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Salem Witch Museum

Washington Square North, Salem, MA 01970
978-744-1692
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Ranked #32 of 41 Attractions in Salem
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums
Description: Visitors experience the panic of the Witch Trials of 1692 through this museum's dramatic use of sets and lighting.
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Boise, Idaho
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Not at all what I expected. I was pleasantly surprised. I enjoyed the multi-media presentation. I found it thought provoking that the focus of stereotyping people just because their lifestyle is different than what is considered the norm was brought out. I was expecting it to be scary and ghoulish which it wasn't.

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Reynoldsburg, Ohio, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We decided to take this tour and thought it would be something very "touristy" and cliched. However, this gives you a little more insight into what a "true witch" and witchcraft really are. A lot of people want to make it out as something evil, but like any religion - there are a few bad apples that can ruin the... More

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St. Catharines, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I recently visited the Salem Witch Museum. It is very well done. All I knew before I went was that there were witches in Salem. Not exactly accurate, I was to find out. The way they present the real story is well done, however, I hope someday they get enough money that the seats turn with each display! A worthy... More

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Greensburg, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Personally loved it... why would u come to a town known for the witch trials and expect dancing animatronics... this was very informative... loved to see everything and the progressive tour was just as fun...

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Sherburne, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I should have read reviews before going to this museum. Tickets were expensive for what you got. The tour itself consisted of two parts, the first was the history portion which had different scenes lit up around an open room. We were told to sit on a particular side to start, which I didn't understand until it started was because... More

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Kenosh
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

The museum takes you through how the witch trials were started through sections where figures are highlighted and a section of the story told.

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Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

I wish I'd read TripAdvisor before going here, as it would have gone in the "avoid" pile. It is old and cheesy, and generally uninformative. What is worse, though, is that it is bloody scary for young children. The opening sequence with a very realistic devil frightened the pants off my 10 year old, and it was lucky I spotted... More

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Bayonne, United States
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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

I reviewed the wrong museum, The Salem Museum. The Salem Witch Museum is where my family and I went on 8/18/14. It was pretty cool! I've read a couple of the reviews for this place and I agree with some of them that the place was outdated. But the setup is pretty cool how they have the mannequins and different... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

While some may complain about the lack of animatronics at the Witch Museum, we thought the static display was more than adequate and certainly provided the story. I would have no problem recommending it.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Interesting museum, but don't allow long for it (45 mins max). I was disappointed there were any artefacts but the presentation was interesting. Not sure I'd take kids there - not sure what they'd get out of it.

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