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“I was disappointed”
Review of Salem Witch Museum

Salem Witch Museum
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$12.00*
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Salem Witch Museum Admission
Ranked #36 of 84 things to do in Salem
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Owner description: Visitors experience the panic of the Witch Trials of 1692 through this museum's dramatic use of sets and lighting. *PLEASE NOTE* - The Museum will be closed January 1st-5th & 8th-12th for upgrades and maintenance. For the most up to date information, please visit www.salemwitchmuseum.com. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Reviewed November 5, 2011

It was not what i expected. It is very hard to see the when your in the first room. I didn't get the point of the second part.

Thank starfire1978s
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Reviewed November 1, 2011

Basically small "full sized dioramas" with recorded messages. The room on the trials has bad seating for viewing the dioramas which are on all 4 sides (the seats are against the 2 long sides and you cannot see behind you). Large store is 90% junk.

Thank JsGoneAgain
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Reviewed November 1, 2011

The museum is within an old church, which is kinda strange, but the tour goes into the main area of the church and everyone sits down to watch a story of Salem and the Witch Trials told by stations being lit up section by section, depending where you sit, you may not be able to see all the stations as they light up when the descriptions are being told. Afterwards you walk into a small room where a guide describes some of the herbs that witches used to cure ailments and talks about the stigma of witches then and now. Then you end up in the gift shop on your way out.

Thank JN101
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Reviewed October 31, 2011

I understand the bad reviews because it possibly sounds more interesting than it is. Especially if you're an adult. But for kids (especially under age 12), it's more interesting, I think. I had been as a kid and it was fascinating and even creepy. But as an adult, just a novelty. What I like is that it's a bit of a history lesson. It's also cool knowing you're in the same area where the trials were held. There is nothing fancy, but for me and the kids I've gone with, it's a fun detour.

Thank Outofdodge_10
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Reviewed October 31, 2011

It's difficult to see all parts of the show. Something needs to be done about the seats, everyone was craning their necks... Boston should have better technology, come on!
At least we didn't have to wait in line, great tour group leader got us in right away.

Thank Liyapilly G
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