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Salem Witch Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Salem Witch Museum Admission
from USD 12.00*
Salem Witch Museum Admission
from USD 12.00*
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“history lesson”(41 reviews)
“witch trails”(26 reviews)
“witch hysteria”(45 reviews)
Visitors experience the panic of the Witch Trials of 1692 through this museum's dramatic use of sets and lighting.
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19 1/2 Washington Sq, Salem, MA 01970-4096
+1 978-744-1692
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 11 August 2004

If your concept of a Museum is a dark room of dusty cases, crammed with faded artifacts, The Salem Witch Museum is not for you. If you crave animated boogey-men springing at you and skeletons on strings doing a jig, stay away. There are other...More

14  Thank Excursion31586
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 15 July 2003

Complete waste of time and money. The audio is a dumbed down monologue delivered in a bombastic voice accompanied by melodramatic music. The visuals are a number of crude dioramas. The "exhibits" consist of a figurine in a display case, some herbs and a wall...More

21  Thank ToutLeMonde
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Beautiful building! Tickets were easily available without waiting too long! Very informative and interesting learning about the history of the witches and also witchery throughout the ages!

Thank Beth M
BP M, Guest Relations Manager at Salem Witch Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review of the Salem Witch Museum. It is great to read that you found the museum to be interesting and informative. Sincerely, Faxon M.

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Interesting place to check out. I would not pay for it alone (it was included with the Go Boston Card).

Thank crazichell007
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Overall this was a wonderful museum, although it was a bit too spooky for the 10 y/o in our family. This is not the reason we are giving four stars, however, that is because we did not enjoy waiting 10 minutes in the gift room...More

Thank millerhensonfamily
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Informative, organized, nicely paced, narrated. It's more a show than a walk around museum, but for $12 you hear the history with clever visual scenes. Buy tickets early, have lunch, and pop back over. Total time takes about an hour.

Thank Megan C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A sweet guide lead us through a musty and minimally maintained basement of mannequins and exhibits about the witches. Read about it on Google and save yourself $10.

Thank Scott D
BP M, Guest Relations Manager at Salem Witch Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

I believe you have reviewed a different attraction in Salem. We do not bring anyone through our basement. Sincerely, Faxon M.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with a friend that wanted to see this. It was okay, first part was a vocal reinactment of the trials with statues of people involved. It was interesting enough. The second half, the museum was quite tiny. Could have just walked through and read...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Felt like the price of 36 for myself and hubby was way overpriced for what the combo ticket offered. It was for the witch museum and dungeons. There was a short play that explained the history and what happened and then you went through a...More

Thank Tracey W
BP M, Guest Relations Manager at Salem Witch Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

You have reviewed a different attraction in Salem. This is the Salem Witch Museum, we do not offer any combo tickets, there is no play, and we do not have a dungeon. Hope to see you at our attraction soon though! Sincerely, Faxon M.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So much money to look at old statues narrated by old recordings. Then the actual museum you walk into after is so tiny. Not worth your time.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice experience two exhibitions each unique not hi-tech but entertaining all the same. Nice gift shop with lots to choose from keenly priced gifts. Overall a good experience.

Reviewed 1 week ago

While we were up in Salem and we were staying at the "Hawthorne Hotel" we had asked at the front desk what was something really good to go see in the area and the person had informed us to go to the "Salem Witch Museum"...More

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30 September 2018|
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Response from darrell n | Reviewed this property |
I really can't say, they have set times for the tours we waited about 20 minutes, but October could be busier
Lori S
27 July 2018|
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Response from BP M | Property representative |
Yes, we are open year round.
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.