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Witch History Museum

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Address: 197 Essex St # 201, Salem, MA 01970-3727
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+1 978-741-7770
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Not bad if you have 30 minutes and spare change.

This attraction was short an inexpensive. You get an overview of the witch trials through the use of a short stage performance and a tour of various period scenes told through... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 4, 2016
Don S
Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For those who enjoy history this should definitely be on your list of must sees while in Salem. Educational while keeping you engaged.

Thank SimplySarabeth
Fort Lauderdale, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you enjoy history this is a fun place to visit and learn about the Witch Trials. It isn't scary but I could see it could be to very young.

Thank Steven B
Wilmington, Delaware
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

This attraction was short an inexpensive. You get an overview of the witch trials through the use of a short stage performance and a tour of various period scenes told through animatronics.

Thank Don S
New Milford, Connecticut
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016

The young lady doing the tour was more interesting than the displays themselves. Could be so much better. Needs some updates

Thank Kathy M
Brooklyn, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016

My husband and I stopped in here when we were in Salem over Halloween weekend. This museum is INCREDIBLY cheesy (which I kind of loved) and old. The museum consists of a talk up front describing the witch hysteria and answering any questions and then a guided tour through some very old animatronic scenes that were probably made in the... More 

Thank Jvalliant
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

Let me start by saying this review is mixed; my companion did like this museum but I did not. The wait time wasn't a problem as you can shop in the gift shop while waiting the 30 minutes for the next show. It was Halloween weekend, so this spot had a much shorter wait time than some of the others,... More 

Thank Julie M
Severna Park, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

My wife and I visited several "Witch Museums", and this was the best, in our opinion. The reason is that much of the presentation is acted out by real actors in period costumes. Most or all of them were drama or thespian majors from Salem college or maybe other schools. But they weren't mannequins with an automated narration, like the... More 

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Whitby, Ontario
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

I saw this museum 38 years ago and nothing has changed. The giftshop has undergone a pleasant change.

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Haverhill, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

This was the third of the three-pack ticket that we purchased. While this was interesting, we preferred both the Witch Dungeon Museum and Pirate Museum more. The wax figures could be updated a little. Was generally interesting with lots of great history provided.

Thank Winnekini
Moline, Illinois
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Standing in front of a painted door, waiting to enter the tour. Turned to my wife and said this is never a good start. They then sit us all in a big room and it looked like a bad play was ready to start. My wife said you should have checked trip advisor first! They take you in a basement... More 

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