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Salem Witch Museum

Washington Square North, Salem, MA 01970
978-744-1692
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Ranked #31 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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Iowa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

I thought this would be a very interesting place to stop while we were in Salem. I & my husband were very disappointed. While the narrative was informative, the scenes were very dated. They should think about updating the displays.

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Amsterdam, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

The building looks like a castle, but buyer beware, looks are deceiving! Spent $20 for a show that is corny at best! I wanted to walk out within the first 2 minutes of the show. You are seated in a big room in a tentative circle of chairs, behind you to the sides of you and all around the room... More

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Arizona
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89 reviews 89 reviews
31 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This is cheesy! and they definitely have a point of view. If you're a member of the Wicca religion you'll love it. We were very disappointed and it's too expensive for the dated dioramas that should have some merit.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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49 reviews 49 reviews
28 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

I wanted to like this museum, and the building is great. But the "diorama" type recorded story is just awful. The installations are so dated, dusty and moth eaten that I wanted to escape the minute the show started. But I was trapped. Trapped until the whole tedious, boring episode was finished. I couldn't get out of there fast enough.... More

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Sandusky, Michigan
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

One of the better museums to go to in Salem. The first exhibit was fairly interesting, but was basically just a recording. The second exhibit a guide walked you through and if you had questions you could ask. Our guide was very good and we enjoyed his tour.

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Darlington, South Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

This was my favorite museum in Salem! Gives a good description of the events leading up to the Salem Witch Trials.

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
19 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

I went here on a quick trip to Salem. It was interesting, but the two exhibits were dated. I'd suggest going there if you have free time, but not a must see.

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Glasgow, Scotland
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47 reviews 47 reviews
21 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

I'm not one to write terrible reviews often but they really need to get their act together here. Attempted to get in 3 times, yes 3 and was still turned away! First it doesn't say you have to book on a tour. A museum that you can't just go around yourself - ridiculous! Then we tried to get in at... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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83 reviews 83 reviews
22 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Only worth the time if you have no idea what happened in the Salem Witch Trials. They don't allow photography because you could skip the whole museum with just a few pictures and not miss anything. The former church its located in is from the mid 1800's and only looks interesting from the outside. Inside the first room are a... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This was not really a museum but more of a talking record of what happened during the Salem Witch era. Kitschy and kind of interesting. At least I can mark this off of my "always wanted to do list". They give you plenty of time before and after to spend money in their gift shop.

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