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Gallows Hill Museum/Theatre

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Address: 7 Lynde St, Salem, MA 01970-3403 (Formerly The Witches Cottage at The Griffen Theatre)
Phone Number: +1 978-825-0222
11:00 am - 6:15 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 6:15 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 7:15 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

Gallows Hill is an incredible mix of special effects, live performance,...

Gallows Hill is an incredible mix of special effects, live performance, costumes, story-telling, diversions, exhilarating surprises and jump scares blended with historical facts about the WITCH TRIALS, ghosts and local legends. An attraction not to be missed. Our lobby is now a mini-museum, with wall portraits come to life, with information on Salem witchcraft history and mythology. You also find Sheriff Corwin, the infamous sheriff of the witch trials, and an old witch from the mythological world of witchcraft. Perfect for picture taking! Gallows Hill makes for a complete interactive and memorable experience that returning visitors continue to see year after year! Open for group tours from March to Mid November. Currently open to the public Only in October.

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Energetic & enthusiastic performance!

The house manager & his lovely actress put on a great performance for our group of 7th graders. They were lively, enthusiastic and very interactIve with our group. I would... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2016
Old Orchard Beach, Maine
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Old Orchard Beach, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

The house manager & his lovely actress put on a great performance for our group of 7th graders. They were lively, enthusiastic and very interactIve with our group. I would absolutely recommend bringing pre-teens through high school students to this show. Well done & thanks!

1 Thank Mcburke
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Gallows Hill made waiting in line fun. Actors in character were outside to entertain us while we waited. Once we got inside, there was sufficient space to sit. One family had to leave because their child got scared in the dark so it may not be a good activity for kids that are afraid of the dark. The show was... More 

1 Thank Marlee L
Waltham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

Gallow Hills provided a great experience for our group. It was just right for a diverse group and the show provided something for everyone, some fun and just the right amount of creepy. I was very impressed with the level of professionalism of the acting, special effects and story.

Thank gwarc2015
Reading, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

I've taken a student group to the theater show and the trolly tour twice. Both are fantastic and Erik and the others at Gallows go out of their way to accommodate groups. Thanks for everything!

Thank MicheleRamsey1
Concord, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

The tour with BMW, Black Mary Widow, was the funniest tours ever. She was great. Request her when u book this tour. Laughed the whole time. Also, the theater show was extremely professional. We went to other shows in town and this one is by far the top of the line.

1 Thank tomtheo1958
Bristol, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

We went to Gallows Hill and saw the show they do regarding witchcraft. There were only four people in the audience, a not very busy Friday afternoon, but the staff did a great job with putting on an enjoyable performance. After, the actors answered some questions we had regarding Salem in general, which was very nice and helpful.

Thank Allyyy8
Mullica Hill, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

We visited Salem last week for a few days and decided to do the G&L tour for some spooky night time fun and it did not disappoint. Our guide the infamous Dr Sanguinary was scary and hilarious, his interactions with driver Doug and ad lib was great. Highly recommend you do this tour, time well spent. Sure it was dark... More 

Thank Wads80
New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

BMW (Black Mary Widow) even though not German was awesome. Combo tickets highly recommended. Very' very entertaining.

1 Thank Tina D
Salem, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

Unfortunately, it was pouring down rain during our evening tour, so absolutely nothing was visible through the fogged-up windows & plastic shades. We might as well have been in Kansas for all that we could see. The costumed guide did a monologue that was supposed to be spooky & funny, but it was neither--at best, it was silly. The tour... More 

Thank Colleycibber
Erik R, Owner at Gallows Hill Museum/Theatre, responded to this review

So sorry that you didn't like the Ghosts & Legends trolley Tour! Yes, true, when it's raining, you can't see very well at all out of the windows. It's unfortunate, but sometimes happens. As to the stops, our tour is only 50 minutes, so we choose the stops we like most. We don't skip anything, the locations that you mentioned... More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This is a really well done attraction. The actors were hysterical and completely professional. The performance was well done and we laughed and jumped many times throughout the performance. The lobby area was very well done as well. This was a great way to spend an hour while in Salem. I do think it is best with a large group... More 

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