Timed Ticket Entry Now RequiredReserve 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 >>
- FAQs for Visiting During COVID-19
- Map & Directions
- Admission Rates
- COVID-19 Membership Policy
- Join or Renew Your Membership
Coming soon! In the meantime, 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.
SUMMER HOURS – July 7, 2020 – September 30, 2020
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
GENERAL HOURS – September 30, 2020 – May 15, 2021*
Sunday, 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m
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
*General Hours Subject to Change due to COVID-19.
If you have any questions regarding the museum’s hours, please call Visitor Services at (978) 468-2377, ext. 113.
The Wenham Museum follows the Hamilton-Wenham School Closings. Please check our Facebook page for updated information.
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.
Christmas Eve, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Easter Sunday, Patriot’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Includes limited handicap parking next to the museum. The parking lot is a free public lot.
Thank you for being a Member of the Wenham Museum! Our Members are important to us as you bring our museum to life with your enthusiastic visits. We have missed seeing you all since our closure on March 13, 2020. Members also provide an important form of support to the museum that is critical to maintaining our day-to-day operations, and for that, we also thank you.
Due to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, we know that our Members were not able to use their visitation privileges at the Wenham Museum. The museum, like many cultural organizations, nonprofits, and for-profit businesses, has also suffered tremendous financial losses due to the pandemic. These losses includes more than 25% of our membership revenue for the year, which has resulted in a massive contraction of our already small staff. If revenue does not rebound, a small staff will result in reduced operating hours and fewer exhibits and programs for the community in the months ahead.
For these reasons, we urge every Member to help the museum by treating their portion of their unused membership as a donation to the Wenham Museum. Your donation amount can be approximated using the following listing:
Membership Level / Donation Amount per Month
Individual / $4.58
Sr. Individual / $4.17
Dual / $9.16
Sr. Dual / $7.92
Any 5 / $12.08
Any 8 / $16.25
For example, if your membership expired on April 13th, you could treat that one month of your membership as a donation to the museum. If you held an Any 5 membership, that is like making a donation of $12.08 to the museum.
We also recognize that not every household may be able to treat a portion of their membership as a donation. For this reason, we would also like to create an avenue for Members to extend their memberships by the time lost during our closure.
If you would like to have your membership extended, you must let us know by August 15, 2020 by completing the form located at: wenhammuseum.org/memberform. If you do not elect to extent your membership by August 15th, your selection will default to a donation. Memberships will be extended as follows:
- If your membership expired between March 13, 2020 and July 7, 2020, it will be extended by the number of days your membership was valid during that time. For example, if your membership expired on April 1, 2020, you would have 17 days added to your membership.
- If your membership was valid for the entirety of the museum’s closure (March 13 – July 7, 2020), you will have four (4) months added to your membership.
- If you would like to donate in part and extend in part, you may indicate that on the form.
- To conserve resources, an updated membership card with a new expiration date will not be issued to you unless you request one from us using the above-reference form. If you frequently use reciprocal visitation privileges, we recommend you request a new card.
Note: If your membership expired during the museum’s closure, it is expired. You may opt to have it extended per the terms outlined in this policy. Memberships at the Wenham Museum are not refundable for cash and they cannot be put on hold.
Members must complete this form by August 15, 2020 to have time added to your membership. If you do not elect to extend your membership by that date, your selection will default to a donation.
Revised: July 4, 2020