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Salem Witch Museum

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  • Nick J.
    "More of a "narrative experience" than a museum."(6 Tips)
    pi
    "Salem witch trials"(4 Tips)
    Theresia T.
    "first part of the presentation"(4 Tips)
    Craig T.
    "A bit cheesy for adults but good for kids."(2 Tips)
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  • Jeffrey G.
    Jeffrey GilesSeptember 25, 2014
    Really interesting exhibit. 11 wax museum type vignettes that chronicle the Salem Witch Hunt! Second exhibit draws a fantastic parallel to the Fear/Trigger/Scapegoat philosophy of Mass Hysteria.
  • James C.
    James COctober 15, 2016
    Went on a Saturday night in October. It was crowded and was really cool. Worth the wait and the price of admission. The tour guide was a really nice lady that was really knowledgeable
  • Roaming Gnome
    Roaming GnomeOctober 29, 2013
    I want to fill my noggin with knowledge about the famous witch trials, walk the graveyard, and maybe drink some nice hot cider. Fear and cider make a lovely pair. Hotel Reco: http://bit.ly/17mzdVR
  • Roaming Gnome
    Roaming GnomeOctober 28, 2013
    I want to fill my noggin with knowledge about the famous witch trials, walk the graveyard, and maybe drink some nice hot cider. Fear and cider make a lovely pair. Hotel Reco: http://bit.ly/17mzdVR
  • Haunted Happenings M.
    The Salem Witch Museum brings you back to Salem in 1692. Experience the drama of history in life-size stage sets, figures, lighting and a stirring narration.
  • Dave B.
    Dave BJuly 9, 2017
    Just an all around great experience stopping here in Salem! Highly recommend all the tours here!
  • Daryana
    DaryanaNovember 3, 2014
    Attraction #1 in Salem! You should always know the history of the place you are visiting. Here it is told in an easy and interesting way!
  • Nick J.
    Nick JohnsonAugust 17, 2015
    More of a "narrative experience" than a museum. Worth a visit for sure, but if you've read or seen The Crucible you won't learn anything new.
  • Timothy T.
    Timothy TannerFebruary 3, 2013
    Tours are given of the museum with exhibits and a guide explaining the witch trials and historical events of years ago. It can be extremely crowded around Halloween. Off season visits may be more fun
  • Cindy G.
    Cindy GormanMay 20, 2013
    Not really sure why all the negative comments. We really enjoyed it. Very informative . Great history of the town provided. A must do !
  • Charlotte L.
    Charlotte LAugust 28, 2015
    Kitschy af. It's got freaky-looking tacky mannequins in costume all over and a faux-Vincent-Price narration to complete the experience. More like a theme park haunted house than a museum...
  • Larisa G.
    Larisa GrollemondAugust 17, 2015
    Pretty much the cheesiest thing in Salem, don't go in expecting a lot of info, but do expect over the top narration and the oldest wax figures on the east coast.
  • Marilyn D.
    Marilyn DJanuary 15
    The museum was an interesting place to bring my nephews. They found it cool and fun. It's more of a place to bring your young ones. 
  • borysSNORC
    borysSNORCMarch 29, 2014
    Tackier than a black velvet Elvis painting - you HAVE to come here! This kind of spectacular tacky is hard to come by! :D
  • Ward S.
    Ward SullivanDecember 21, 2011
    Very informative. The real story on the history of witches in the United States. The tour takes around 45 minutes.
  • pi
    piJune 1, 2011
    There is nothing to see, the whole museum is made of 2 rooms. It was "house of horror in an amusement park" cheesy. I already knew more about the Salem witch trials than what they present.
  • The1JMAC
    The1JMACMay 10, 2015
    It's unfortunate that the lovely presentation is tainted with the current political fashion of racial division, in the recorded narrative.
  • Horacio R.
    Excellent experience, really felt like being present in those times of witch-hunting season
  • Raynie C.
    Raynie CoonDecember 6, 2011
    Good history, a bit cheesy. Wiccans will appreciate them for teaching the truth about the Craft.
  • Theresia T.
    Theresia TjenMarch 5, 2014
    don't sit on the edge for the first part of the presentation because you won't be able to see half of the show.
  • Sarah
    SarahOctober 31, 2013
    This is not the witch museum you were hoping for; virtually no historical accuracy and no sense of the significance of the trials. I'm sure there's something better in Salem, but we didn't find it.
  • MIke B.
    MIke BloomfieldJuly 23, 2013
    A little cheesy but a lot of fun, relax listen to the story and have a good time
  • Dana L.
    Dana LaneJanuary 5, 2014
    Not really a museum. No artifacts or pictures from those days. It's more of a history of the trials & kind of cheesy. Informative, but nothing I couldn't have researched on my own.
  • Mariel R.
    Mariel RoyOctober 26, 2011
    Sit on the floor in the middle for the best view! If that's not possible, go for the right side ;)
  • Mottel L.
    Mottel LightstoneJuly 23, 2013
    First part remains classic in a kitchy presentation a la Disney's Hall of Presidents. Second part is simplistic Public Service announcement about Wicca . . . Disappointing.
  • Randall
    RandallOctober 28, 2013
    This is unfortunately a waste of time and money. The technology is from 50 years ago and restates what you remember from The Crucible. Seek out something with better information.
  • Ashley M.
    Ashley MelloOctober 26, 2014
    i highly enjoyed this and found it nice of children.
  • Anna S.
    Anna SOctober 27, 2010
    Make sure you sit in the middle for the first part of the show, or you won't really be able to see everything.
  • Dan A.
    Dan AlbanJuly 28, 2011
    OK tour. Was hoping for a bit more but its all good. Humorous that $ is being made on an event were people weren't witches. Now its the home of 800+ Wiccans.
  • Jory
    JoryMay 28, 2013
    I have never laughed so hard at cheesy wax figures and bad voicing in my life. It was informative, but I couldn't stop laughing at how cheesy it was.
  • Amanda P.
    Amanda PerezMay 1, 2011
    It was interesting but if you've read or seen the crucible, there's no difference but I'm glad I got to go
  • Jennifer G.
    Jennifer GrayebOctober 23, 2010
    Make sure near Halloween time you get in line early to get your tickets in advance.
  • Dan N.
    Dan NennoOctober 28, 2011
    I usually don't care for the tips people leave because I like to see for myself, however it's definitely not worth $9. Just a bunch of wax figures in a room and a recording about the trials.
  • eric m.
    eric mortensenOctober 31, 2013
    This place is the worst. Not entertaining or informative. No fun, not even as kitsch. No room for ironic enjoyment. Your lowest expectations still won't be met.
  • Craig T.
    Craig TomlinsonOctober 7, 2012
    A bit cheesy for adults but good for kids.
  • Victor V.
    Victor VargasMarch 28, 2013
    It's a two room museum with nothing to see really..!!
  • Michelle R.
    Michelle ReissJune 19, 2012
    Not worth it! First part was slightly interesting yet poorly voiced, and the second part was very short and boring. I learned nothing I didn't already know.
  • Luis Iván O.
    Luis Iván OrtegaJuly 6, 2014
    Lame! Save your money. Better buy an ice cream and enjoy walking thru the city.
  • Laura M.
    Laura MSeptember 8, 2011
    One word... cheesy.. might b entertaining for kids
  • Tonja D.
    Tonja DeeganAugust 4, 2013
    Cheesy but great for kids
  • Sara Nelle M.
    Sara Nelle MurphyAugust 19, 2011
    a must. creeptastic. and educational!
  • ZombieDana D.
    It really wasn't worth the $9, but I still enjoyed it.
  • Mike M.
    Mike McConnellOctober 8, 2012
    Waste of your money. Hokey and no more information provided than any Salem web site provided.
  • M H.
    M HMay 11, 2016
    Very educational!
  • Danielle V.
    Danielle VerrillJune 16, 2013
    Free if you have an MTA card.
  • Chris P.
    Chris PerryAugust 18, 2013
    Most fail to realize this stands as a reminder that our Freedoms of Speech and Religion continue to be under attack. Nothing about that is hokey.
  • Ruslan M.
    Not worth to waste time. Instead I would suggest the Dungeon museum and Witch House
  • MATT A.
    MATT AOctober 10, 2010
    Museum is kinda cool.. 1st part is better than the 2nd part of the tour.
  • Ashley C.
    Ashley CrutchfieldJuly 7, 2012
    Cheesy, uninformative, short, and not worth the money.
  • Mary S.
    Mary SAugust 8, 2014
    Intense dioramas.
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