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Address: Washington Square North, Salem, MA 01970
Phone Number: 978-744-1692
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Not so much museum but an experience

This is a 30min presentation followed by 15 minute talk about the origins of witch craft. There is information about the Salem Witch Trials but not in the detail we had previously... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Charlotte T
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a 30min presentation followed by 15 minute talk about the origins of witch craft. There is information about the Salem Witch Trials but not in the detail we had previously had from a walking tour and had we not had that previous information the museum alone was not extensive enough. This may be better for older children and... More 

Thank Charlotte T
Dallas, Texas
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a must see stop in Salem. You don't want to miss this. You will learn all the history of the witch trials. We enjoyed this and spent about a hundred dollars. The gift shop! Haha. Don't miss this.

Thank Mary Ellen H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Knowledge of the witch trials was fascinating. I loved the visual effects in the theater and the guide was very nice.

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BP M, Guest Relations Manager at Salem Witch Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the Salem Witch Museum. It is great to hear that you found the museum to be fascinating and I will certainly pass on the kind words regarding the guide to our staff! Sincerely, Faxon M. More 

Lexington, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Starts out with a narrated account of the Salem witch trials. This is in a room and you are several scenes which are obviously quite old. It goes all around the room so here is no really good seat anywhere because at some point something will be behind you. After this you go into the second part of the tour... More 

Thank betsyprice83
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There are a few different witch themed museums in Salem naturally, but I heard this one was the most informative and least cheesy so took the time to stop by. Firstly, the museum is broken up into two halves and you must wait for the next available opening time. While waiting, the plaques on the walls have some information I... More 

Thank James I
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Teenagers reciting memorized scripts while shining lights on old manekins. Overpriced and under resourced. An expensive way to kill time. Not totally devoid of info but I'd recommend a walking tours.

Thank NSimenas
Lynn, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

with today's technology the presentation could have been more professional. You have these dressed up still figures with audio explaining the witch history. While I believe the story and history are well done, it could be more alive and interesting with modern tech. Perhaps the figures could be more robotic and speak to us.

Thank lash23_13
Chicago, Illinois
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great little history that touches on the Witch Trials and how it came about. The tour at the end was very informative. From what I understand the land in which this museum stands is tied to the witch trials as well, I would of liked to hear about that but overall good experience!

Thank AMS0924
Glastonbury, Connecticut
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147 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

As an educational background for the Salem experience, this was a fun way to spend an hour. The presentation was a bit hokey with just dioramas around the wall and a narration acting out the Salem witch trials. The second half left something to be desired. Our group filled the entire area so it was hard to see anything.

Thank Kelly H
Cape May, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

While seated in a darkened room, various panoramas light up one at a time, each one leading you further into the story of the Salem Witch Trials. It's done without making it hokey or tacky, and the narration is suitably impressive. It was amazing how quiet the room was during the presentation. Afterward, there is a continued presentation, showing how... More 

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