Salem Witch Museum, Salem
About Salem Witch Museum, Salem
Salem Witch Museum, Salem - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: 19 1/2 Washington Square, Salem, MA 01970, USA
Ticket Price: 11 USD
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
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Salem Witch Museum is an interesting museum in Salem that takes you through what is considered as one of the most horrific and daring events in the history of America. Salem's most visited attraction of Salem Witch Museum comprises of two important sections. First, the visitors will be shown a presentation that is based on the trial documents from the witch trials of 1692. Present with a strong sense of narration and compelling visual experience, the presentation gives you a clear understanding of the witch trials. After the presentation, the visitors will be taken on a live walking tour clearing their doubts on the witchcraft practice and the changing interpretations of the witches. The statue at the front of the museum door is notably of the Founder of Salem - Roger Conant and the museum also contains an in-house store to pick up souvenirs.
Salem Witch Museum Information
- Check with the management regarding photography and video inside the museum.
Salem Witch Museum Ticket Prices
- Senior Citizen: $9.50
- Children (6 - 14 years): $8.00
Salem Witch Museum Opening and Closing Hours
- Extended hours during October.
- Closed during popular festivals and other special occasions.
- As the museum is undergoing renovation, check with the management before visiting.
How To reach Salem Witch Museum by Public Transport
- By Bus: No. 451 -stop Winter St @ Washington St, Hawthorne Blvd @ Essex St.
- Salem Train station also close by.
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Disappointing. Part one was more of a quick story with lights shining on mannequins for a visual effect. I didn't really learn anything about witches so I don't think they should call themselves a museum. We had to spend ~15 minutes in the gift shop in between part one and two because they can't accommodate a large group in part two... (?) Part two was more mannequins with a guide explaining that witches aren't bad. Overall, not great, admission was ~$12.
Disappointing. I was very excited to bring my son here because it is one of the places I really remember well from visiting Salem as a child myself. It was exactly the same except for one detail. The seats. I remember standing during this presentation and turning to look at each exhibit as they lit up. Now we had to sit near the wall the only exhibits we could see were the devil, trial, and pressing. It was definitely not worth paying for not being able to see half of it. I hated waiting in the gift shop for the second portion of the experience. I did enjoy the little walk through and the displays.
Really nice! Teens will love it, do will adults! A bit scary for really young kids as you can see people (mannequin) hanging. Very informative and the staff is very friendly and helpful
The staff was kind and appreciated them bringing up some key players in the trials. But the language/historical references are dated (used the term "Indians" and talked about Tituba being Black). Also made an allusion to being persecuted for one's race as being similar...which was...unfortunate. Not sure why they haven't updated things in the "museum." I also was hoping for a more "museum" experience. Or at least, more about the history of witches and witchcraft. It ended up being more of an apologist center for witches, which I didn't mind, but just didn't expect. People must like the tour because it was pretty full when we went. But when we come back to Salem, we won't be going here again.
The staff was nice. I liked how the outside looked. This place should definitely not be called a museum. Maybe it's more of a reenactment. They also could eliminate the huge line and commotion by offering online ticket sales.
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