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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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Nice But Outdated

This "museum" unfortunately did not meet expectations. The show, while very informative was lacking and is in serious need of a update. It sounded like you listening to a PSA... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Hot Springs, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Loved everything about Salem and the museum was intriguing. ..lots if stairs! The reenactment that is done before the tour is good. Very nice gift shop and picture opportunities!

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Clarks Summit, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

A very good overview of the Salem Witch trials. Very informative. Two parts. Gift shop. I am so glad we did this first. Absolutely a must.

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Oneonta, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This "museum" unfortunately did not meet expectations. The show, while very informative was lacking and is in serious need of a update. It sounded like you listening to a PSA recorded in the 60s/70s. The people who run it are very nice and pleasant but if your looking for something more exciting and "museum-ish" go elsewhere.

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Sycamore, Illinois
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Even though the dioramas are a bit old, we really enjoyed the presentation and the history lesson. It's amazing how much historical misinformation there is about the Salem witch trials. Really fun!

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Ipatinga, MG
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Nice histories, a great play. Awesome sound and visual effects. Children under 3 can become really scared, so should be preserved.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Personally I enjoyed the museum and their presentation on the witch trials. They have you in the middle of a huge theatre and work their way around the room discussing who, what, where, when and why the Salem witch trials occurred. The mannequin figures are a bit dated and cheesy, but the information was good! Was inexpensive and I felt... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We aren't into the witchy part of Salem, but it was a good overview of the witch trials. The shop was decent size and had many tourist items for sale, mostly (of course) on the witchy side. The presentation was 'ok' but, with no actual 'acting' and just narration while scenes lit up at each particular moment, it provides a... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is one of the most popular museums in Salem. Does a great job explaning the history of the Salem witch trials. I suggest seating near the light up circle in the middle of the floor. The only negative thing I have to say about this place is there history of witchcraft it self they call the second presentation. Being... More 

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Bordentown, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Forget about it ... just take a walk through the city ... the Witch House thing is just a bunch of clippings posted to "artifacts" which are hard to read in anycase. The admission fee is $8 and honestly should be free to visitors.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

I was really excited to visit here- even going 45 minutes out of our way, but I was kind of disappointed. The museum staff was really great but I just felt like it needs an upgrade. You start by going to a dark room with a glowing red circle on the floor that has the names of the accused. Parts... More 

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Address: Address: Washington Square North, Salem, MA 01970
Phone Number: 978-744-1692
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Salem
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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