Salem Witch Museum

Museum and History Museum
19 Washington Sq (at Brown St.), Salem, MA 01970, United States
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  • Today
    • 11:00 AM–5:00 PM
  • Tue
    • 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
  • Wed
    • 11:00 AM–5:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 10:00 AM–6:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 10:00 AM–9:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 10:00 AM–6:00 PM
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Based on 185 votes

People have mixed feelings about this place

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    Nick J.
    "More of a "narrative experience" than a museum."(6 Tips)
    Timothy T.
    "museum with exhibits and a guide explaining the 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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  • Kahn B.

    Just. Plain. Awful.

    Kahn B · October 14
  • Charlotte L.

    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...

    Charlotte L · August 28
  • Nick J.

    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.

    Nick Johnson · August 17
  • Larisa G.

    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.

    Larisa Grollemond · August 17
  • The1JMAC

    It's unfortunate that the lovely presentation is tainted with the current political fashion of racial division, in the recorded narrative.

    The1JMAC · May 10
  • Daryana

    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!

    Daryana · November 3, 2014
  • Ashley M.

    i highly enjoyed this and found it nice of children.

    Ashley Mello · October 26, 2014
  • Anton O.

    Unholy shit. Give my many back

    Anton Obozny · October 21, 2014
  • Jeffrey G.

    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.

    Jeffrey Giles · September 25, 2014
  • Melisa S.

    dont waste a damn penny on this... some puppets with dark narrative. waste of time and money. GTFO

    Melisa Sims · September 6, 2014
  • Raphael Armand

    Boring, I dislike it

    Raphael Armand · August 19, 2014
  • Mary S.

    Intense dioramas.

    Mary S · August 8, 2014
  • Luis Iván O.

    Lame! Save your money. Better buy an ice cream and enjoy walking thru the city.

    Luis Iván Ortega · July 6, 2014
  • Mary Paz P.

    Been there was the worst thing I do. Not a museum at all, don't lose your money and time. Going to Salem, better walk to the market , or stay at Boston or go the outlet!!!

    Mary Paz Parra · May 4, 2014
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    Joseph K · April 19, 2014
  • borysSNORC

    Tackier than a black velvet Elvis painting - you HAVE to come here! This kind of spectacular tacky is hard to come by! :D

    borysSNORC · March 29, 2014
  • Theresia T.

    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.

    Theresia Tjen · March 5, 2014
  • Dana L.

    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.

    Dana Lane · January 5, 2014
  • eric m.

    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.

    eric mortensen · October 31, 2013
  • Sarah

    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.

    Sarah · October 31, 2013
  • Roaming Gnome

    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:

    Roaming Gnome · October 29, 2013
  • Roaming Gnome

    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:

    Roaming Gnome · October 28, 2013
  • Randall

    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.

    Randall · October 28, 2013
  • Chris P.

    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.

    Chris Perry · August 18, 2013
  • Tonja D.

    Cheesy but great for kids

    Tonja Deegan · August 4, 2013
  • Mottel L.

    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.

    Mottel Lightstone · July 23, 2013
  • MIke B.

    A little cheesy but a lot of fun, relax listen to the story and have a good time

    MIke Bloomfield · July 23, 2013
  • Danielle V.

    Free if you have an MTA card.

    Danielle Verrill · June 16, 2013
  • Jory P.

    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.

    Jory P. · May 28, 2013
  • Stacy L.

    Not worth it.

    Stacy L · May 25, 2013
  • Wade S.

    Not really a 'museum' at all.

    Wade Stabler · May 23, 2013
  • Cindy G.

    Not really sure why all the negative comments. We really enjoyed it. Very informative . Great history of the town provided. A must do !

    Cindy Gorman · May 20, 2013
  • Victor V.

    It's a two room museum with nothing to see really..!!

    Victor Vargas · March 28, 2013
  • 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.

    Haunted Happenings Magazine · March 11, 2013
  • Timothy T.

    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

    Timothy Tanner · February 3, 2013
  • Mike M.

    Waste of your money. Hokey and no more information provided than any Salem web site provided.

    Mike McConnell · October 8, 2012
  • Craig T.

    A bit cheesy for adults but good for kids.

    Craig Tomlinson · October 7, 2012
  • Daniel S.

    Well that was a waste.

    Daniel Servedio · July 24, 2012
  • Ashley C.

    Cheesy, uninformative, short, and not worth the money.

    Ashley Crutchfield · July 7, 2012
  • Michelle R.

    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.

    Michelle Reiss · June 19, 2012
  • ZombieDana D.

    It really wasn't worth the $9, but I still enjoyed it.

    ZombieDana Donatelli · June 2, 2012
  • Ward S.

    Very informative. The real story on the history of witches in the United States. The tour takes around 45 minutes.

    Ward Sullivan · December 21, 2011
  • Raynie C.

    Good history, a bit cheesy. Wiccans will appreciate them for teaching the truth about the Craft.

    Raynie Coon · December 6, 2011
  • Peter H.

    Big let down. Not worth the money.

    Peter Hunner · November 13, 2011
  • Lindsay D.

    DON'T DO IT! Unless you enjoy bad sound effects that sound like sexual encounters.

    Lindsay Duggan · October 31, 2011
  • Dan N.

    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.

    Dan Nenno · October 28, 2011
  • Mariel R.

    Sit on the floor in the middle for the best view! If that's not possible, go for the right side ;)

    Mariel Roy · October 26, 2011
  • Laura M.

    One word... cheesy.. might b entertaining for kids

    Laura M · September 8, 2011
  • Mike R.

    Saying this was a waste of time is an understatement.

    Mike Russo · September 3, 2011
  • Sara Nelle M.

    a must. creeptastic. and educational!

    Sara Nelle Murphy · August 19, 2011

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