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Witch History Museum

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197 Essex St # 201, Salem, MA 01970-3727
+1 978-741-7770
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We made the mistake of confusing this "museum" with another one with a similar name. This one is a collection of old wax figures located in a basement. If you live in the area or if you have plenty of time, then it'd be ok,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Nalalita
Reviewed 1 week ago

Please be aware that there are two Witch Museum in Salem, one is called the Salem Witch History Museum and the other is just Salem Witch Museum. Salem Witch History is in Witch Village at 197 Essex St, and was closed until April according to...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Michael B
Reviewed October 30, 2018 via mobile

You start with a brief introduction and then go downstairs to see some dioramas and listen to information about the witch trials from a guide and also via recordings. It was okay but nothing special. Not sure it is worth the $10 price of admission...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ChaosAngel
Reviewed October 23, 2018

Previous reviewers nailed the experience. The main exhibits are dioramas in building basement depicting events of this brief, tragic American historic incident. Old department-store models in an anachronistic mish-mash of costumes approximating the era, and cringe-worthy depictions of Native Americans. Narration is done partly by...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Karras
Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

There were no historical artifacts on display, just a walk-through story which was badly outdated. Tour area smelled musty/moldy.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SummerinNY
Reviewed October 12, 2018

You walk into an uninviting large room, sit down, and are greeted by a guide in costume who explains a bit about the witch hysteria, then takes you downstairs. There are several wax figures displayed in scenes describing the various events. Not impressed, I think...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

This museum is not worth the time or money spent . They had too many people on the tour and we could not see the exhibits except for briefly walking by them . The exhibits were cheesy and looked like someone’s basememt representation of the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank patriot2011
Reviewed October 7, 2018

Recommend you visit this and many other sites at a different time. Every year there are more and more people there in October. October is great for walking around and soaking up the Halloween atmosphere and see the many vendors set up. Recommend going another...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank BAR845
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Booked this tour as part of Princess Cruises as an excursion. Pick something else to do for 7.5 hours. What a waste of money and time. Trapped in a bus for hours. Saw museum and it was really cheesy. Saw no witches houses. No time...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank smilj929
Reviewed September 14, 2018

Friendly staff, tour guide was informative and knowledgeable, was Not a long drawn out production.....well worth $11.00 per person.....

Date of experience: September 2018
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September 30, 2018|
Response from GerriS63_10 | Reviewed this property |
Everything in Salem is pretty walkable so if you park at the visitor’s center you should be fine.