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Salem Witch Museum

19 1/2 Washington Sq, Salem, MA 01970-4096
+1 978-744-1692
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Visitors experience the panic of the Witch Trials of 1692 through this museum's dramatic use of sets and lighting. *PLEASE NOTE* - The Museum will be closed January 1st-5th & 8th-12th for upgrades and maintenance.We apologize for any inconvenience.
  • Excellent19%
  • Very good21%
  • Average34%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible12%
2 days ago
“Pretty interesting, but no "museum"...”
1 week ago
“A little cheesy but informative ”
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19 1/2 Washington Sq, Salem, MA 01970-4096
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+1 978-744-1692
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Just read the Wikipedia article about the Salem Witch Trials, and skip the museum. The re-enactment was hilariously terrible, I felt like I was being punked. The town of Salem is adorable, but don't bother with the museum.

Thank Gail F
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We enjoyed learning the history of the Salem area and the Witch trails. Our tour guide (a young woman) was very informative and was interesting to listen to. We bought the combination packet which included the Witch History Museum, Witch Dungeon Museum, and the New...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Being in Salem for a couple of days, of course we had the visit the famous "Witch Museum". The price wasn't bad at all, which is always a bonus in these tourist towns. It's not really a museum as such, but a theatre room with...More

Thank Jessica W
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The museum (more of a show than a traditional museum) offers an excellent overview of the trials and is a great starting point for your visit. All of the big attractions are in the area. The second "changing perceptions" part after the main show is...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The name is deceptive, which might explain many of the reviews. This “museum” provides an informative narrative about the history of the Salem Witch Trials and the key players. If you want the facts and have the patience to sit and listen, you will learn...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Saw bad reviews but it was part of my go Boston card so I thought why not. DO NOT! Big waste of time. Such a sad sad “museum”. Salem you disappoint. Not much to do in Salem, my advice is to stay in Boston.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It runs every half hour. You can't take pics inside. You listen to a presentation with mannequins, then go into another room where a guide educates you on witches, and more speeches from the mannequins. It was neat for the price. Lasts about 45 mins....More

Thank Amanda P
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Full of history. It almost makes you feel like you were there. Gives you an accurate history without boring you

Thank Kortney B
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Reviewed 5 days ago

my bad for not doing a bit more research on this sad tourist trap before wasting my time and money. shuffled into two rooms with "puppets" one telling the story of the salem witch trials, the second they "history" of witchcraft. all cheesy and outdated....More

Thank mck69
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited The Witch Museum with friends a couple of weeks before Halloween. Despite the fact that the crowds were very large, everywhere, we were able to go to The Witch Museum and buy our tickets for a tour/show in advance for the best time...More

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Lori S
27 July 2018|
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Response from BP M | Property representative |
Yes, we are open year round.
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izzyyy m
18 February 2018|
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Response from caretaker21 | Reviewed this property |
About 40 minutes then a walk through the rest of the exhibits. An hour and a half should see you in and out. I found it interesting but each to their own.
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izzyyy m
17 February 2018|
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Response from Julie32159 | Reviewed this property |
You can walk around the gift shop, but the museum is all group presentations. The first part covers the facts surrounding the witch trials; suitable for children ages 8 up and adults. Second part covers the changing... More
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