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Salem Witch Museum

Address: Washington Square North, Salem, MA 01970
Phone Number: 978-744-1692
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Ranked #27 of 36 Attractions in Salem
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: Visitors experience the panic of the Witch Trials of 1692 through this museum's dramatic use of...
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Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

We really didn't know what to expect when going in but this turned out to be more of a theatre presentation than a museum. The tour begins with an audio visual presentation depicting the time frame of the witch activity in Salem and ends with a guided tour reviewing the timeline. It all takes about 25 mins and is reasonably... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana, Usa
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

Being in the media this is the very first place in my career that I did a live remote broadcast. They were nothing but nice and accommodating. The setting is really cool and it is ALWAYS packed. Make sure you get your tickets early and in line as its always out the door. Great history lesson.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I went here when a photo shoot fell through. Didn't waste my day at all! Very cool wax figures. Educational - plenty of interesting facts.

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Brasov County, Romania
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The theatrical scene at the beginning is concerning a story of society in Salem during witch trials and after that an interactive guided tour.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

it was OKAY... very very old displays and they all have the same dialog in every museum. I think some updating is needed.

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Bermuda
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9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Not really a historical site, just a theatrical interactive tour. Good for a bit of fun during Halloween season.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I was expecting more but my young daughter did enjoy it. It isn't for very young kids at all. It would be to scary for them. The guide for second half seemed passionate about the subject and that was nice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

loved to hear and see the history of the witches in salem. It definitely was worth it. ! 'Great experience and

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 via mobile

The place is just an atraction, not an historical site. You will hear the history and nothing more. No pictures allowed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

I liked the history lesson on witches. I didn't know the whole story and they made it very interesting to hear.

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