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Witch History Museum

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“Representative of Tourist Version Of Local Witch Events”
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197 Essex St # 201, Salem, MA 01970-3727
+1 978-741-7770
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You start with a brief introduction and then go downstairs to see some dioramas and listen to information about the witch trials from a guide and also via recordings. It was okay but nothing special. Not sure it is worth the $10 price of admission...More

Thank ChaosAngel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Previous reviewers nailed the experience. The main exhibits are dioramas in building basement depicting events of this brief, tragic American historic incident. Old department-store models in an anachronistic mish-mash of costumes approximating the era, and cringe-worthy depictions of Native Americans. Narration is done partly by...More

Thank Karras
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

There were no historical artifacts on display, just a walk-through story which was badly outdated. Tour area smelled musty/moldy.

Thank SummerinNY
Reviewed 13 October 2018

You walk into an uninviting large room, sit down, and are greeted by a guide in costume who explains a bit about the witch hysteria, then takes you downstairs. There are several wax figures displayed in scenes describing the various events. Not impressed, I think...More

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Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

This museum is not worth the time or money spent . They had too many people on the tour and we could not see the exhibits except for briefly walking by them . The exhibits were cheesy and looked like someone’s basememt representation of the...More

Thank patriot2011
Reviewed 7 October 2018

Recommend you visit this and many other sites at a different time. Every year there are more and more people there in October. October is great for walking around and soaking up the Halloween atmosphere and see the many vendors set up. Recommend going another...More

Thank BAR845
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Booked this tour as part of Princess Cruises as an excursion. Pick something else to do for 7.5 hours. What a waste of money and time. Trapped in a bus for hours. Saw museum and it was really cheesy. Saw no witches houses. No time...More

Thank smilj929
Reviewed 15 September 2018

Friendly staff, tour guide was informative and knowledgeable, was Not a long drawn out production.....well worth $11.00 per person.....

Thank Linda V
Reviewed 26 August 2018

This event was interesting from a historical standpoint. Tour guide spoke a little fast but we were last tour of the day...

Thank Pamela B
Reviewed 25 August 2018

This tour is a nice one, the guide did tend to talk fast and most of the downstairs portion was narrated by a taped voice over. There are a lot of wax figures, and the material is a little dry. However, if you are truly...More

Thank Kelli D
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1 October 2018|
Response from GerriS63_10 | Reviewed this property |
Everything in Salem is pretty walkable so if you park at the visitor’s center you should be fine.