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The Salem Witch Museum is the most visited museum in Massachusetts. It brings visitors back to 1962, when witch trials abounded the city.

In 1692, the townspeople of Salem were struck with terror as they heard name calling by hysterical young girls toward certain people who have been eventually accused. By summer, 180 defenseless people were accused and imprisoned. It was a society where fear and superstition were very much present. A court was formed to serve as venue for the trial of the victims. Because it sought to act quickly, Bridget Bishop was tried on June 2 and was hanged on June 10. It started the series of executions that followed.

Today, the Museum provides a dramatic history lesson that makes use of life-size figures, narration, and lighting to depict the witch trials that happened on that unforgettable year.
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