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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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This museum offers guided tours. They last about 45 minutes. I found the museum interesting and educational. Our guide was very knowledgeable. Was good with answering question... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
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Brentwood, New Hampshire
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

It is a must-see! The kids really got into the whole experience and after we left, they were talking about it all day! not only was it entertaining, but it was very informative. Something for everyone. Great gift shop too!

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Brisbane, Australia
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

There is plenty to do in Salem if you're looking for something serious and academic. If you want a break then this museum is a bit of fun! Tells the story in quite an entertaining manner. Fantastic gift shop as well with heaps of books and educational resources on the trials.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Your $10 experience starts with an audio guide to a set of dioramas depicting the timeline and highlights of the Salem Witch Trials. Then you move into a "museum" style display where a guy explains all about the timeline on the wall. I was bored and disappointed.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I would have to disagree with some of the negative reviews, although we toured Salem in early March with a ton of snow on the ground and very few tourists (and very few other things open in Salem). Apparently I never had history lessons on the American side of the Witch Trials, because I knew none of the information presented,... More 

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Plaquemine, Louisiana
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This is by far, the lamest museum I've ever been to. The presentation about the witch trials was absolutely ridiculous. It's not worth your time or money. Very embarrassing.

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Vancouver, British Columbia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Educational for teenagers, certainly not academic. All in all a little condescending, looking for "oohs" and "ahhs", rather than an in-depth learning perspective. If you've read the the first chapter in a book about the Witch Trials, you're already beyond this place.

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Houston, Texas
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This museum offers guided tours. They last about 45 minutes. I found the museum interesting and educational. Our guide was very knowledgeable. Was good with answering question and fielding comments. I'm glad we went through the museum, although it seemed a bit expensive for the time allowed for the tour.

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Easthampton, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Everyone must do this once when going to Salem. I would recommend doing it off season (Just not the fall and/or near Halloween) to avoid long lines.Super fun though!

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

It was a story telling museum, nothing special here. Other than the history of the Salem witch trials nothing of historical value in this place.

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Indiana
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The show and tour last about an hour and its something that should not be missed. the experience is 2 parts. 1st part is an audio and visual retailing about the witch trials based on facts that is a great history lesson. The 2nd part is a small tour that walks you through the origins of witches through history. It... More 

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