We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Book In Advance
All photos (450)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent19%
  • Very good21%
  • Average34%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible12%
Travellers talk about
“history lesson”(38 reviews)
“witch hysteria”(44 reviews)
“visiting salem”(37 reviews)
Visitors experience the panic of the Witch Trials of 1692 through this museum's dramatic use of sets and lighting. *PLEASE NOTE* - The Museum will be closed January 1st-5th & 8th-12th for upgrades and maintenance.We apologize for any inconvenience.
Closed Now
Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
See all hours
19 1/2 Washington Sq, Salem, MA 01970-4096
+1 978-744-1692
Ways to Experience Salem Witch Museum
from US$12.00
More Info
from US$52.00
More Info
Go Boston Card
133 Reviews
from US$57.00
More Info
Reviews (2,689)
Filter reviews
2,497 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviewshistory lessonwitch hysteriavisiting salempaganexplanation
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 2,497 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I learnt so much about the History of Salem and the real stories of how this terrible part of history emerged ! It’s another sad indictment on the human condition of discrimination fear and persecution (of difference)- but also revealing of the facts and timeline...More

Thank B3th14
Reviewed 3 days ago

The only good thing I can say is that it has a nice gift shop. Oh and when you buy a ticket, they give you a paper that lets you get discounts at some other places. If you are determined to go here, then at...More

Thank Luna-Kay
Reviewed 3 days ago

As an English teacher who has taught The Crucible many times, none of this information was new to me, but it was to my friends. The museum does a nice job of telling the history in a succinct manner. A must do, probably for older...More

Thank sessmann
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This tour has two parts. In the first part you are seated in an auditorium and presented with a theatrical portrayal of the events leading up to and including the Salem witch trials. It was really entertaining and gave you a real feel for the...More

Thank Prodriguez116
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is mediocre at best. Book a great walking tour instead. This is not a museum, but rather a quick history lesson using figures in scenes from the trial. Too expensive for what you actually get.

1  Thank Michael P
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I was a little disappointed in this visit, because I was expecting so much more history. The tour is fast and very very outdated especially in the beginning. I think it needs some updating and it would be quite interesting but the staff and everyone...More

Thank stcygrl1214
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Although the "show" gave a history of the Salem witch trials, it was disappointing for the price that we paid. At $12 per adult, I felt it was too steep. I felt that the money would have been better spent on the trolley ride at...More

1  Thank Nicole B
Reviewed 5 days ago

This place has been around a while, and is really quite hokey. It’s basically a quick basement tour of wax figures set up that look like they’ve been around a while. It’s a nice quick history of Salem and the witch hysteria, but certainly not...More

1  Thank Suzanne F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed the presentation. It helped make all the locations we've been visiting make sense. We didn't like the political biases pushed later in the tour

Thank LynnV539
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed our tour and presentation about this time in history ...... long time since I have been there. Caution young children on some information first.

Thank Steven A
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
izzyyy m
February 17, 2018|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
Response from caretaker21 | Reviewed this property |
About 40 minutes then a walk through the rest of the exhibits. An hour and a half should see you in and out. I found it interesting but each to their own.
izzyyy m
February 16, 2018|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from Julie32159 | Reviewed this property |
You can walk around the gift shop, but the museum is all group presentations. The first part covers the facts surrounding the witch trials; suitable for children ages 8 up and adults. Second part covers the changing... More
James T
August 12, 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from BP M | Property representative |
Yes absolutely, we are open seven days a week in February from 10 am until 5 pm with presentations running every half an hour. Sincerely, Faxon M.