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Salem Witch Museum, Salem

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Experience the hysteria of the 1692 Salem Witch Trials at Salem Witch Museum. Stage sets, lifesize statues, and live guides take you through the process of the trials. You will learn how these accusations occurred, how they affected the town, and the tragedy of the executions. An exhibit on different cultures' perceptions of witchcraft and the evolution of these perceptions helps put the trials in context. Afterward, you can peruse witch-related souvenirs, such as pagan jewelry, books about the trials, or a mystical witch's ball. By using our Salem trip planner, you can arrange your visit to Salem Witch Museum and other attractions in Salem.
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  • This was our first visit there. Excellent presentation, create relating of history through dramatic narratives and dioramas. I would say recommended must see. Great girt shop with very reasonable pric...  more »
  • The museum is nothing special. I was disappointed with the lack of quality. I am not really sure what they were gong for other than to capitalize on the witch history in the community.  more »
  • Quite expensive and crap. It doesn't. You don't have to go, you save it. They are mannequins dresses of the time who are lighting up and telling you the story
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  • Had a great time at the Salem Witch Museum. The museum costs $12 per adult at the time of my visit and consists of two presentations totalling 45 minutes. The first was in a large darkened auditorium with a voice over and a spotlight illuminating a series of figures telling the overview of the Salem witch trials. The second was a guided tour with our group of how witches have been portrayed throughout history and what a witch hunt means (fear + trigger = reaction (can't quite remember this last word)). Kid-friendly - not spooky scary but not a boring museum either. It was educational while not too overwhelming.
  • Where better to be for Halloween than Salem, Massachusetts? The museum is interesting and informative. The entire town is steeped in its' rich history of not only the witch trials, but also the House of Seven Gables, of which Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote, and the rich sea-faring history of the area. An extraordinary and interesting place to stay and visit.
  • This is a must see spot when in Salem! Interesting story telling, and a little walk through history. It’s all part of the Salem experience, and it’s definitely original! Don’t listen to the ppl who didn’t like it, or said that it wasn’t fun. It’s meant to teach in an interesting way. It’s not an amusement park ride, it’s a piece of history! And for $12 you can’t go wrong!
  • It was a good informational tour but not so much a museum as you would hope to see more items on display and a bit more information laid out. A tricky topic to try and be very particular on though. If you don't know about the Salem witch trials it's worth a stop. Besides that there is plenty more to experience in the city as well.
  • Great museum in a neat historical building. The tour is perfect for educating school kids on the history of the trials as well as anyone who may not know the full story on what occurred. The ticket price per person is perfect for everyone and you come out feeling well informed. Definitely would go back again
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