Twilight Tours 2021

These special guided tours will be the ONLY guided tours available this October with a maximum capacity of 25 people per tour. The tour length will be roughly 60-75 minutes.

The tour begins at sunset with a short (300 yard) walk along the tree lined path to the back of the property, to the ancient Nurse Family Cemetery.

At the next stop your guide will tell you about the history of Rebecca’s home, and her family and then allow each party to pass through the candlelit home.

The final stop on the tour is the Meetinghouse. This building is an exact replica of the 1672 Salem Village Meetinghouse where many of the early hearings of suspects such as Tituba & Rebecca Nurse took place.

These tours will be offered on Friday and Saturday nights in October. The tour will begin at sunset and conclude right before Twilight. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets

Adults: $15

Seniors: $13

Children (6-16): $10

Please plan extra travel time as added traffic in October could delay arrival, also prepare for any kind of weather, temperatures can be unpredictable in October.

Please read our COVID guidelines for visitation HERE before purchasing tickets.

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EVENT CANCELLED: Trails & Sails: Digging for History!

DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED, WE ARE SO SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE THIS CAUSES, WE HOPE TO DO THIS EVENT AGAIN IN 2022.

Come get your hands dirty with us as you become an archaeologist for the day!

CLICK HERE to see the Facebook Event Page

Working alongside professionals from the University of Southern Maine, kids and adults can try their hand at digging and uncovering pieces of history. Over the past decade we have uncovered thousands of artifacts on our site that have given a glimpse into the lives of those who have walked these grounds for the past millennia…What will you discover?

This event takes place entirely outside we suggest, wearing a hat, sunscreen and bug spray, and if you don’t want to get your hands dirty bring some gardening gloves.

ADMISSION IS FREE FOR THIS EVENT
but to visit the Museum buildings admission is required.

Hours- 10:00AM -3:00PM
Lecture at 12:30pm on the 25th and 26th only

Hosted in conjunction with Essex Heritage for Trails & Sails: Two Weekends of Walks and Water.

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Rebecca Nurse 400th Birthday T-Shirts

All proceeds from this limited edition T-Shirt will go towards our major restoration projects this year including the final stage of roofing the Nurse Family House.

Shirts are $27.95 (with shipping included)
for international shipping prices please email us

(Please note we are only releasing a select number of sizes online to make sure we do not oversell our stock, if you are not able to get the size you want please email info@rebeccanurse.org with the desired size and we can check to see if we still have them in stock)

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UPDATED HOURS FOR 2021

As we get closer to the fall season we wanted to update our upcoming hours

August: Wednesday-Saturday only from  10:00am-3:00pm*

September: Saturdays only from 10:00am-3:00pm*

October: Weekends only from 10:00am-3:00pm*

*(Last admission tickets are sold at 2:30pm so please plan accordingly)

CLICK HERE  link to pre-purchase admission tickets.  (We might also be able to sell some tickets at the door if we are not sold out for the time slot, but tickets are first come first served)

Please read our Tour Information page for the updated COVID-19 Visitation Guidelines.

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Birthday Postcards for Rebecca Nurse


We’re inviting everyone to mail us postcards from your hometown, or a birthday card, (feel free to be creative!) To honor Rebecca’s 400th Birthday. It could include a birthday message to Rebecca with how she has impacted you all these centuries later.

We will display them at the museum in a temporary exhibit this year and share some here for our followers. All of them will be scanned and archived for future generations.

Please consider sending a donation along with your card to help preserve this wonderful site, we are hoping to raise enough money to match a grant we received this year to re-roof the front of the Nurse Homestead and do some much needed restoration work to our barn as well.

If you would like to donate right now you can CLICK HERE

#RebeccaNurse400

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Rebecca’s 400th Birthday Celebration

February 2021 marks the 400th anniversary of Rebecca’s birth and we want to mark the occasion with a special Live Tour of her home and museum on February 21st at 1pm

This will be a special kick off to a year full of virtual experiences and unique content for visitors near and far.

Join us after the tour for a Q & A with our Curator and some of our seasoned museum staff. If you have questions or subjects you are especially interested in us talking about, leave them in the comments on our Facebook and we will work some into the event.

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Twilight Tours of the Homestead this October

These special guided tours will be the ONLY guided tours available this October, with a maximum capacity of 10 people. The tour length will be roughly 60-75 minutes.

The tour begins at sunset (around 5:15pm) with a short (300 yard) walk along the tree lined path to the back of the property, to the ancient Nurse Family Cemetery.

At the next stop your guide will tell you about the history of Rebecca’s home, and her family and then allow each party to pass through the candlelit home. Due to COVID regulations when walking through the Nurse House itself only members of the same family will be allowed to walk through together.

The final stop on the tour is the Meetinghouse. This building is an exact replica of the 1672 Salem Village Meetinghouse where many of the early hearings of suspects such as Tituba & Rebecca Nurse took place.

These tours will be offered on October 23rd, 24th, 30th and 31st ONLY. The tour will begin at sunset (5:15pm) and conclude at Twilight. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets

Please plan extra travel time as added traffic in October could delay arrival, also prepare for any kind of weather, temperatures can be unpredictable in October.

Please read our COVID guidelines for visitation HERE before purchasing tickets.

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October 2020 Hours & Information

This OCTOBER we will be open Saturdays & Sundays from 10:00am-3:00pm

To ensure proper capacity regulations on site, we are pre-selling timed entry slots every 30 minutes. See link below to purchase tickets. When purchasing tickets make sure to choose the correct time slot. You are welcome to spend more than 30 minutes on site, the timed entry tickets are so that we can try to reduce lines and long wait times, during this busy season.

Please plan extra travel time as added traffic in October could delay your arrival. If you are late, or miss your timed entry we will do our best to move you to an open time slot IF there is availability, but given the new state capacity guidelines, and the busy nature of October there is no guarantee. We may also have some tickets available for purchase at the door, but please call ahead before you head over to check for available time slots. (978)774-8799

CLICK HERE to read our COVID guidelines for visitation before purchasing tickets.

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS

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Trails & Sails 2020: En Plain Air Painting

Do you love to paint? Grab your easel and paints and join us on September 19, 2020 at 10 AM – 3 PM for a day of En Plein Air Painting. You will have your choice of outdoor setting on our sprawling 25 acre homestead. Will you choose a view of the iconic salt box home, colonial kitchen garden, or the rustic zig-zag fence? Choice of location is first come first served and must adhere to social distancing. (WE REQUIRE THAT PARTICIPANTS WEAR A MASK THE ENTIRE TIME THEY ARE ON SITE IN ACCORDANCE WITH STATE LAWS)

This event is FREE and offered in conjunction with Essex Heritage for Trails and Sails.

This event will be limited to 10 artists, and pre-registration is required. CLICK HERE to register. (If you sign up and then cannot attend please contact us so that we can open the spot for another artist)

Arrival time can be anytime after 10am and all participants must leave the grounds by museum closing at 3pm.

PLEASE NOTE: MATERIALS ARE NOT PROVIDED – PLEASE BRING ALL YOUR OWN PAINT SUPPLIES. WE ONLY HAVE PORTABLE RESTROOMS, NO RUNNING WATER, OR SINKS TO WASH BRUSHES.

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Open hours for 2020

We will finally be opening to the public starting August 1st (Please note that our open hours will be limited and are subject to change, we will post on our Facebook and website with any last minute changes to our schedule). Due to the new Massachusetts regulations on visiting historic structures we will be instituting some new rules and guidelines (see below). If you are traveling from outside of Massachusetts please read the new COVID-19 Travel Order. MA Travel Advisory.

We will only be open on Saturdays from 10am-3pm. (last admission tickets sold at 2:30pm so please plan accordingly) We may open for more hours in October, please check back for updated hours closer to October.

VISITATION GUIDELINES 

  1. In adherence with state law and to protect the safety of visitors and staff, face coverings that cover the nose and mouth are required at all times while on site, the only exceptions include children under the age of 2 and those unable to wear a mask or face covering due to a medical condition. (A face covering can include anything that covers BOTH your nose and mouth; homemade cloth masks, neck gaiters, and bandanas. According to Massachusetts regulations plastic face shields (without a mask), or masks with vents/valves are NOT acceptable face coverings.
  2. Each visitor/family will be asked to sign a waiver with their name and phone number or email address as a safety measure. Should an outbreak occur and we can notify those who were here on that day. (This information will not be sold or shared publicly)
  3. Due to the limited space and capacity (which prohibit social distancing) we will not be conducting guided tours of the buildings. Instead we will have the historic buildings open for a self-guided walk-thru. Our knowledgeable staff will still be available to talk with visitors about the history of the site and answer any questions.  Educational materials will be available.
  4. We will be limiting the capacity of each building as follows:
    •  The Nurse House will be allowing 1 visitor to walk through at a time. (If you are from the same household you will be able to walk through together)
    • The replica Meetinghouse will be allowed up to 20 visitors at a time as long as social distancing rules (6ft. spacing between groups) are being followed.
    • The Endicott Barn/ Gift Shop will be allowed 2 visitors at a time. 
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