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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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The Salem Witch Museum was a place that I had always wanted to go and visit. Glad that I finally made it but I was really dissapointed. I think that it's much more hype than... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Houston, Texas
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286 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The Salem Witch Museum was a place that I had always wanted to go and visit. Glad that I finally made it but I was really dissapointed. I think that it's much more hype than actual history. I would recommend to skip this and find other things to do.

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Waupaca, Wisconsin, United States
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We found this museum to be more of a presentation of information of 1692 but it was nicely done. The history of the witch trials is something that is interesting and the basis for this town's tourism business.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

There are 2 parts to the presentation. First you sit in a dark room for approx 30 min with audio while exhibits up on the wall light up when being spoke about. Informational but definitely biased as we found all exhibits in the city to be. This is followed by a walk around a room with a guide explaining pictures... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I think the Salem Witch Museum is such an integral visit in Salem. It is an an informative way to learn the history of the Salem Witch trials. I most appreciated the discussion at the end of the tour that provides context to what it means to be a witch today and reclaiming the word after it has been misconstrued... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We were very disappointed with this Museum, and with Salem in general. Instead of a history lesson, the whole town was more like a cheap, run-down, commercialized Ripley's Believe it or not. We drove several hours out of our way to visit Salem, but would have been better off watching a PBS documentary.

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Hummelstown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Very educational museum divided into two sections. The first is a large room surrounded on all sides by dioramas depicting the events of the Salem Witch Trials. A recording tells the story as various dioramas light up to help tell the story. The second section is given by a tour guide who explains modern witches today. I liked the way... More 

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Sandy Hook, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Good place to check out. Salem is NOTHING like it used to be at Halloween time it's way too commercialized now, but This one spot hasn't changed. Lot's to see and a little show.

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Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I went in there knowing nothing about the witch trials so i did learn a whole lot, but it was far from what i expected it to be, the first presentation was really nice but the second could have been a self guided tour, cool thing to check out while in Salem

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Farmington, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Reviews of this attraction are mixed. Some people like it because of the cheese factor, and some don't think that it's worth the $10.50 entrance fee for a diorama and quick overview of witches. I really liked the diorama, so if you are into that, go. You can go to the gift shop for free if you don't care to... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Informative first stop in Salem for an overview of the 1692 history of the Salem witch trials. This is a museum for those seeking a quick overview, not the serious historian. As the room darkens, Salem's history, the witch trials and scenes are depicted in a series of life-size animated scenes illuminated to draw your attention from one scene to... More 

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