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Salem Wax Museum

288 Derby St, Salem, Massachusetts 01970 USA

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“Salem's history in wax”

This compelling museum is composed of eerily life-like London made wax figures that depict Salem's 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! Behind the Wax Museum building is the Old Burial Point, reputed to be the second oldest burial ground in the country and open to visitors. Interred within are some of the notables of Salem's history including some of those featured in our Wax Museum collection!  Adjacent to the Old Burying Point is the Witch Trials Memorial erected in memory of the victims of the Hysteria of 1692, also open to visitors. 

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July 21, 2014
Rated 1.0

Really small and cheesy. It's a tourist trap.

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October 03, 2015
Rated 2.0

I can appreciate the whole purpose of this place, but I agree that it's super cheesy. It was the first place we stopped when we reached Salem. There are so many other choices in discovering the history of witches, this is not your best option.

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Salem Wax Museum

288 Derby St
Salem, Massachusetts
01970 USA


Open now until 10:00 pm
  • Sun - Sat: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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