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Salem Wax Museum
288 Derby St
Salem
MA
01970
Tel: 978-740-2929

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This compelling museum is composed of eerily life-like London made wax figures that depict Salems vivid history from its founding in 1626 through the terrifying Hysteria of 1692. Come face to face with such notable Salem figures as the famed author of The Scarlet Letter and The House of Seven Gables - Nathaniel Hawthorne, the pirates of New England, the merciless Witch Trials judge Colonel John Hawthorne, and Tituba the accused " witch " who helped fuel the hysteria of 1692 - just to name a few!
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    Is K-Mart selling period costume? Very underwhelming. I don't regret taking the walk around, but more than a couple dollars admission made it over priced.

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    Other than the really nice man working at the door this place was a total let down. I paid $8.00 to see what took me less than five minutes to complete. The figures aren't done that well, there are no guides and the wax figures are not well kept. If you were going with your history teacher or something it may be worth it while in Salem but it was the most boring thing and biggest waste of money.

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    Definitely a tourist trap! If you're going to hit up a museum while you're in Salem, go to the Salem Witch Museum and skip this one. It's literally just poorly-crafted wax figures of colonial people.

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    Not to be confused with the Salem Witch Museum, the WAX museum was a complete tourist TRAP. When we entered it said "no refunds", that should have clued us in, but because we wanted the "Salem experience" we went in anyway. What a mistake. As I recall (we went several years ago), there were like 5 displays, all of which were with burned out lighting, missing fingers and other body parts (fell off) and it was a complete waste of money and time. Tour the graveyard, it's much more interesting.

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    IT ONLY LASTS ABOUT 2-5 MINS AND IS QUITE BORING. THERE IS NO TOUR GUIDE--PROBABLY BECAUSE ONE IS NOT NECESSARY, AS THE PLACE IS SO TINY AND HAS TOO FEW ITEMS ON DISPLAY. YEAH, THAT'S ABOUT ALL I'LL SAY. NICE PEOPLE WORK THERE, THOUGH--- JUST HAD TO SAY SOMETHING GOOD.

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