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The Salem Museum

32 Derby Sq, Old Salem Town Hall, Salem, MA 01970-3704
+1 978-998-2094
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Fascinating Little Museum

This little museum tells the history of Salem in a nutshell. We were greeted at the door by a town... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
QNPoohBear
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Rhode Island
Great value experience

Great place to begin a visit to Salem. Covers all of Salem's histotical high and low points... read more

Reviewed August 9, 2017
Kennath
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The Salem Museum is the only museum dedicated to telling the whole story of Salem's long and rich history. It uses large, colorful displays to reveal Salem from its founding in the 1620's to the 20th century. Learn about the Golden Age of Sail, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Salem at war, the witch trials and much, much more!
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“witch trials” (17 reviews)
“hocus pocus” (4 reviews)
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32 Derby Sq, Old Salem Town Hall, Salem, MA 01970-3704
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This little museum tells the history of Salem in a nutshell. We were greeted at the door by a town troubadour in costume who welcomed us and took our admission. Each important topic from the settlement of Salem to the 20th century is covered here...More

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Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

Great place to begin a visit to Salem. Covers all of Salem's histotical high and low points, including an accurate exhibit on the witch trials.

Thank Kennath
Reviewed July 30, 2017

On a family trip to Rockport, we decided to see this museum and it did not disappoint. Great fun and a look at history and how times were back in the 1600's. We learned a lot and enjoyed the presentations.

Thank Brian K
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

3  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
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