We are open for 2021!
Fridays: 4pm - 8pm
Saturdays: 11:30am - 7:30pm
Sundays: 12pm - 6pm
On Sundays in May, if you're a Salem resident you can buy two tickets for the price of one and bring a friend (only one of you has to be a Salem resident. You'll need to present some kind of proof of residency when you both show up).
The Museum is open!
Fridays, 4pm - 8pm
Saturdays, 11:30am - 7:30pm
Sundays, 12pm - 6pm
(Last admission one hour before closing)
A.B.C. is located inside The Bridge at 211 in downtown Salem. We strongly encourage patrons to make use of public transit and we are directly across the street from the Salem MBTA stop. If you are driving, there is parking at the T station ($5 per day on Fridays; $2 per day Saturday or Sunday) or in the Church Street parking lot ($1.50/hour until 6:00p.m.)
Please do not park in the lot attached to 211 Bridge St.
Once you have parked, set your GPS for "10 North Walk, Salem MA", this will bring you around to the correct side of the building. Enter through the courtyard.
We have partnered with The Boston Academy of Burlesque Education to present a series of three workshops designed to enhance the experience of our Fantasy of the Fan Dancer exhibit.
Fan Dance Routine
Saturday, May 22, 2:00 pm Learn a burlesque choreography that uses classic fan dance techniques. You will need a pair of fans, preferably feather. Please wear clothes that make you feel comfortable. This class is taught on Zoom and meeting information will be sent out prior to the class. Pay-what-you-can (Suggested: $10)
Fan Dance History
Saturday, May 29, 2:00 pm Explore famous fan dancers of the past and present and some art and artifacts inspired by the iconic image of the fan dancer. This hybrid class is available both in person at The American Burlesque Collection in Salem and virtually on Zoom. Pay-what-you-can (Suggested: $10 on-line; $20 in-person (includes admission to the museum).