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The Salem Witch Hunt: Examine the Evidence

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Good Introduction to Witch Hysteria History

This inexpensive film ($5 adults, $3 seniors) at the Visitors Center is an informative production... read more

Reviewed October 13, 2018
Brooklyn, New York

This was excellent with a really interesting and informative movie. I learned a lot about the... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2018
Marsha R
Greenville, California, United States
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Salem Witch Hunt: Examine the Evidence features authentic dialogue from court transcripts and the latest research by renowned Salem Witch Trial scholars. The scenes depicted in the film were shot at actual locations associated with the Witch Trials...more
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2 New Liberty St., National Park Service Visitor Center, Salem, MA 01970-3732
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Reviewed October 13, 2018

This inexpensive film ($5 adults, $3 seniors) at the Visitors Center is an informative production about the witch hysteria and events leading up to the trials. Lasting only about 45 minutes and shown three times daily. Follow it up if you can with a walking...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 10, 2018

If you haven't read anything before coming to Salem, you'll find the fact-based account of the time really useful. You are introduced to key individuals without being overwhelmed with all the dates, names etc. The $5 and 40-mins are worth it. If you have read...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

This was excellent with a really interesting and informative movie. I learned a lot about the people and culture of Salem during the trials and it helped me to understand what could have made individuals turn against their neighbors.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Marsha R
Reviewed July 10, 2018

We came to Salem to learn about what happened in 1692 and why. This was a really informative film that gave historical evidence that helped us understand it better. It was a good background for touring the town afterwards. The walking tour that also leaves...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 5megk
Reviewed August 25, 2017

Modern day research has cleared up some of the misconceptions surrounding the witch frenzy that resulted in twenty innocent people being executed for alleged devil worship. Looking back at the events of 1692 we see how intolerance and superstition can end up in tragedy for...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed October 16, 2015

My husband and I took this walking tour offered at the Salem Visitor's Center. Our guide, Katherine, was friendly and knowledgeable. This tour lasts about an hour and costs $8 per person. We toured the Salem Witch Trial Memorial as well as the old cemetery...More

Date of experience: October 2015
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Reviewed August 3, 2015 via mobile

Sadly, the towns interest in Salems witch history is taken a HUGE backseat to their maritime history. To which I say, those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Regardless, this is a very good look at the trials and what...More

Date of experience: August 2015
2  Thank 134josephl
Reviewed July 21, 2014

I would recommend the video as a short overview to the political events related to the Salem witch trials. Purchase the tickets from the information desk in the center of the main room. They accept credit/debit cards. The acting is just okay, and there are...More

Date of experience: July 2014
2  Thank SiriusScientist
Reviewed May 19, 2014

By all means watch the theatrical "Crucible", but when you want to know the real history, you should watch this carefully researched documentary. Locally shot and beautifully produced, this movie will give you the information you need and help allay any History Channel misapprehensions.

Date of experience: May 2014
4  Thank Graeme M
Reviewed February 13, 2014

The actors were amazing, I felt I was drawn into the actual scene. Worth teh small fee and teh staff was very pleasant.!!! I plan on taking my five year old in a few months.

Date of experience: April 2013
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