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World of Witches Museum

57 Wharf Street, Pickering Wharf, Salem, MA 01970
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Ranked #30 of 36 Attractions in Salem
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Owner description: The World of Witches Museum is a different witch museum located in Salem, Massachusetts. This museum is designed and operated by Rev. Don Lewis who has written over 9 books on the subject of witches and witchcraft. This museum takes you through Neanderthal times all the way up to modern day witchcraft and witch trials still going on today. So, if you ever wondered why witches are green, fly on brooms and have pointed hats this museum is for you.

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Tavernier, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We visited here while in Salem. It is done pretty good and seems to be based on the original witches trials.

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Brisbane, Australia
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27 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

For about $15 per person expected more than sitting on benches in a large room for 15-20 minutes looking at lighted room settings with a taped commentary. Have seen more on TV on NatGeo and Discovery. The room next door had some interesting glass showcases about the witchcraft story and then a large gift shop. Struck me as a big... More

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2012

I have a very high tolerance for kitch and quirk, but this was truly horrible. From the moment we bought our tickets on, we were treated rudely, and led through a museum that I probably could have created in my apartment with minimal effort and a single trip to Goodwill. The exhibits posters looked like someone's 6th grade science fair... More

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Deerfield, Massachusetts
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2011

This tour is a great means of learning some of the local facts quickly and effectively.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2011

I have visited this place several times while living in Salem., and have occasionally attended some ot the rituals. From a historical perspective, it is somwhat interesting. There is a good selection of books and other items. Ther readers, Terry (Stone Lady) and Therese are ethical and demonstrate sensitivity. However, I am disppointed in the 3 psychic readings that I... More

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Beaufort, SC
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2011

This is the only place of it's kind in Salem. World of Witches not only has a bit of history but represents what Witch Craft and Wicca are today. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. A great place to visit!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2011

This one topped out on our list of "bad/ cheap/ tacky places in Salem". It was completely low budget and gave out erroneous information. The figures were cheap as was the overall atmosphere. This should be free.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2011

The museum looks at real life witches through out history and is worth a gander. The big draw for me was that there are several psychics with different specialties. Rev Don does past life readings, Therese does palm and tarot readings, Terry read stones, and another uses automatic writing to answer your questions. I've never been to a shop that... More

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Freehold, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2011

My husband and I visited Salem for our honeymoon and The World of Witches Museum was one of our favorite places to go. Rev. Don and Katrina were so welcoming and extreamely friendly. Katrina has a vast knowledge of everything they sell in the shop and in the museum. She was a very charismatic tour guide. We can't wait to... More

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