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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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OK for a 45 min diversion

As visitors from UK it is one of the things you should do! I, wife and daughter thought it OK but son thought it was lame. This was good as it made us look into checking out other... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

I took my kids to see the museum, just like my parents did 40+ years ago. It hasn't changed. While the information is good - and for a brief presentation, you get a good overview of the story, they really need to update the media. In 2016, patrons are used to high definition pictures and realistic sounds and experiences coming... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Typical tourist attraction offering, very educational. Staff were knowledgeable and courteous. Great for all ages.

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Thank Mell S
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The presentation of the Salem witch trials was very outdated. I would think that this being a big draw for tourists there would be a more modern way of depicting the story to engage the visitors.

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

As visitors from UK it is one of the things you should do! I, wife and daughter thought it OK but son thought it was lame. This was good as it made us look into checking out other interpretations of what went on. Other reviews have highlighted passive nature of the visitor who will see figures lit up and teen... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Associated entities, this and the Witch Dungeon could have been much, much better. So much history and disappointingly presented. Our particular Witch Museum volunteer was informative but fairly robotic ... probably as a result of repeated tours. Had we to do it again, we would not have taken the time to go to Salem or spent the money on these... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went in October so it was extremely busy. The show/tour was a bit dated but if you are at all interested in the history of witches in Salem, this is a good place to get started. For your money you get two presentations; one with some neat sets, and one given by their knowledgeable guides.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very simple presentation,yet very informative. Very friendly staff. One part of the history of the Salem Witch persecutions.

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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Accept it for what it is. Don't go in expecting a big, fancy museum. It's fun, and educational, and It's a great activity for a visit to Salem

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It's been a long term wish to visit Salem and this museum made it a great day. It gives the history and the context of the witch hunt. There are two different displays and the historical accuracy is spot on and different to the stories often connected to Salem. A must do if in Salem.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A must see in salem. If you keep your sticker they give you a list of places you can get other discounts. We saved the cost of the museum in dinner and a tarot reading.

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