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Address: Washington Square North, Salem, MA 01970
Phone Number: 978-744-1692
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Visitors experience the panic of the Witch Trials of 1692 through this...

Visitors experience the panic of the Witch Trials of 1692 through this museum's dramatic use of sets and lighting.

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you basically pay $11 to go into this room and watch a timeline of what happened during the Salem witch trials (stuff you have probably heard over and over again) they do have a... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Baltimore, Maryland
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

explained all about the trials and witch hangings. Explained about witches all through histiry to t he present.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

you basically pay $11 to go into this room and watch a timeline of what happened during the Salem witch trials (stuff you have probably heard over and over again) they do have a cool visual but it was literally things I've heard 100 times before. and then they take you into the second part where they talk about how... More 

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Stevens Point, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My daughter and I did this on our way to Gloucester. We did not research this before going, and were somewhat surprised that this was not a museum with artifacts from the Witch Trials. Instead, it was a staged presentation through various scenes of the events during the Witch Trials. While informative and still interesting, this was not a highlight... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The correct travel date is September of 2003 ............The moment I entered the vicinity of Salem Mass. without even knowing it.....I had just been shown where my heart and soul fit into my thoughts and personal quest to find my spiritual path.....My life has continued to grow into greatness since that day.....My life changed and I began to understand things... More 

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Alamogordo, New Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A lot of money for a cheesy production. The diorama was hard to see from the low angle of the seats and the story wasnt anything special, standard typical story of the Salem witch trials. The people who worked there were very nice and the gift shop was full of the standard tourist crap. Skip this one unless you have,one... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

While I expected actors or moving animatronics for this attraction, I found stationary statues & a recording. However, I still believe that they did what they could with what they had, & it still had the intended effect. I especially enjoyed the nod to the history in part two of the exhibit, involving modern-day witchcraft--as I, myself, practice this. The... More 

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New Castle, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Witches of Salem is a subject that many people have pondered over the centuries regarding whether they were real or if the community overreacted because of some things that transpired. The tour provides a lot of history about what happened back then. Some say that they were real. I am not sure what to believe. The tour was very... More 

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Thank Curt K
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

When I decided to go with family to the Salem Witch Museum, I expected to see artifacts and other items from the witch trials. This was not the case. The museum was more of a wax museum that told a story of how the trials started and told what went on and how it ended. There were no artifacts that... More 

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Sebastian, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I had high expectations of this museum because it was one of the top museums in Salem. However, I was very unimpressed when it came to the actual tour. The tour begins in an auditorium with wax figures (not quite sure what they were) around the room and a prerecorded voice narrating the tour. The wax figurines didn't do anything... More 

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Vero Beach, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The visit to the museum was included in our Go Boston pass. That being said, I would not have been happy if we actually paid full price to get in. Seems like it hasn't been updated since 1692. First half hour is sitting in a room where they illuminate scenes while explaining the witch hysteria. This is complete with horribly... More 

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