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Address: Forest River Park, Salem, MA 01970
Phone Number: 978-744-8815
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Description: Established in 1930, this recreated fishing village was one of America's...
Established in 1930, this recreated fishing village was one of America's first living history museums.
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losing it spark

time has not been kind to this exhibit once it was well kept and interesting maybe the future will bring back its glory

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Poinciana, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Great for a different experience with a little county and history.it's very cool weather there are many places to eat the scenic view is pretty. Many different places to stay from hotels to bend and. Breakfast.the dress is very casual.

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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

time has not been kind to this exhibit once it was well kept and interesting maybe the future will bring back its glory

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 via mobile

I understand its inside but I wa spooking forward to this place inparticular and got there and it was closed! I was so sad! Drove 7 hours too :(

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New Orleans, Louisiana, Usa
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205 reviews 205 reviews
60 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Being with the media we received passes to their Halloween telling of the beginning of the witch trials. A haunted forest of sorts. This thing has SO much potential to be great but needs a LOT of work. The story is great but with a large group it's confusing and some of the "scenes" Galen at the front of the... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I would recommend the night time tours on the Weekend where actors read stories written during the time of the Witch Trials-although you can't take pictures, I would recommend going back during the day to take pictures of the place.

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Lynn, Massachusetts
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This is a fabulous place to get a real sense of what the first colonists faced; I doubt any of us would make it now. The earth mounds they lived in before they could build, and their stories sent back home-they said the cod were so abundant that they felt they could walk across the ocean home, as the sea... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Would rather visit during the day.. But went to the after dark tour. Poor lighting and coordination but they actors were great.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This place is great! The houses, the street and the costumes take you right back to the early 1600s. But most of all, the character actors are superb! Their language, their manner and their knowledge are impressive. My only recommendation is that in view of the profile of the average visitor, a few more places to sit down might work... More 

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New York City, New York
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109 reviews 109 reviews
39 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Great site to visit for good amount of history. Well worth the trip & u can get a combo pass to witch house which is a great deal. Come & visit.

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Buffalo, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

They could have done so much more with this. Essentially, you walk through Pioneer Village at night...and a few people occasionally jump out (from places that can be identified minutes ahead of time with obvious flashlights) with cheap costumes and poor performances. Very disappointing, indeed...

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