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“Goofy but interesting” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Salem Wax Museum of Witches & Seafarers

Salem Wax Museum of Witches & Seafarers
288 Derby St., Salem, MA 01970
978 740 2929
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Ranked #33 of 36 Attractions in Salem
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Owner description: This wax museum covers Salem's two most famous archetypes - witches and sailors.
North of Boston
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“Goofy but interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

This place is no madame curig ? (spelling) but just as fun. Tells the history of the witch trials with funky displays. All part of the experience. Go ahead, enter if you dare.

Visited September 2012
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Waretown
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“Outdated and Not Impressive - Skip It”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

Ok so this "Museum" gives you a little history with very outdated displays. The "museum" is very small and can be completely covered in less than ten minutes. This is nothing more than a tourist trap and really something to do only if you don't care or don't know better.

Visited October 2012
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“Horrible”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

What a disappointment. Even if I hadn't paid for the ticket, I still would have been disappointed in the lack of effort in the statues. Looked more like poorly posed manaquins then a wax statue.

Visited October 2012
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“Not exactly Madame Tussauds.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Old, falling apart, missing pieces, pretty much paying to look at junk. Save your money, take a walk down to the wharf.

Visited October 2012
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“Boring....”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

We toured this with the Salem Wax Museum's halloween package. I was very disappointed in the whole package, except the Candlelit tour. I didn't enjoy these wax figures, as I have at other wax museums. The plaques were educational but nothing exciting. Downstairs was more for kids entertainment, as you could do some small activities.

Visited October 2012
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