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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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Not really a museum

This is not a museum. You sit in a small theater for about 40 minutes while they spot light static sets around the room and tell the story of how the witch hunt started. After... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Vancouver, Washington
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Vancouver, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

This is not a museum. You sit in a small theater for about 40 minutes while they spot light static sets around the room and tell the story of how the witch hunt started. After that you exit into the gift shop. Signing up for a walking tour through one of the many agencies around town is probably more interesting... More 

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Bristol, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

I first visited this museum over 20 years ago and still have vivid memories of the glowing red circle of witch hysteria victims' names on the floor in the exhibit room. The tableaux around the room are illuminated at different points of the narration to highlight various events and to identify key players in the witch trials of 1692. It... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

My friend and I spent a long weekend in Salem and went to this museum. The tour is about 40 to 45 minutes long. Half the tour is in an auditorium with scenes that show the events of the witch trails while a story plays. It gave a good details of the historical events, however I found it a bit... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I don't know if it is age or what. I remember visiting Salem in the 70’s and loving it. It was a school field trip and were learned about history and the witch trials. This was hockey and the town seems to have turned into a tourist trap instead of a quaint New England town.

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Minneapolis, MN
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Ten of us went to this museum and it wasn't worth the $10 admission price. Save your money! The presentation is on a grade school level and desperately needs updating. Hokey was the word most people in our party used to describe this museum.

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Orlando, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I am descended from Susannah (North) Martin as well as the brother of another accused "witch" (she survived) so I had already done quite a bit of research before going to this museum. I took my daughters on a trip to New England to show them some places relating to our ancestors so that they could see where history happened... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

disappointed was so excited to visit salem but did not enjoy this tour you sit in a room and view different scenes from the time of the witch trails. Tour was very cheesy and after you leave that room you are taken to a small walkthru but just wasn't what we expected.

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Marshalls Creek, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Worth visiting for the experience. The presentation is pretty neat and informative. I visited here 25 years ago, and could still remember parts of it in 2015. Had to come back for a refresher.

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Independence, Kentucky
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We visited here with a tour group on 4/5/15. To be blunt, this "museum" is an absolute waste of time and money. It's unfortunate that the town of Salem has capitalized on the witch trials in such a cheap and degrading way. This "museum" is the apex of that exploitation. You go in and sit in a circular arena type... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

once you are in Boston .. remember to go to Salem witch museum .. when you enter the city you will feel the history in front of you .. better you read the real story before you go there .. once you are there , you will feel you are charmed .. a lovely city .. i give it 5... More 

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