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Address: 197 Essex St # 201, Salem, MA 01970-3727
Phone Number: (978) 741-7770
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Informative - some of the figurines were a bit cheesy.

The tour guide was knowledgeable. Some of the figurines and scenes were a bit cheesy - some were pretty good.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Jeannette C
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Newport Pagnell, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was part of a bundle we got. $20 for here and the dungeons and the pirate museum. Definitely worth the money. A short walk between each one but we got to see so much more this way. Loved how the guides were dressed up and eager to answer questions and show us around. Go around as a small group... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The tour guide was knowledgeable. Some of the figurines and scenes were a bit cheesy - some were pretty good.

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Taylor Ridge, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While we learned a lot about the Salem witch hysteria on this tour, it was lacking in overall appeal. The tour guide speaks to the roomful of guests for a few minutes to give background and tell plan. There were too many in our tour group so we had to sit in room and wait for other half to proceed... More 

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Sterling, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum was a big disappointment. It started in a large room where the guide gave an introduction that was very hard to hear or understand. Then we were led downstairs into a dank basement where we passed several vignettes representing the events of the witch trials. The pathway was narrow causing the group to go single file past each... More 

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North Royalton, Ohio, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You sit in a room and when the story starts it lights up different rooms above and around you so you have to keep looking around to see what is highlighted next. I did not care for it.

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Earlier in the day we took the witch dungeon tour, and then opted to do this. It really wasn't necessary as the tours were very similar. I would suggest picking between either of the tours. It was such a busy tour they had to split the group into 2, which meant some waiting around (not a big deal). I'd suggest... More 

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Richland, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

Run, do not walk, away from this worthless waste of time. The "guide" could not pronounce many of the words in her script. The basement contained mannequins that we were to look at while speakers overhead provided a few meaningless "facts." Then you are pushed out the door into the gift shop. We learned nothing about Salem or the witch... More 

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Clifton, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Part of a package of 3 museums that offered a substantial discount, this museum was only so so. The initial "live" introduction was delivered by a person who tried hard but failed to capture the audience. You then walked through 15 life sized scenes that reiterated the story of the "witches".

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Thank Rich41
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Wax figures depicting events that happened in Salem regarding witch trials with a tour guide explaining, Not that interesting, perhaps it was the tour guide and how the information was portrayed.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

To do over, I would have spent more time researching other witch museum options. This was beyond underwhelming. The tour guide was difficult to hear, so I felt I missed a lot. The displays are very hokey and we moved by all of the quickly. Some good info to be had but certainly not even close to being w must... More 

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