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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
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11:00 am - 7:15 pm
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Hours:
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
Description:

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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Gallows Hill Show / Lost Museum / Trolly tour

I have been visiting Salem to celebrate Halloween for about 6 years now. This is the only show/tour that I pay for every single year. They are always looking to change and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 2, 2016
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

I have been visiting Salem to celebrate Halloween for about 6 years now. This is the only show/tour that I pay for every single year. They are always looking to change and improve so the show is a bit different every time. I love the actors in the show. They are always on their game! The Lost Museum was a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

My wife and I stopped in to the Gallow's Hill Theatre on the night before Halloween 2016. This was our fourth trip to Salem, but only our second Halloween, so we have a decent lay of the land. We'd never been to this theatre, though, so we were both excited to be enjoying not one, but two shows there, back... More 

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

We had a great Ghosts and Legands Trolley tour. We had a great guide, whose name escapes me. She was so funny and interacted with the passengers. The driver was her "father" who just got out of "prison" and just got his license back. She told humerous and at the same time informative tales of the people of Salem during... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

My friends and I drove 11 hours to Salem from Ohio. I got us tickets for the haunted trolley ride, the lost museum and the witchcraft show. All three we did back to back on Sunday and had an amazing time! The lost museum is brand new this year and was a really fun interactive haunted house with lots of... More 

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South Windsor, Connecticut
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

it was a 25 minute "presentation" that was totally amateurish and a waste of money. Be sure and skip it.

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

So sorry to hear that it wasn't to your liking. I'm assuming that you went in having no idea what it was, and then were disappointed. Yes, it's definitely only 25 minutes long as we run the show every thirty minutes. The time is noted to everyone who comes in and the info is also on our website. All other... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend, best friend and I took our first trip to Salem over the Halloween weekend which I'm sure was their peak time and the streets were crazy, Regardless of all the crowds Gallows hill kept all their guests in order and there wasn't any confusion to where we needed to be, the trolley was right on time and Black... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

Awesome! Me and black mary widow had a real connection! Her story telling was amazing and really portrayed events that took place in Salem so long ago.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

The trolley tour is a great intro to the historic Salem attractions and Black Mary Widow is a super and hilarious guide! The new "Lost Museum" attraction was also an extremely well done haunted-house that didn't disappoint! Bring friends or a date and get into the Halloween spirit!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

I cannot think of a better way to entertain out of town guests to Salem in October. The trolley tour is a perfect for all ages. It is a great way to see a lot more of the town without having to walk everywhere. Black Mary Widow tells the best stories that provide both chills and laughs. It was my... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

We did the museum which we had no clue was a haunted house! We were surprisingly scared a few times and really enjoyed it! After that we took the night trolley they have, and it was very entertaining! Hilarious guide, we think his name was Jack. He gave us some good laughs and we learned some pretty interesting things! Well... More 

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