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Salem Witch Museum, Salem

2.3
#4 of 18 in Museums in Salem
Experience the hysteria of the 1692 Salem Witch Trials at Salem Witch Museum. Stage sets, lifesize statues, and live guides take you through the process of the trials. You will learn how these accusations occurred, how they affected the town, and the tragedy of the executions. An exhibit on different cultures' perceptions of witchcraft and the evolution of these perceptions helps put the trials in context. Afterward, you can peruse witch-related souvenirs, such as pagan jewelry, books about the trials, or a mystical witch's ball. By using our Salem trip planner, you can arrange your visit to Salem Witch Museum and other attractions in Salem.
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  • A friend and I went with our kids (ages 9 and 10) and they had a great time. My only issue was the seating in the first part of the tour, the seating against the walls is not ideal so I suggest you ge...  more »
  • My husband and I decided to spend the entire Halloween Day in Salem. This was on our first stop! Surprisingly the line was not horribly long but it was extremely crowded. The tour was insightful and w...  more »
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  • So interesting to learn about the history in this town. The building itself is so interesting to see. And the staff gives a pretty great deliverance on what all happened in Salem, and they talk through the different interpretations of witchcraft. I only gave it 4 stars because I guess I would have seen some more historical items, which is probably at a different museum.
  • Very fun and interactive and entertaining. They allowed me and my service dog into the museum, so I greatly appreciate that. It was a good-length mechanical mannequin show, which explained the Salem Witch Trials quite well, and after the presentation (about a 15 to 1p min presentation), there was a short walk through museum display with a guide, which was lovely. The museum itself is in a beautiful old church, so the layout was great, and the gift shop had a lot of nice and cute gifts. I really loved it.

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