Things to do in SalemIf you want to understand the Salem Witch Trials, you have to experience Cry Innocent.

The year is 1692. Bridget Bishop has been accused of witchcraft and YOU are on the Puritan jury. Hear the historical testimonies, cross-examine the witnesses and decide the verdict. Is Bridget Bishop capable of witchcraft? Play your part in history…

Praise for Cry Innocent:

A must see for everyone, Cry Innocent is the longest continuously-running show north of Boston. Featured on the Discovery Channel, the Travel Channel, A&E, Nickelodeon, TLC, NPR, BBC, CNN and MTV.

The New York Times says “Not all of Salem’s witchiness is silly…the play “Cry Innocent: The People Versus Bridget Bishop,” in which the audience may question the accused, is educational and beautifully performed.”-

MTV Roadtrips U.S.A gives Cry Innocent its best rating, 3 out of 3 stars, saying “If you want to put yourself in the place of the Puritans and those on trial for witchcraft, you must experience Cry Innocent“.

We are a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Winner.

SHOW DETAILS Approximate duration of the show is 45 minutes. The outdoor arrest scene begins approximately 15 minutes before show time. During the show, the audience may step into role as Puritan jurors. Show audiences are also invited to an informal Q and A session with the actors following the performance.


June 18th-August 23rd, weekends in September and October 1st – 31st.

$14 adults
$13 seniors (65+) / adult group tickets (15 +) / military / MTA
$12 third grade through undergraduate
FREE children 9 and under. Salem residents June, July, August, and September with ID and proof of residence.
TICKETS are available online up to one hour before the show for the summer here,  for September and October here: and at the performance venue box office cart starting one hour before the show.
For a fuller itinerary check out our new GOOD DAY PASSES. Limited availability.

The GOOD DAY pass includes;
– 1 ticket to Cry Innocent: The People versus Bridget Bishop
– 1 ticket for History Afoot walking tour:  A 45-minute tour of Downtown Salem with our costumed, licensed tour guides, primarily concentrated on 17th century history

– 1 ticket to The Spirit of Salem:  A 35 minute film of important moments and people in Salem’s almost 400-year history
– 1 admission to The Salem Museum:  Located on the first floor of Old Town Hall, The Salem Museum gives a rich overlay of important events in the history of Salem.

Please purchase your GOOD DAY PASS based on CRY INNOCENT performance time.  Please check in with box office to pick up your GOOD DAY PASS.

11:30am Cry Innocent performance
12:15pm The Spirit of Salem film
1:15pm History Afoot walking tour
The Salem Museum anytime: Open 12pm-5pm

1:15pm History Afoot walking tour
2:30pm Cry Innocent performance
3:30pm The Spirit of Salem film
The Salem Museum anytime: Open 12pm-5pm

PRIVATE SHOWS: For information on booking private off-season performances, please contact Cheri Grishin at
If you’re visiting September 16th, 17th, or 18th, you’ll also want to catch Cry Innocent‘s sister show at the Hawthorne Hotel: GOODNIGHT, CAPTAIN WHITE.  It’s loads of fun and a great way to learn about a lesser known event in Salem’s dark past.

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