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Salem Witch Museum

Washington Square North, Salem, MA 01970
978-744-1692
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Ranked #34 of 44 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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Salem, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

Dusty, uninteresting. In the age of computers & great animation, this is simply old fashioned. I've taken my grandchildren, but there's so much more to Salem and better presentations of history. Read about it rather than spend the time here.

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Melrose, Massachusetts
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28 reviews 28 reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I lived in Salem for 6 years and we went here during one of the "free for residents" weeks. It was really kind of bad. Dull. Kids will be bored. Adults will be bored.

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New York City, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

If this cost maybe $2, I would have found it amusing. But for $10 it was an insult. As you probably have read in the other reviews, this is not even given by a tour guide nor is it an actual museum. It is 2 rooms where you sit or stand and listen to a prerecorded presentation while wax figures/mannequins... More

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Seattle, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

What a waste. Almost $10 in early April. And what is it? You go into this room, really stuffy and hot, sit on uncomfortable seats, while wax tableaus on the walls are highlighted and a soundtrack dialogue is run. The dialogue is overly dramatic and silly, the figures around the room, so you have to get up and move to... More

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Treorchy, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Just a load of plastic figures with a light shining on them & a speaker system telling you the story, I would not bother again...........

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Warwick, New York
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59 reviews 59 reviews
29 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

This is a good place to start your visit to Salem, as it provides an overview of the 1692 Salem Witch Trials. You purchase a ticket and as a large group, are escorted into a large room with mannequins that surround the top of the room. There are chairs all around to sit in. It gets pretty dark and the... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

This place is misleading in it's name. It's not a museum but a very basic audio show with tired looking static mannequins. Details are light on and the staff didn't seem overly knowledgeable when people asked questions. Just read the Wiki page on the witch trials and save your time and money for doing other things in Salem.

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

The tour took you into a room where you listened to the story / history of the witch trials and looked at mannequins set up to tell the story. It was interesting. But would be better if it was up to date with technology.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

Me and my husband went here and we found it educational and fun. The presentation at the start was very dramatic and atmospheric and told the whole story of the witch trials. The next guided section around a gallery was lead by a guide called Peter who was very friendly and knew his stuff. Personally, I enjoy having a tour... More

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New York City, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Not really a museum, more like a audio visual show with bad mannequins. The building itself is amazing and beautiful, the staff are very polite and informative.

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