All ages are engaged, entertained, and enlightened by special family programs, such as craft making, art, colonial life activities, musical performances, and more.

December 2019

December 15 2019

Frozen: Stories of Ice and SNow Exhibit Openin Party

Sunday, December 15, 2019 
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Member Children: $5, Member Adults & Seniors Free, Nonmembers: $12 Adults & Children ages Nonmember Children & Seniors: $8, Nonmember Adults: $10

During this exhibit opening party, you can make a house or structure from sugar cubes, decorate a snowflake, participate in a community mural, touch a giant snowplow from Wenham’s DPW, and explore our exhibition.

A special visit from the “Ice Princess” will also take place from 10:30 -11:30 a.m.



December 31, 2019


New Year’s Eve Countdown to “Midnight”

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Members: $10, Nonmembers: $12 Adults & Children ages One and up – Advance Tickets
Tickets Day of Event: $15 Members & Nonmembers

Kids’ Countdown to New Year’s Eve

Schedule of Events

10 a.m. – Museum & Galleries Open
10:15 a.m. – Lindsay and Her Puppet Pals
11:15 a.m. – Wiggles and Giggle (one show only)
12 p.m. – Countdown to “Midnight” & Ginger Ale Toast
12:15 p.m. – Lindsay and Her Puppet Pals
Ongoing from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.:  Make Fancy Hats, Balloon Artist, and Face Painting
1 p.m. – Museum & Galleries Close



Patton Family Archives Tours 

Tours of the Patton Family Archives

Select Dates and Times
$15 for Members
$20 for Nonmembers
Register online:

The Patton Family Archives chronicle the life and legacy of one of America’s premier military families who resided here on Boston’s North Shore. The Archives are also an untapped, unparalleled resource regarding the service and sacrifice of Maj. Gen. Patton and his troops during the Korean and Vietnam Wars and that of his wife, Joanne Holbrook Patton, on the home front.

Guided tours are offered at select dates and times and are available only by advanced online reservation through the Wenham Museum, which will be the future steward of this important collection. Tours are one hour in length. Payment is required at the time of booking. Available dates and times for tours are listed at



Preschool Programs 

Poppets Playdates and M is for Museum

The Wenham Museum offers recurring programs called “Poppets Playdates” and “M is for Museum” the second Friday of every month, designed for our preschool audience. Learn more about introducing the museum to your preschooler.

This program is sponsored by Early Childhood Partners.

 Program Cancellation Policy 

Please note:  All cancellations for paid programs made within three days of the program are nonrefundable.