Important Visitor Information

The Rebecca Nurse Homestead will be closed to the public on May 17th and 18th for a private event. We will be open for tours the rest of the weekends in May, so come back and visit us then.

COMING SOON: Information about the upcoming 3rd Annual Gala Day in June! Check back here or on Facebook for more information.

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New Hours for 2014

May & June
Saturday & Sunday 10:00AM-3:00PM

July & August
Wednesday-Sunday 10:00AM-3:00PM

Saturday & Sunday 10:00AM-3:00PM

Friday-Sunday 10:00AM-3:00PM

Closed on National Holidays

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Atlatl Day!

The MAS NE Chapter is proud to announce the return of Atlatl Day! On Saturday, October 12 from 10am to 3pm, the Chapter is hosting a atlatl (spear) throwing demonstration, displays and other interactive fun.

Special guests Bob and Cheryll Berg of Thunderbird Atlatl are offering a 2-hour atlatl making workshop for $65 (reservations and pre-payment required!) For more information email
Come one! Come all!

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September 15th

The Rebecca Nurse Homestead will be closed for tours on September 15th due to a wedding taking place on the property.

We are sorry for any inconvience this may cause.

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Find your inner artist, support the museum and have lots of fun!


SAVE THE DATE FOR VERY SPECIAL “PAINTING PARTY” on Sunday, Sept 22, 12 -3 PM, Johanne Cassia; folk painter, will give a step by step painting class where you will learn to paint “Rebecca’s Pumpkin’s”

$75 Fee* includes: All painting materials and instruction, 16″ X 20″ canvas, private guided tour of Rebecca Nurse homestead and light refreshments.

Learn step-by-step how to paint

*A Portion of the proceeds will help support the Rebecca Nurse Homestead.

Find your inner artist, support the museum and have lots of fun! Don’t forget to wear your painting clothes!

To sign up and reserve your spot send us an email at, or call us 978-774-8799.

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Combination Tickets!


The events surrounding the Salem Witch Trials of 1692 have left a lasting impression on our society today. This combination ticket offers you a chance to time travel to 1692.

Purchase a Visit 1692 Combination Ticket at the Salem Witch Museum (ONLY AVAILABLE THROUGH SEPTEMBER 29th)  which will give you access to the following!

  • The Rebecca Nurse Homestead
  • The Salem Witch Museum
  • The Witch House 


Including additional discounts at:

  • Tavern at the Hawthorne Hotel
  • Ye Olde Pepper Candy Company
  • Goodies – 50’s style Ice Cream Parlor (located in Danvers)

Tickets will be available for purchase from June 10th through September 29th 2013.

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“Gala Day”

Come join us for our second annual Gala Day event! On Saturday June 22nd step back in time to the 1900′s when the Rebecca Nurse Memorial Association would hold annual “Gala Day” celebrations on the property. Pay the original admission price of ¢ 25 to gain entrance and wander the 26 acre property from 10am-3pm.

Members of the staff dressed in Edwardian fashion for Gala Day 2012.

See people dressed in Edwardian fashions, visit our new exhibit that showcases a selection of artifacts unearthed from archaeological digs done on the property over the past 5 years, hear stories about how the house was restored into a museum in 1908, learn to play colonial games, and more!

Edwardian style refreshments will also be available for purchase throughout the event.

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Summer Hours

We will be open for the summer season: Thursday-Sunday from 10:00am to 3:00pm starting on June 13.

Check back here for new and exciting events happening this year!

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June 1, 2013 Explore 5000 Years of History on the Homestead

Saturday June 1 at 4PM

Over the course of multiple summers the Rebecca Nurse Homestead in Danvers was at the center of a summer archaeology program run by the University of Southern Maine in conjunction with Philips Andover Academy.  Thousands of artifacts were recovered giving a glimpse into the lives of the people who have walked these grounds throughout the years. It also shows there is a history here which predates colonial settlement.

As part of the grand opening we will be hosting a formal lecture with Professor Nate Hamilton and Heather Froshour from the University of Southern Maine. In order to properly display these pieces to the public we have opened a new permanent exhibit space in the Nurse Home. The “Green Room” is an 18th century parlor that has not been seen by the public in decades.

Be among the first to see what was recovered and here from the experts who recovered them the significance of these findings.

Formal Lecture will be held at 4PM in the Meeting House followed by time to explore the exhibit. Please note: seating for the lecture is limited to 70 people, please come early to guarantee a seat.

Admission Adults $7, Seniors $5, Children 6-16 $4
Rebecca Nurse Homestead Preservation Society members FREE

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Spring Opening!

Due to popular demand we will be opening earlier than usual this season.
Starting on April 19th we will be open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00am to 2:00pm.

NOTE: Our regular summer hours Thursday-Sunday 10:00am to 3:00pm will begin on June 13th.

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