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Beginning December 1, 2021 advanced reservations to visit the museum are no longer required. However, if you prefer, you may reserve tickets online in advance of your visit: just click the “Reserve Tickets” button above. Museum members do not need to make reservations for general museum admission.
Registrations for Programs & Events
Birthday Party Rentals Available – Saturdays and SundaysReserve a Birthday Party
The Wenham Museum offers birthday party rentals on Saturdays and Sundays!
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.
Continued Vigilance Against COVID-19
We are grateful for the progress Massachusetts has made against COVID-19. We continue to evolve our operations in light of improving public health guidance and the wellbeing of our visitors, staff, and volunteers.
At present, face coverings are still required of all visitors aged 3+, regardless of vaccination status, inside the Wenham Museum. Because the museum serves a high volume of young children who are not yet eligible to be vaccinated, we are continuing masking for the time being. We ask adults to model good behavior for children by continuing to wear masks. We will continually re-evaluate this requirement as vaccination rates increase. Face coverings are not required during outdoor programs and events.
Read all of our updated COVID-19-related requirements 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 – Suggested/Voluntary Donation to the Recovery Fund
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Please call Visitor Services at (978) 468-2377, ext. 113 for information or visit the Schools page for details.
Hours – Museum Galleries & Gift Shop
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.
Sunday Morning, Open Only for Private Events – Click Here to Reserve >>
If you have any questions regarding the museum’s hours, please call Visitor Services at (978) 468-2377, ext. 113.
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, wenhammuseum.org/visit, 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 Facebook.com/WenhamMuseum.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (978) 468-2377, ext. 113.
Easter Sunday, Patriot’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day & December 26, 2021, 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 first floor of 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 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.
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.