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Salem Witch Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Salem Witch Museum Admission
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Salem Witch Museum Admission
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1 week ago
“Good Information But Feels Like Something Is Missing”
2 weeks ago
“not what I expected”
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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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

When you see the word museum, you expect to see relics from a certain time period. This was not that. Imagine Pirates of the Caribbean at Disney breaking down and no one has taken care of the frozen mannequins in many years. The second half...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Exploring654
Reviewed 1 week ago

Short visit to Salem, we drove by the museum and were intrigued. For $13 we were able to listen to a 45 minute documentary which accompanied a number of dioramas that lit up as the story progressed. Afterwards, our guide put the idea of witches...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Greg E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Always wanted to visit Salem to find out about the witch trials. Our guide met us and led us into the main space where a variety of exhibits lit up and basically relayed how the trials came about. The second part was about how what...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank radioman60
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is less of a museum and more of 2 presentations. You start with a presentation that is focused on the past witch trials and what happened, then the 2nd presentation is more about the history of witches and how they evolved. I would definitely...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Linnea M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum was a little disapointing. They played down the story and I felt wasn't totally open with us, Still worth the visit and Salem is beautiful. |Good gift shop

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank maddy a
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I always loved the building in which this automated dramatization is housed. However, it has not changed much over the years and is unfairly regarded as a must-see authentic historical site. I had taken students there on field trips for years, but most found it...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 766Stinkeye766
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family and I were excited to get to see the amazing city where the infamous witch trials took place. This museum focused on telling the real story of the tragedy surrounding the falsification and brutal killings during the Salem trials. What I loved was...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Jennifer D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very cool tour! The staff is very knowledgeable and helpful! We loved the guided tour. So interesting and intriguing! I would definitely bring friends back and go through it again!

Date of experience: February 2019
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BP M, Guest Relations Manager at Salem Witch Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review of the Salem Witch Museum. It is great to read that you enjoyed your time with us! I will certainly pass on the kind words regarding the staff. Sincerely, Faxon

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is by far the classiest pairing of historical accuracy in a museum and cheesiness of a museum shop I have ever seen expertly partnered! Will return for sure!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ashleynmehler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I thought there might be more in this museum, but it's essentially a dramatic narration of the Salem witch trials and then an exhibition on how witchcraft has been seen throughout history. That said, it's informative, the staff are very friendly and knowledgeable, and it...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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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.
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.