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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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  • it was fun to see the same place i remember from my childhood, but at the same time, I wish they'd taken advantage of newer technology and updated the dramatic upstairs exhibit. The timeline was not....  more »
  • I was highly amused by the animated part of this museum , felt like I was back to the 70's, but I don't think it was supposed to be funny.  more »
  • This experience was good. I especially liked the first part of the tour and how they told the history of Salem and witchcraft. The second part of the tour was not as interesting in my opinion. This...  more »
  • Commercialized attraction, minimal amounts of history and a stop at a replica of a ship that closed 2 minutes after we arrived. The guide was knowledgeable and pleasant but there really isn't much to see. The tour covers the lunch period but offers nothing in food or beverage and no opportunity to get anything on your own. I would recommend people get their own transportation and tour at their own pace in the historic areas. I'd skip the museum unless someone wants to see a diorama with narrative and a commercial gift shop.
  • Very fun but finding the right seat in the theater is hard since the whole show happens around you. I wish they would update it just a tiny bit. Also the fact that it stays semi-lit makes parts like the demon like creature kind of difficult to see. Overall for the price it's worth checking out. Salem is a beautiful little town.
  • Very cool way to learn about the history of Salem. Very informative and a nostalgic tour of why the town is so popular. It may be touristy but i think anyone visiting should attend. The narration gives off a spooky Vincent Price feel. Cool gift shop too.
  • We had mixed feelings about our experience at this museum. The first part of the experience with the dioramas was interesting and gave us context. The second part could have been richer in terms of content and depth. We would’ve liked to have spent a little more time with the timeline to understand it better and to have more perspective. We enjoyed the last part of the tour and thinking about modern day witch-hunts. We were glad we went!
  • Took our children (14, 13, 11 & 5). The 5 year old was scared at first, but ended up loving it. The presentation was very historic and the visuals were interesting. The gift shop was cool and had some good deals, but the witch mall was better priced, if you're looking for souvenirs. Overall and excellent and educational experience!

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