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Salem Witch Museum

Washington Square North, Salem, MA 01970
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Ranked #30 of 41 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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Huntington Station, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

The show in the theater at the beginning of the tour has a terribly outdated sound system. The content is very educational however. The tour guide through the rest of the museum was very knowledgeable and quite well-spoken.

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New York City, New York
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113 reviews 113 reviews
20 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

TRAVESTY that took place Salem Mass history. The deliberate murder of innocent people due to religious hatred and political prejudice and hysteria . A REAL heartbreaking event. (Which of course, continues to this very day all over the world ) But this exhibit would make you believe that it ( killing of innocents) all ended in Salem Mass. The presentation... More

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Worth seeing at least once. Gives the history of salem and the witch trials. They only let you in at certain times. I think every half hour it runs. Gift shop has alot not all salem related either.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

I really didn't like this museum. I appreciated the reminder of what happened during the witch trials, but this place seemed silly. If you already know about the witch trials, I would not recommend this.

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Kenmore, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

The Salem Witch museum is nice. The performance is good and the brief history is ok. However, I thought there'd be more about the witches than just the history you here throughout Salem. I wanted to learn more about the people accused and that's what I thought this was.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Although the presentation was not high tech, (which I frankly appreciated) the viewers got an entirely different and apparently historically accurate description of the Salem Witch Trials. Additionally, the discussion about female healers being a threat to the organized religion at the time and thus turned into witches was fascinating. The discussion of the basis of prejudice was also enlightening.... More

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Long Beach, New York, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

If you're looking to get Salem's witchy history summed up in about 40 minutes, this is a good place to do that. You enter a room with a red circle on the floor containing the names of people who lost their lives during the witch hysteria. If you're able to sit in the center of the room, do so. There... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Come check this out especially on your first trip to Salem. Very enlightening to the history and overall ideas. Much more in the city to do but carve some time at least once

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New Haven, Connecticut
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48 reviews 48 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

It seemed that many bashed this as it's not a typical museum, but I really enjoyed it. The first part has a narrator telling a story while wax figures are depicted in numerous environments. The second part goes over the history of the witch from the past to the present. The price was reasonable and worth a visit if you... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

I felt robbed of time and money wheni left this 'museum'. They sit you in a room surrounded by dummies and they light them up one by one telling you stories. You have to keep moving around to see what's going on no matter where you sit. The stories they tell are lengthy and you can't help but be annoyed... More

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