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The Salem Museum

32 Derby Sq, Old Salem Town Hall, Salem, MA 01970-3704
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Gorgeous old building, a must see for a Hocus Pocus fan! Beautiful area to walk around in, sadly... read more

Reviewed March 9, 2017
JaimeKarsch
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Toronto, Canada
good for story, but almost empty

rich in the city history, but the problem is that there are not many things, americans are not very... read more

Reviewed December 29, 2016
mewtwo2285
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Aguascalientes, Mexico
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32 Derby Sq, Old Salem Town Hall, Salem, MA 01970-3704
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Reviewed March 9, 2017

Gorgeous old building, a must see for a Hocus Pocus fan! Beautiful area to walk around in, sadly the museum was not open the day I was there

2  Thank JaimeKarsch
Reviewed December 29, 2016

rich in the city history, but the problem is that there are not many things, americans are not very known for keeping old story artifacts

1  Thank mewtwo2285
Reviewed November 10, 2016

My husband and I went through the lower level only, with lots of reading of the history and famous people of Salem, Mass. We didn't do the tour of the upstairs because it was pricey, more than likely due to the Halloween weekend. Still neat...More

2  Thank Pamela B
Reviewed November 2, 2016

Good museum that shows more than witches in Salem. Best to do this one first to give a wider perspective of town. Curator in period costume plus guitar was helpful.

1  Thank Childwall56
Reviewed October 23, 2016

The small museum housed on the first floor of the Old City Hall was an inexpensive way to learn about the true Salem. Entrance was $4. Much of the information was reading banners. One of the biggest insights I got from the collection was about...More

1  Thank Angie_Ohio
Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

$4 per adult - the Smithonian it is not. It covers the witch trials as well as the history of Salem. Most of the exhibit "things" appeared to be replicas. Apart from that it was interesting.

Thank jverdicchio
Reviewed September 12, 2016

This small museum highlights the history of Salem, not just the witch trials. The curator (in his period costume) was very informative and a pleasure to talk to.

Thank Derek_Viv
Reviewed September 8, 2016

Small space of yes history of the area but honestly I walked in and walked right on out. If you want to stand there and read everything ok and see a few relics of the past it's fine for you but other than that it...More

Thank theused72588
Reviewed August 29, 2016

Great stop to see some history other than the usual witch stuff. Exceptionally friendly man greeted us and sang while playing the guitar. Unreal hot in there...but it was absolutely roasting outside. Would recommend.

Thank MMM1988
Reviewed August 24, 2016

This small museum in the heart of Salem gives a overview of the history of the town without the fake gore of some of the other attractions. The friendly host was in period costume and a great guitar player. A relative bargain at $4 for...More

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