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Witch History Museum, Salem

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  • In September 2016 our Princess Cruse tour from Boston took us to this area. We went in and took a look around not sure that we should take the tour. We did not like the place and would suggest you jus...  more »
  • This was our least favorite museum. The guide was very lethargic and seemed unenthusiastic. Her lines were rehearsed and she forgot some. She couldn't answer a simple question about one of their main ...  more »
  • Interesting presentation and then a tour of the history of the witch trials with some animatronics. Not Disney quality but fun for the kids.  more »
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  • Short tour threw different dioramas trying to explain the witchcraft hysteria from way back when.
  • If you've looked into the Salem Witch Trials before or learned about them in school you'll probably not learn much new here. Nevertheless we found the tour entertaining, and as part of the 3-Attractions Ticket (including The Salem Witch Museum, The Salem Witch Dungeons and the New England Pirate Museum) reasonably priced. It's a bit bigger than the Salem Witch Dungeons, about the same size as the Pirate Museum, and was the only one in which most of the tour came from prerecorded tapes (a guide was always present to answer questions). So, if you're spending a witch themed day in Salem, I'd recommend it for fun. But if your looking for serious historical education, already know a lot about the topic and are bothered by redundancies, or simply can't appreciate laymen working to be entertaining, then skip this.
  • We didn't have time to attend this event due to conflicting scheduling but when we return Halloween 2017 we will be there and I will come back and report our experience. It's Salem!! Enough said. Everything is Awesome in Salem.
  • You're guided through different staged scenes with mannequins depicting certain historical events that lead up to and occurred during the witch trials. At each scene the guide gives a brief speech about what is being depicted then presses a button for a recording to play more information. The mannequins and recordings were a tad cheesy but they are short and interesting so you're not overloaded with information. It's a decent 15 to 20 minute tour for the money.
  • Been going here since I was a kid and it's great every time