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The Salem Witch Hunt: Examine the Evidence

2 New Liberty Street, Salem, MA
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Ranked #25 of 41 Attractions in Salem
Type: Performances
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- Jul 21, 2014
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New Haven, Connecticut
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68 reviews 68 reviews
29 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I would recommend the video as a short overview to the political events related to the Salem witch trials. Purchase the tickets from the information desk in the center of the main room. They accept credit/debit cards. The acting is just okay, and there are multiple spelling errors in the text, but it gives a good background and is definitely... More

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7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

By all means watch the theatrical "Crucible", but when you want to know the real history, you should watch this carefully researched documentary. Locally shot and beautifully produced, this movie will give you the information you need and help allay any History Channel misapprehensions.

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New York City, New York
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

The actors were amazing, I felt I was drawn into the actual scene. Worth teh small fee and teh staff was very pleasant.!!! I plan on taking my five year old in a few months.

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
33 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

We visited this late in the day and were the only paying customers there, so we were inundated with staff trying to be helpful. Knowing nothing about the story of Salem witch trials, the presentation brought it to life and explained what happened. It was very simply told.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

A good documentary that shows at the Visitor Center, and features both actors re-creating the Salem Witch Trials as well as interviews with historians/"experts". Parts of the movie seem to skip, and the dialogue isn't synched with the actors lips, but overall a good effort.

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Branson, Missouri
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80 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

While in Salem we wanted to do something that had to to with the Salem Witch Hunt. Little in the area has anything to do with the history of it. Most are modern shops and tourists traps. It was nice to do something that had some history to it. It was a cold rainy day when we visited so a... More

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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79 reviews 79 reviews
36 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

This film gives you a lot of history of the witch hysteria in Salem with a palatable mix of documentary and historical recreations. It is only 30 minutes long, but the producers pack in a lot of information in an entertaining but educational production. Highly recommended by the adults and teens in our group. We were able to ask questions... More

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Deerfield, Illinois
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

The film is excellent, and caused me to stop and think about the differences between our country's political climate today and Essex County in 1692. From those events one may project the role and the influence that the trials must have played in influencing the work of our nation's founders, less than 100 years later, when they framed separation of... More

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dallas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

I wanted to see and hear everything about the witch trials and the cause. This will take you back to that day and age and you can feel the sorrow.

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Palmyra, Virginia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

Saw tons of fake, maybe, or could have happened all over Salem, this was the first real thing we heard during our visit. Thank you.

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