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Witch History Museum

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Address: 197 Essex St # 201, Salem, MA 01970-3727
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Not bad if you have 30 minutes and spare change.

This attraction was short an inexpensive. You get an overview of the witch trials through the use of a short stage performance and a tour of various period scenes told through... read more

Reviewed 5 December 2016
Don S
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Wilmington, Delaware
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West Carrollton City, Ohio, United States
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The tour guide was really great, very knowledgeable in this history, and very personable. This is a brief tour and well worth the time. The tour guide also recommended a walking ghost tour for us that turned out to be phenomenal.

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Thank Sarah T
Casco, Michigan
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71 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Going to the internet to learn the history of this past would be SO much better!! Take your $ and buy lunch instead. This is hokey to the core. Our narrator looked uncomfortable giving the original presentation to our group, then down to the basement we go. My very first impression in this dimly lit dank basement was "are those... More 

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Thank Flowerlady_11
Huntsville, Alabama
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was very educational and we had an excellent tour guide! There are staged scenes to see with recordings as well as additional information provided by the guides.

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Thank Sarah C
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3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very bad. Not worthy the 10$ you pay. The tour was very short, the guides spoke very fast, and the installation really needs updating.

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Thank Arancha H
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 January 2017

For those who enjoy history this should definitely be on your list of must sees while in Salem. Educational while keeping you engaged.

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Thank SimplySarabeth
Fort Lauderdale, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 January 2017

If you enjoy history this is a fun place to visit and learn about the Witch Trials. It isn't scary but I could see it could be to very young.

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Thank Steven B
Wilmington, Delaware
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156 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016

This attraction was short an inexpensive. You get an overview of the witch trials through the use of a short stage performance and a tour of various period scenes told through animatronics.

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Thank Don S
New Milford, Connecticut
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27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016

The young lady doing the tour was more interesting than the displays themselves. Could be so much better. Needs some updates

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Thank Kathy M
Brooklyn, New York
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Reviewed 13 November 2016

My husband and I stopped in here when we were in Salem over Halloween weekend. This museum is INCREDIBLY cheesy (which I kind of loved) and old. The museum consists of a talk up front describing the witch hysteria and answering any questions and then a guided tour through some very old animatronic scenes that were probably made in the... More 

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Thank Jvalliant
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Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Let me start by saying this review is mixed; my companion did like this museum but I did not. The wait time wasn't a problem as you can shop in the gift shop while waiting the 30 minutes for the next show. It was Halloween weekend, so this spot had a much shorter wait time than some of the others,... More 

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Thank Julie M

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