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Salem Witch Museum - TEMPORARILY CLOSED

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Address: Washington Square North, Salem, MA 01970
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+1 978-744-1692
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Sun 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon 10:00 am - 11:59 pm
Tue - Thu 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 11:59 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. *PLEASE NOTE* - The Museum will be closed for the month of January for upgrades and maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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A bit cheesy in the beginning when seated and listening to the audio tour. They have scenes with statues while they discuss the history of the Salem Witch Trials.. Then there is... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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HRM
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I felt that this display/museum was very dated. it seems like a tourist attraction from the early sixty's. Old dusty mannequins and out dated lighting. The sound track still holds water. Though some of the remarks in the narrative in my opinion are no longer relevant. The "walk through time". At the end of the tour. That compares Olde Tyme... More 

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Thank Shanghai-McCoy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a way to learn about the trials. Definitely a somber experience. The guide was incredibly knowledgeable and you could tell she enjoyed what she was doing which made the whole experience that much more memorable.

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Thank SimplySarabeth
New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A bit cheesy in the beginning when seated and listening to the audio tour. They have scenes with statues while they discuss the history of the Salem Witch Trials.. Then there is a walking tour with a guide explaining more historical dates and events.

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Thank Sojourn3
Fort Lauderdale, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you enjoy learning history this is a fun place to visit. It's not scary and is very educational. Also visit the oldest Candy Shop in America which is close by.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There are two parts to this museum. The first part is outstanding, with dioramas and accurate tellings of the history. The second part was horrific. This was a guided tour with more information in another part of museum. It was pure propaganda for the promotion of witchcraft. I was not there for that. I didn't want to see the trials... More 

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Thank RiverBirch1967
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So I chose between this museum and the other one in town. From the outside, it looked very exciting and big. There's two parts to this experience; first is you sit through a presentation where statues light up to narration. It's educational, but not entertaining and somewhat outdated. Part two; get broken into two groups to listen to a person... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Check this item off the bucket-list! Was pretty amazing being there on Halloween night. Suitable for all ages. That being said, after 8pm, I'd take kids to the house, gets pretty crowded.

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Florence, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We liked this spot for the historic appearance of the church in which it was located. A drama was presented that was nice and gave perspective but a lot was too old and worn. We went to another place later with a live performance that was better. Especially interesting were the replicas of the cells in which prisoners were kept.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very lame. They are renovating so hopefully the museum will be improved. It's very dated and limited. Could be so interesting but it's basically 3 glorified dioramas that lead into a big gift shop. Shop seems to be the point of the museum. Visitors are accompanied from station to station so it's tour only. Information and display outdated and limited.... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a waste of time and money. $11 per person to listen to a dated recording as you watch lights change focus on various dusty scenes. Very poorly done!! Avoid this rip off!!!

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

Thank you for your review of the Salem Witch Museum. I am sorry to read that you did not enjoy your time at the museum. If you would like to email me personally at FaxonM@salemwitchmuseum.com, I would love to hear further feedback from you so we can continue to improve the museum. Sincerely, Faxon M. More 

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