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Salem Witch Museum, Salem

Categories: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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1.8/5 based on 1,800+ reviews on the web
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. To visit Salem Witch Museum on your holiday in Salem, and find out what else Salem has to offer, use our Salem trip itinerary maker.
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  • We think the museum is very boring and has nothing to offer. The first part is a very poor performance (just some 30 year old puppets they put in the spotlight) and they play just a voice from an old ...  read more »
  • Good take in while in Salem, give you the history of the place. Be warned the lines will be very long if you go in October. They also have a nice store if you wish to purchase something to remember yo...  read more »
  • We visited the Salem Witch Museum already knowing a fair amount about the infamous Witch Trials, so it was nice to hear the tale retold. You purchase your tickets (which seem to sell out quickly, but ...  read more »
  • Extremely cheesy and dated. Overpriced. Really just a platform to promote paganism. Which would be fine except that their program promotes their own agenda by condemning others beliefs. Which should never be the case. The very end of the tour included some very broken allegories. There are many other places in town that offer a much better experience.
  • It was very campy. They had mannequins dressed in Period clothing with a light shining on them while a recorded message was played. The light would shine on different areas of the theater some which may be directly behind you and you cannot see. You were allowed to move around for a better view. However my biggest concern was when you walk into the theater they do not turn the lights on you cannot see where to sit. An older gentleman in front of us stumbled as he could not see where he was walking. We did not complete the tour. Very let down.
  • This isn't as much fun as its sister, the Witch Dungeon Museum, but it's still an inexpensive self-touring process with some reenactment and theatrics at the outset by the staff. Walking through the exhibits in the dark downstairs alone actually startled me once, which I laughed at, because of light reflection and staging. It was (possibly unintentionally) better done than many spookhouses, so I liked that. It also actually did provide some historical context and make for a good hour or so visit.
  • Quite creepy and dark. Made me want to go back to Sanctuary and sleep in my destroyed and neglected house. The Deathclaw was also an unpleasant surprise and honesty I recommend staying home and whining about how hard and dangerous it is to live in one of the safest, cleanest, largest, most advanced settlements in the Commonwealth with the Minutemen protecting you 24/7. I digress. Overall my experience was one to remember but not in a good way. At least I got an awesome trophy to mount on my wall from that deathclaw
  • I learned a little bit about the witches in this three-quarter hour presentation. I thought it was rushed, crowded and not professional. It felt amateurish and I was disappointed in not being able to learn more about this tragic event. Not worth the money. Might be OK for you
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