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The Salem Witch Museum is located in Salem, Massachusetts. While visiting, take a tour or shop in the Museum Store. Guests of all ages are welcome. The museum brings you back to 1692 Salem. Guests will experience the drama of history in life-size stage sets, figures, lighting and a stirring narration. The live guides take you through changing interpretations of witches, the truth behind the stereotypes, witchcraft practice today and also the frightening phenomenon of witch hunting. The presentation is an overview of the trials. During Halloween, there is another tour offered by the museum. It is known as the Haunted Happenings. There is a statue in front of the museum. The person presented on the statue is Rodger Conant. He was the founder of Salem. He didn’t have anything to do with the witch trials at all. His father was a merchant of a neighboring town known as Clayton. Rodger and his family arrived in Plymouth in 1622. The town was renamed Salem from the word “shalom” which means peace on June 29, 1629.