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Salem Wax Museum of Witches & Seafarers

288 Derby St., Salem, MA 01970-3634
+1 978-740-2929
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This wax museum covers Salem's two most famous archetypes - witches and sailors.
  • Excellent7%
  • Very good10%
  • Average22%
  • Poor26%
  • Terrible35%
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288 Derby St., Salem, MA 01970-3634
+1 978-740-2929
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This museum gives more than just a history of the witch trials. It was very informative and beautiful. The figures are very well maintained.

Thank grotesquebride
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was definitely not worth the money. It is not a Madame Tussaud’s-type of museum, it’s a wax mannequin display type of place similar to the Witch History Museum. The displays are not consistent with one another and it was a waste of time and...More

Thank Kara Z
Reviewed 16 October 2017

The best part of the museum (IMO) is the Witch Trials Memorial Statue. They are still raising money to get it Bronzed, but it's a beautiful way to honor the victims of the witch craze. I go to this museum every time I go to...More

Thank Carol N
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

I'm not a fan of wax museums to begin with, but this was one of the weakest examples of its type. You would have to be a very slow reader to need more than 10 minutes in here, and many of the displays are a...More

1  Thank mcb58
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Poor at best. Broken and unrealistic figures. In and out in a few minutes. Don't waste your money. Tourist trap.

Thank S.E. C
Reviewed 28 August 2017

You will be disappointed in this attraction. The costumes were excellent but the figures were awful! The hangman's head was turned around as if he was hung! Feet were twisted in unnatural positions. Legs seemed to be missing. White people appeared to be black people,...More

Thank Jeff J
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

The presentation of the sculptures are nice but as for the quality it's quite crappy compared to other museums.

Thank Alyssa K
Reviewed 20 August 2017

If my daughter hadn't been taking photos and making captions to the photos the whole time, it may have taken a total of 5 minutes to get through. Not worth the money we spent, but then again I prefer guided tours so thus the rating...More

Thank mynameOhio
Reviewed 15 August 2017

It was more less repetition of what I have heard in With Museum, but I liked it more as it was light and self guided, so I could focus more on the topics I was interested, come back if needed. And it was allowed to...More

Thank EvaF2Eva
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We got their three attraction deal for twenty dollars... it was so not worth it. The Salem Witch Village attraction was very short although informational. Frankenstein's Castle... absolutely awful. This high school-aged kid was running a podium in front of the "haunted house", and was...More

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