The Wenham Museum is open to the public with modified hours (Tuesday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Sunday, 12 – 4 p.m.; Monday, Closed).   Holiday-related hours are listed on our Visit page – please note the museum will be closed Wed., Nov. 25th – Friday, Nov. 27th for Thanksgiving.  Face coverings and advanced ticket purchase are required.  Click here to reserve tickets. We also encourage you to review our new protocols at  Thank You!


Timed Ticket Entry Now Required

Reserve Tickets

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, all visitors including Members must reserve tickets in advance of your visit.  This reservation system is intended to permit social distancing within the museum and to ensure compliance with the occupancy requirements set forth in Phase III of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ Reopening Plan.

Safety Starts with You

Face coverings per Massachusetts guidelines, clean hands, and social distance are required within the museum for ALL visitors.  We ask for your cooperation with our new requirements, both by you and by your children or grandchildren.  Read our complete reopening processes and procedures on our Reopening page >> 

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FAQs for Visiting During COVID-19

Please see all of our Reopening Processes & Procedures on our Reopening page.

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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.
$5.00 – COVID-19 Fee (one fee is payable per visit per party/household visiting the museum, including Members)
Would you like to visit for FREE?  Become a member!


Group Rates: Until Further Notice, Group Visits Have Been Suspended

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



Sunday, 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m
Monday, CLOSED (except certain holidays listed below)
Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 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. – 1:00 p.m.

Holiday Closures

Easter Sunday, Patriot’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Columbus Day, November 25 – 27, 2020 (including Thanksgiving Day), Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, 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 or outdoors.  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

Admission includes self-guided visits to the historic Claflin-Gerrish-Richards House.  Families are encouraged to visit the house which offers hands-on activities for all ages.

Map & Directions

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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.