MUSEUM HOURS:  Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.  From May 15 – Sept. 15, the museum is closed on Sundays.  Face coverings are optional when visiting the museum.

MAINTENANCE SHUTDOWN:  The museum will be closed for maintenance and in observance of Labor Day from Sunday, August 28th – Monday, September 5th.

RESERVATIONS NOT REQUIRED:  Reservations are no longer required to visit the Wenham Museum.  However, if you wish to reserve in advance, you may by clicking here.


VOLUNTEERS: Helping Us Better Serve The Community

THANK YOU to All Our Volunteers!

The Wenham Museum would not be able to serve our community without the dedicated commitment of our volunteers!

Volunteer Opportunities for Students

There are several upcoming opportunities for high school students to volunteer through December 31, 2021.  Middle school students, if volunteering with an older sibling, are also welcome.  Please see below for descriptions.  To sign up, please click here:

Student Volunteer Sign-Up

If you need the museum to approve your volunteer hours, please send the appropriate form or website link to the Executive Director, Kristin Noon by e-mail at kristin.noon[at]  Thank you!
Last updated:  June 9, 2022

Fairy Festival, Saturday, June 18th, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

We have a Fairy Festival coming up on Saturday, June 18th and we are looking for 4 – 6 high school students to volunteer.  The Fairy Festival celebrates art, nature, and story for children and families.  Most of the children that participate are aged 2 – 8.

We would need help with:

  • Making unicorn dreamcatchers with children
  • Helping with the fairy tea party
  • Helping the HW Garden Club garden with children
  • Helping with our DIY photo booth
  • Reading stories

Summer Fair, Saturday, August 13, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

  • Total volunteers needed:  6 – 8 (two or three for the morning and two or three for the afternoon).
  • Lunch is provided to volunteers.

The  museum’s popular Summer Fair is an annual tradition!  During the event, a drop-in crafting or art-making activity and lawn games will be available for children.  We are seeking volunteers to oversee crafting and lawn games.  Parents and caregivers will be staying with their children during the activity.

Volunteer Opportunities for Adults


Play a critical role in Museum operations! As the first point of contact with the public, it will be your helpful nature and cheery disposition which determine our visitors’ first impressions. Greet Museum visitors, collect admission fees, provide membership information, answer questions and provide clerical support to the Visitor Services staff.


Support the Museum’s retail enterprise by making sales, answering questions and restocking inventory.


History lovers can share their passion with visitors as they lead tours through the historic Patton Family Archives, which are located in the Patton Homestead at 650 Asbury Street in Hamilton, Massachusetts.  Training is provided for this enjoyable and interactive position.


Help to educate more than 4,000 school children who visit the Museum annually. Act as a program aide, helping with projects and supervising students, or exercise your skills as a teacher/program leader. Training in Colonial skills provided.


For questions or more information, contact Kristin Noon, Executive Director, via e-mail or phone at (978) 468-2377, ext. 102