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Salem Witch Museum

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  • Nick J.
    "More of a "narrative experience" than a museum."(6 Tips)
    Roaming Gnome
    "famous 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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  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
    Just an all around great experience stopping here in Salem! Highly recommend all the tours here!
  • 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 !
  • 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!
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Raynie C.
    Raynie CoonDecember 6, 2011
    Good history, a bit cheesy. Wiccans will appreciate them for teaching the truth about the Craft.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Ashley M.
    Ashley MelloOctober 26, 2014
    i highly enjoyed this and found it nice of children.
  • 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.
  • Craig T.
    Craig TomlinsonOctober 7, 2012
    A bit cheesy for adults but good for kids.
  • 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.
  • Victor V.
    Victor VargasMarch 28, 2013
    It's a two room museum with nothing to see really..!!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Laura M.
    Laura MSeptember 8, 2011
    One word... cheesy.. might b entertaining for kids
  • Luis Iván O.
    Luis Iván OrtegaJuly 6, 2014
    Lame! Save your money. Better buy an ice cream and enjoy walking thru the city.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • MATT A.
    MATT AOctober 10, 2010
    Museum is kinda cool.. 1st part is better than the 2nd part of the tour.
  • M H.
    M HMay 11, 2016
    Very educational!
  • Ashley C.
    Ashley CrutchfieldJuly 7, 2012
    Cheesy, uninformative, short, and not worth the money.
  • Mary S.
    Mary SAugust 8, 2014
    Intense dioramas.
  • Anton O.
    Anton OboznyOctober 21, 2014
    Unholy shit. Give my many back
  • Mary Paz P.
    Mary Paz ParraMay 4, 2014
    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!!!
  • Daniel S.
    Daniel ServedioJuly 24, 2012
    Well that was a waste.
  • Lindsay D.
    Lindsay DugganOctober 31, 2011
    DON'T DO IT! Unless you enjoy bad sound effects that sound like sexual encounters.
  • Anthony D Paul
    Anthony D PaulDecember 31, 2010
    Not worth the fee, unless you've never seen/read The Crucible. Just gives recorded overview of trials. No artifacts.
  • Wade S.
    Wade StablerMay 23, 2013
    Not really a 'museum' at all.
  • Raphael Armand
    Raphael ArmandAugust 19, 2014
    Boring, I dislike it
  • Mike R.
    Mike RussoSeptember 3, 2011
    Saying this was a waste of time is an understatement.
  • Peter H.
    Peter HunnerNovember 13, 2011
    Big let down. Not worth the money.
  • Melisa S.
    Melisa SimsSeptember 6, 2014
    dont waste a damn penny on this... some puppets with dark narrative. waste of time and money. GTFO
  • Gina H.
    Gina HancockMay 13, 2011
    Don't waste the money
  • Kahn B.
    Kahn BOctober 14, 2015
    Just. Plain. Awful.
  • Stacy L.
    Stacy LMay 25, 2013
    Not worth it.
  • Eric J.
    Eric JohnsonOctober 24, 2010
    don't bother wasting your money.
  • Francisco C.
    Francisco CoronaMarch 11, 2016
    Es un lugar pequeño, el "show/presentación" vale la pena. Ayuda a entender la historia y sobre todo a reflexionar
  • Veronika
    VeronikaJanuary 6, 2015
    Ничего особенного, но если уж вы в городе, то стоит сходить. Идет интерактивный рассказ об истории салемских ведьм
  • Tariq AL-Shathry
    Tariq AL-ShathryJune 7, 2015
    خرابيط ،، مايستاهل المشوار😒
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