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Salem Wax Museum of Witches & Seafarers
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$14.00*
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Salem Combo: Wax Museum and Witch Village
Ranked #67 of 78 things to do in Salem
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Owner description: This wax museum covers Salem's two most famous archetypes - witches and sailors.
Ashburn, Virginia
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89 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Not worth the amount of money you pay”
Reviewed March 31, 2013

This attraction is very small for the amount of money you pay to get in. You will see all of the people who were involved in the Salem Witch Trials, but it took less than 10 minutes to go through. The wax figures did not look life like. It does not compare to Madame Tussauds in DC. The museum has an alarm system so don't expect to touch the statues or take close-up pictures. There are much better presentations about the Witch Trials.

Visited March 2013
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washington DC
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62 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“small”
Reviewed March 5, 2013

Cool "museum", but it takes less than 20 minutes to walk through. The "museum" consists of a few rooms of witches and pirates depicted through wax sculptures.

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North of Boston
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359 reviews
93 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
“Goofy but interesting”
Reviewed December 14, 2012

This place is no madame curig ? (spelling) but just as fun. Tells the history of the witch trials with funky displays. All part of the experience. Go ahead, enter if you dare.

Visited September 2012
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Barnegat, New Jersey
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68 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Outdated and Not Impressive - Skip It”
Reviewed October 24, 2012

Ok so this "Museum" gives you a little history with very outdated displays. The "museum" is very small and can be completely covered in less than ten minutes. This is nothing more than a tourist trap and really something to do only if you don't care or don't know better.

Visited October 2012
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Claremont, New Hampshire, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Horrible”
Reviewed October 22, 2012

What a disappointment. Even if I hadn't paid for the ticket, I still would have been disappointed in the lack of effort in the statues. Looked more like poorly posed manaquins then a wax statue.

Visited October 2012
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