Summer Hours: Open Tuesdays – Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 4 p.m. Closed Sundays & Mondays.


Advanced Ticket Purchase

Reserve Tickets

Advanced reservations are not required to visit the museum.  However, you may make a reservation if  you wish by clicking the “Reserve Tickets” button above.

Registrations for Programs & Events

Birthday Party Rentals Available

Reserve a Birthday Party

The Wenham Museum offers birthday party rentals on Saturdays and Sundays in the Fall/Winter/Spring**

Rate:  $350 for Members |  $425 for Non-Members

Birthday party rentals include access to all museum galleries and the first floor of the historic house, use of the function hall with tables and chairs, and up to 45 guests.  Rentals are available for 2 hours from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. or from 1 – 3 p.m.  Party hosts may arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled rental time for set-up.

**We do not offer birthday party rentals in the summer months. We apologize for the inconvenience.


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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 – Suggested/Voluntary Donation to the Recovery Fund
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Group Rates

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


Summer Hours – Museum Galleries & Gift Shop – May 12, 2024 – September 8, 2024

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. – 4:00 p.m.
Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Fall, Winter, & Spring Hours – Museum Galleries & Gift Shop – September 9, 2024 – May 10, 2025

Sunday, 12:00 P.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. – 4:00 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

In the event of current or forecasted inclement weather, the Wenham Museum may need to close its galleries and gift shop.  If the Hamilton-Wenham Schools are closed due to inclement weather, the museum will be closed. All weather-related closings will be posted on the museum’s this page,, and within the red information bar located at the top of the website.  Closures will also be posted on the museum’s Facebook page at

If the museum needs to close due to weather, the museum will contact all reservation holders impacted by the closure.  All reservations will be refunded or rescheduled.

Questions?  Please contact Visitor Services at or by phone at (978) 468-2377, ext. 113.


Holiday Closures

Easter Sunday, Patriot’s Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July (July 4 – 8, 2024) , Labor Day, Columbus Day, 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 first floor of 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 45-A (formerly 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 with additional parking in an adjacent upper lot.