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Witch History Museum Salem

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Witch History Museum
197 - 201 Essex Street
Salem
MA
01970
Tel: 978 741-7770

Where are we going today?

The Salem Witch Trials are such an important part of American history - both good and bad. Over 13 months, hysteria swept through not only Salem, but 34 towns and villages in Essex County!

The Witch History Museum is a fascinating museum that tells the stories of the people involved in the trails. The family can hear all the stories of 1692 as you walk through the forest, visit Old Salem Village, enjoy historically accurate live presentations and view 15 life size scenes that depict real stories from the trials!

Across the trails, hundreds of people (and even dogs!) were accused - and these all filled the jails as they awaited trial. The stories (some quite graphic!) of the hangings and punishments won't be suitable for young kids, but the older ones will find a new and fun way of learning in the exhibits and artifacts.

Why read about history in a book when you can experience it right in the town that it happened...and see and hear the stories in person.

The Witch History Museum will take you back in time to 1692 - are you ready for this historic adventure that didn't have a happy ending for a lot of people in Salem! 

 

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$9
  • Children$7 (Ages 4 to 13)
  • Free Under: 3 years
LAST UPDATED 2015

When can we go?

Daily, from 10am. Last tour 5pm.

April to November

Teachers corner

They have group rates on request, so why not give them a call to see how they can give your students a great time!.

I'm Hungry!

It's best to grab food before or after your experience at the museum - there are plenty of places in Salem!.

Healthy Eating!

There are plenty of healthy options in Salem for you! .

Any Top Tips?

Check out the extended hours for the Haunted Happenings in October!.

Need a little extra help?

If you have special needs, just give them a call to see how they can help you.

More information

The Combo Ticket gets you admission to the Witch Dungeon Museum, the Witch History Museum and the New England Pirate Museum - great savings!.

What people are saying?

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    More informative and immersive than the Salem Witch Museum. It was also less crowded as an added bonus! The information from the two museums combined helped us obtain a well rounded history of the trials.

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    Wow....as in not so great. Antiquated displays, tour guide not the greatest, worst of the 3 museums on the combo ticket.

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    This was part of a 3-place visit ticket. None of those places are good. This one was boring. Not much to see. Just a big basement with different scenes and dim lighting.

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    Should not bear the name of museum. A short tour through poor exhibits with some cheesy explanation by a 'guide'. Don't waste your money.

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    This museum is part of a package that includes 2 other attractions. This exhibit stores with a 5 minute brief history of life in Salem around the time of the massacre, and then there is a 20 minute tour in the wax exhibits in the basement. While in the basement, your given additional history behind each of the seens. I wouldn't pay to see this place alone, but it was a good exhibit as part of the packaged deal.

    The tour guide made up some facts by the way.

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