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The Salem Witch Hunt: Examine the Evidence

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Good Introduction to Witch Hysteria History

This inexpensive film ($5 adults, $3 seniors) at the Visitors Center is an informative production... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
SuzyQu15
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Brooklyn, New York
Intriguing

This was excellent with a really interesting and informative movie. I learned a lot about the... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2018
Marsha R
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Greenville, California, United States
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Salem Witch Hunt: Examine the Evidence features authentic dialogue from court transcripts and the latest research by renowned Salem Witch Trial scholars. The scenes depicted in the film were shot at actual locations associated with the Witch Trials...more
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2 New Liberty St., National Park Service Visitor Center, Salem, MA 01970-3732
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This inexpensive film ($5 adults, $3 seniors) at the Visitors Center is an informative production about the witch hysteria and events leading up to the trials. Lasting only about 45 minutes and shown three times daily. Follow it up if you can with a walking...More

Thank SuzyQu15
Reviewed 10 September 2018

If you haven't read anything before coming to Salem, you'll find the fact-based account of the time really useful. You are introduced to key individuals without being overwhelmed with all the dates, names etc. The $5 and 40-mins are worth it. If you have read...More

Thank Kelly O
Reviewed 6 August 2018

This was excellent with a really interesting and informative movie. I learned a lot about the people and culture of Salem during the trials and it helped me to understand what could have made individuals turn against their neighbors.

Thank Marsha R
Reviewed 10 July 2018

We came to Salem to learn about what happened in 1692 and why. This was a really informative film that gave historical evidence that helped us understand it better. It was a good background for touring the town afterwards. The walking tour that also leaves...More

Thank 5megk
Reviewed 25 August 2017

Modern day research has cleared up some of the misconceptions surrounding the witch frenzy that resulted in twenty innocent people being executed for alleged devil worship. Looking back at the events of 1692 we see how intolerance and superstition can end up in tragedy for...More

Thank M_Freedley
Reviewed 16 October 2015

My husband and I took this walking tour offered at the Salem Visitor's Center. Our guide, Katherine, was friendly and knowledgeable. This tour lasts about an hour and costs $8 per person. We toured the Salem Witch Trial Memorial as well as the old cemetery...More

1  Thank lissy1368
Reviewed 3 August 2015 via mobile

Sadly, the towns interest in Salems witch history is taken a HUGE backseat to their maritime history. To which I say, those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Regardless, this is a very good look at the trials and what...More

2  Thank Joseph L
Reviewed 21 July 2014

I would recommend the video as a short overview to the political events related to the Salem witch trials. Purchase the tickets from the information desk in the center of the main room. They accept credit/debit cards. The acting is just okay, and there are...More

2  Thank SiriusScientist
Reviewed 19 May 2014

By all means watch the theatrical "Crucible", but when you want to know the real history, you should watch this carefully researched documentary. Locally shot and beautifully produced, this movie will give you the information you need and help allay any History Channel misapprehensions.

4  Thank Graeme M
Reviewed 13 February 2014

The actors were amazing, I felt I was drawn into the actual scene. Worth teh small fee and teh staff was very pleasant.!!! I plan on taking my five year old in a few months.

1  Thank Mamaitaly72
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