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Salem Witch Museum

Washington Square North, Salem, MA 01970
978-744-1692
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Ranked #31 of 42 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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Colchester, Connecticut
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Not like I remember it from the 70's. it could be made more interesting, actually quite boring. Learned something from the dialogue but the effects were actually very low budget.

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chicago, il
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

I felt like I was on vacation in the 60's . the tour is manikins dressed up and recorded narrator over big box speakers as you sit still on benches!! They should close and do a complete refurbish.

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Houston, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I was super excited about coming here my husband was not. Everything was completely over done. I did enjoy walking around the city, because it was a cute little town, but other than that I wouldn't recommend.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

It was definitely not what I expected but I learned something from it! I got in free with the Boston Go pass which you should definitely buy if you are going to be in Massachusetts and seeing all the historic sights there. If you go with the pass I would say it was ok and somewhat worth it! If you... More

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Spring Hill, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Honestly, they should pay you $22 to sit through this. It's horrible. They have mannequins set up in scenes from the witch trials that are lit up while the most boring speaker in the history of speaking tells a monotonous tale of the Salem Witch Trials. To add insult to $22 injury, they are insanely rude about photography and cell... More

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Grand Blanc, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Having grown up in MA I had been here before as a child so on our recent trip to New England to see family I brought my daughters to see it. It's less a museum and more just an informational show. It is a little outdated seeing as it's exactly the same as I remember it from when I was... More

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Montreal, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Omg what an overpriced museum! First it's horribly outdated and it looks like they didn't know what else to put into the exhibit so they put the wizard of oz witch and the bewitched witch? What does that have to do with Salem? Not worth the $32 we paid at all.

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Mission Viejo, CA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This was not a museum, they have a small one after you sit through the presentation. So, they take you into an auditorium with vignettes on display. You sit down and they come to life (think Disney like characters, but not as good). The tell the story of the witch trials. Because they are in a circle around the room,... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

Very outdated experience for the higher cost of a ticket compared to other historical sites. Skip it and read the cliff notes

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Wilmington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We ignored the reviews and went anyway; we left after the first part was over and didn't care about the second part. Find something else to do, but do not waste your money on this attraction. The beginning seemed like it might be worthwhile, but the seating was inadequate and the tableau features were amateur at best.

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