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Address: 57 Wharf St, Pickering Wharf, Salem, MA 01970-5112
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+1 978-584-1569
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The World of Witches Museum is a different witch museum located in Salem,...

The World of Witches Museum is a different witch museum located in Salem, Massachusetts. This museum is designed and operated by Rev. Don Lewis who has written over 9 books on the subject of witches and witchcraft. This museum takes you through Neanderthal times all the way up to modern day witchcraft and witch trials still going on today. So, if you ever wondered why witches are green, fly on brooms and have pointed hats this museum is for you.

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CLOSED in 2012

Salem has too many attractions with similar names! This one opened in 2010 as a museum about modern practicing Witches on Pickering Wharf and it closed in 2012. This attraction... read more

Reviewed November 20, 2015
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The Ladies Did A Great Job Of Explaining How False Accusations All started Along With A Small Presentation . It Is Located In A church Just Across The street From The Original Park Where The hangings Took Place . Really Neat Gift Shop .

Thank Brenda P
Corinth, Texas
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Reviewed December 12, 2016 via mobile

We couldn't leave without visiting the Salem witches museum. It's fitting that the museum is held in a remodeled Church. After a break wait you are allowed to go inside and begin the tour. Interesting information given throughout the museum tour, not exactly what I expected but my family enjoyed the experience. There is a gift shop on site that... More 

1 Thank Teresa O
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed November 20, 2015

Salem has too many attractions with similar names! This one opened in 2010 as a museum about modern practicing Witches on Pickering Wharf and it closed in 2012. This attraction had nothing to do with the 1692 Essex county witch-hunt. Some of the reviews here refer to the Salem Witch Museum on Washington Square.

2 Thank genwings
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed September 28, 2015

Informative but contrived. The name sells you. The narrative was a bit Vincent Price. Displays tried to tie in witch hunt, McCarthyism and AIDS. What a stretch.

1 Thank 190MikeM190
Meers, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed September 11, 2015

The Salem Witch Museum examines the events leading up to the Witch Trials of 1692. Visitors are seating on benches and various "stages" are lit in sequence with an audio narration explaining the events of the era. The presentation is based on actual trial documents. You will experience the drama and be witness to the web of lies and intrigue... More 

Thank 143Rusty143
Manorville, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

Don't waste your money There were some decent parts that were informative about witches at that time and some history of witches and how the prosecuted them

1 Thank gakele75
Tavernier, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
Reviewed October 28, 2014

We visited here while in Salem. It is done pretty good and seems to be based on the original witches trials.

Thank Susan A
Sunshine Coast, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed October 29, 2012 via mobile

For about $15 per person expected more than sitting on benches in a large room for 15-20 minutes looking at lighted room settings with a taped commentary. Have seen more on TV on NatGeo and Discovery. The room next door had some interesting glass showcases about the witchcraft story and then a large gift shop. Struck me as a big... More 

1 Thank ozeeboy
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed January 9, 2012

I have a very high tolerance for kitch and quirk, but this was truly horrible. From the moment we bought our tickets on, we were treated rudely, and led through a museum that I probably could have created in my apartment with minimal effort and a single trip to Goodwill. The exhibits posters looked like someone's 6th grade science fair... More 

19 Thank Nechama R
Deerfield, Massachusetts
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Reviewed October 27, 2011

This tour is a great means of learning some of the local facts quickly and effectively.

1 Thank Steve W

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