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Address: Washington Square North, Salem, MA 01970
Phone Number: 978-744-1692
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Description: Visitors experience the panic of the Witch Trials of 1692 through this...
Visitors experience the panic of the Witch Trials of 1692 through this museum's dramatic use of sets and lighting.
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kinda short but actually one of only a fee things open in March. Salem doesn't run trolley or anything till April

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
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Prairieville, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

kinda short but actually one of only a fee things open in March. Salem doesn't run trolley or anything till April

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Interesting AV diorama display and small guided tour explaining the witch trials. Would've liked more detail and history, and preferably some more time to view actual exhibits / texts / relics. Gift shop selling the usual tat, though the entry and tour weren't too expensive

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Cumming, GA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This was painful to sit through, and we actually snuck out of the second half;f. Wish I could get my money back! Tourist trap.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

45 minute exhibit. First half you sit and listen to a recording as a light shines on wax figures (that are not realistic). Second half is listening to a guide go over 5 displays. Boring for all ages. Spend your money on a walking tour of the city instead.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

My husband and I enjoyed the two programs at the museum. The first gave an overview of the Witch Trials and some of the accused and described their fates. As the narration was going, different scenes with mannequins lit up depicting what was being said. The second program was about the perception of witches and how that has changed over... More 

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Spirit Lake, Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

First off, ever since Hocus Pocus came out when I was 5, I have been wanting to go to Salem my entire life so I was just excited to be there! I was disappointed the museum wasn't really a museum. I was hoping for actual artifacts from the witch trials, but there wasn't much in that respect, just examples of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

It was interesting, but the props were very outdated. Not really worth the money, aside from learning about the history

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We enjoyed this experience, the show which depicts a progression of dioramas with commentary was very enlightening. Thoroughly enjoyable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I was glad that the theater production was wax figures and audio rather than actual actors. The production was very impressive though pretty dramatic. The short tour afterward was also nice. It made for a wonderful Friday the 13th!! :)

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

very cool building, but kind of creepy at the same nice. They have a nice gift shop, but parking is hard to find. They apparently have a really cool Halloween thing that they do.

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