I purchased the 4 way spellbound tour pass, at the student's price, which granted me addmission to the spellbound museum, ghostly theatre and two walking tours.
The first tour was the cemetary tour at 3pm. Our tour guide Tom was extremely friendly, knowlegable, funny and seemed to enjoy his job wich is always a plus. We started out in front of the Salem Visitor's center and followed our guide to different interesting spots with tons of photo opportunities and rich history including the Old Burying Point Cemetary. The tour was well paced, fun and educational.
The next walking tour was the vampire tour at 8pm which also went to different interesting spots and included real historically accurate information about how vampyrism is connected to Salem. I was as happy with the night tour, a very large group of what looked like close to 50 people or more, as I was with the day time witch/cemetary tour.
The Spellbound museum is a small museum consisting of several rooms where no photography is allowed. Each room is themed like vampires, voodoo, ghosts ect...There are fun exhibits like the sasquatch skull or shrunken heads and are all fascinating but mostly in good humor. The museum took about 25-30 minutes to walk trhough if you look at each item and read each card or story. The museum was very similar to the Ye Olde Curiosity museum/shop in Seattle.
The ghostly theatre is a 25 minute or so presentation in a small dark room decorated with spooky stuff. Several rows of chairs are set out for customers and the lights are turned off. A recording comes on telling the a ghost story. As the story is being told different decorations such as a mouted wolf's head or hatchet are lit up on the wall for the listener to focus on.
I felt the story was well told and and it was kind of nice to sit down and just listen and use my imagination for close to a half hour.
The spellbound museum is okay. I think some people will be disapointed expecting to see something less artificial but those with a good sense of humor or interest in stuff that is just weird and fun to look at will appreciate it.
I only paid $30, being a student, for my 4 way pass and felt that the value of the tour exceeded the price I paid. I recommend just going for it and buying the 4 way pass because you'll get a lot of history and entertainment out of it and for a low cost.
I met Mollie when I turned my paypal receipt in for my ticket and she was very nice and easy to talk to and not at all pushy. I mention this because as you walk the streets of Salem you are constantly bombarded by tour company employees seeking to sell you tickets and sign you up for tours in the most obnoxious manner possible.
None of the people I saw at Spellbound or came into contact with, Mollie, Tom and Jeff, were like this at all. I really appreciate that.
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