Salem Witch Museum

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Salem Witch Museum
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Speciality Museums • History Museums
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Visitors experience the panic of the Witch Trials of 1692 through this museum's dramatic use of sets and lighting. Governor Charlie Baker has announced that all non-essential businesses will remain closed through May 4. The Salem Witch Museum is abiding by the precautions set forth by the Governor and health experts. We take the health and safety of our visitors, staff and community seriously and when we reopen will continue to follow protocol for keeping all safe to the best of our ability. We ask that all exercise best judgement and follow the regulations set forth by Massachusetts stay at home advisory. Thank you all for taking precautions to not spread COVID-19.
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D M
14 contributions
Not worth it
Oct 2021 • Couples
Huge waste of money and time. Entered to sit on an uncomfortable stool. Listened to the witches story while they lit up poorly lit and rundown scenes. Then went to another room to listen to more stories. People were leaving during the program.
Written October 14, 2021
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Kelsey B
Nashville, TN2 contributions
Amazing experience
Oct 2021 • Friends
The stories were told in a compelling manner and were kinda scary at some parts. I was definitely on the edge of my seat and was quickly sucked in. The second part of the tour was great too! I really like the timeline and how “witch hunts” happened before and even now. Very cool and I highly recommend!
Written October 14, 2021
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TravelMommaNash
Nashville, TN98 contributions
Fun and informative
Oct 2021 • Family
This is a fun museum with an excellent synopsis of what occurred surrounding the witch trials. I especially enjoyed the final room with the timeline and reminder of other world events dealing with mass hysteria. The audio in the first part with the set mannequins could use an update. There is a LOT of awkward moaning and groaning that sounds super sexual and had all the preteen boys in the room snickering and cutting up. We appreciated how well the employees pushed proper mask wearing from everyone inside. Overall it’s a good experience for the price, a must see in Salem.
Written October 13, 2021
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Karen P
Newington, CT51 contributions
You Have to Go at Least Once
Oct 2021
Everyone knows this "museum" is old and outdated. But it's quintessential Salem. You have to experience it at least once and appreciate it's dusty, musty charm. Having said that, upgrading to movable animatronics, a la Pirates of the Caribbean, would make the attraction much more compelling. Now that I've taken my children to see it, we have no need to go back until such time they make some substantial updates. The second part of the experience is definitely skippable. See the wax figures and then get out. The gift shop is great, and worth a stop even if you are seeing a show.
Written October 13, 2021
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Juan M
New Brunswick, NJ4 contributions
Good potential but not great experience
Oct 2021
I found this to be a beautiful building with great potential but did not find that it lived up to it. Once inside and on the tour, we were somewhat bored, but I iwll say that the stories told were cool-maybe it is the presentation as a whole that rubbed me the wrong way.

I wouldn't totally shut it down but I wouldn't make it a must see in this great city.
Written October 8, 2021
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Ann M
1 contribution
Long weekend exploring Salem with my daughter
Oct 2021 • Family
We enjoyed this tour very much. Learning about the witch hysteria was very interesting. Would highly recommend this sight to visit
Written October 3, 2021
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jalonk769
Cutchogue, NY4 contributions
Don’t bother
Oct 2021 • Friends
This was such a disappointment. A large auditorium of people surrounded by still mannequins with a recording depicting the events of Salem History and Witch Trials. Definitely don’t recommend.
Written October 3, 2021
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floridamom03
Jacksonville, FL47 contributions
Cool store, terrible museum show
Sep 2021
This was not worth the money. Needs updating big time, and the presentation was extremely boring. The gift shop had some pretty cool items, so you should at least stroll through and take a look.
Written September 30, 2021
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Jenny B
6 contributions
Dusty, Boring, Dated
Sep 2021 • Friends
Skip this tour!! You can learn more reading street plaques for free than taking this tour. It is a dated diorama and a few photographs of "witchy" items. Having Wikipedia read the page on the Salem Witch Trials would be more interesting than sitting through this voiceover with lights flashing around dusty dioramas that resemble something out of Ru Paul's nightmares.

There is NO social distancing and masks are not enforced.
Written September 30, 2021
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Audrey A
Media, PA5 contributions
Skip it
Sep 2021
If you are on the fence about doing this tour, skip it. There are plenty of better ways to learn about the witch trials in Salem. Take one of the walking history tours instead. Also, during a pandemic, this museum does not feel safe as you sit in a closed room for 25 minutes with 50-80 other folks. It's kinda cheesy and outdated.
Written September 29, 2021
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