Is it scary?

Yes, at times, so be prepared to jump a little.

There are some jump scares and  visual effects that may be frightening to some people.

We have special holographic and projection effects, rumble seats, air blasts, fog and  sound effects that happen in and around the audience.

Is it another walk through museum?

No, it’s unlike any other tourist attraction in Salem.

We do offer our haunted attraction,  The Lost Museum, which is a walk through.

Do things happen in the audience?

Yes, some effects actually happen in and around the audience, including rumble seats, air and fog blasts, projections and ghostly elements!

How long is it?

Show length is approximately 22 minutes, and runs daily every 30 minutes.

(Tour Groups enjoy a 45 minute show, with more content. Visit our groups page for more information.)

Is this a guided tour?

Nope! Its a seated performance.

If you want to walk, try our underground haunted attraction: The Lost Museum.

Or see both!

How much are tickets, and how do I reserve my seat?

 Tickets for The Gallows Hill Main  Show in October are:

Adults: $15
Child: $12

Please see our other events for pricing and October combo tickets!

There is no reserved seating, but tickets may be purchased at the door, or  on our website.

What is the Gallows Hill Main Show?

It’s a LIVE, riveting 4D theatrical experience, providing a well rounded view of The Salem Witchcraft trials, witches of mythology and legend, and ghost stories from Salem and the surrounding area, including the infamous Gallows Hill.

What is 4D? The audience experience effects like vibrating seats, air blasts and more.  Other effects include fog, glowing  orbs  and ghostly special effects, some of them happening right above you. School Groups have extended shows, with a talk back, witch trial and more!

Our intimate theatre seats 72 people, so every seat is a good one. Our show is open to the public daily in October, and available for groups April – November.

Is it scary?

Yes, at times, so be prepared to jump a little.

There are some jump scares and  visual effects that may be frightening to some people.

We have special lighting and sound effects, including “butt kickers” (speakers) underneath the audience.

Click HERE to read reviews from past audience members by visiting our reviews page.

Is it about The Salem Witchcraft Trials?

Yes, and so much more. You’ll get the facts on the witchcraft trials,learn the locations of important sites during the witchcraft hysteria of 1692, including Gallows Hill and see some truly frightening testimony taken from the transcripts of the witch trials. You’ll also experience legends of local witches, hear about Salem hauntings and witness some truly supernatural events.

The after show talk is a great opportunity to ask questions about Witches as they relate to history, myth and fact.

We have now added a witch trial, with the audience under suspicion of witchcraft.

Are you open at night?

Our last entry for  The Main Show, and The Lost Museum is 5:45pm.

During the summer, we close at 6pm.

In October, we also offer a variety of nighttime events, see the home page tabs for events and times.

For school groups, you can book a show starting at 9:00am up until 8:00pm

My ticket says 10:15am start time, do I have to come at 10:15am?

Nope. You can see any show time, up until 5:45pm.

These are not timed tickets, it is first come, first served.  We allow 70 visitors per show.

Last show is at 5:45pm.

In October, we have shows that run every 30 minutes, you can see a show anytime from 10:15am until closing.

In October, weekend lines tend to be long, so come early to see the first available show.


If I bought a ticket on line, can I cut the line?

Nope. The wait is usually up to 30 minutes for The Main Show. The Lost Museum line tends to be longer. (about an hour on busy weekends).

The VIP pass is the only ticket that allows you to see the next available show without waiting in line.

If available, go to the events tab, and select VIP Pass to learn more about the VIP Pass.

The Lost Museum/Gallows Hill Main Show Combo

This ticket gets you in to both events. It is not a timed ticket, so you still would need to wait in line.

However, you get a discount for buying both tickets. You can choose the combo ticket when  selecting your tickets.


Here is what you’ll experience at Gallows Hill:

  • Actual testimony from the Salem Witch Trials.
  • Holograms, ghostly projections, special effects and startling moments.
  • 4D effects, including rumble seats, air blasts, fog and more.
  • Witches from myth and legend, spectral beasts, ghostly images and haunting stories.
  • Historic Information about Gallows Hill and the innocent victims that were executed.
  • A Witch Trial, where members of your group are put on trial for witchcraft.
  • All this and more, at Gallows Hill!

Here is what groups LOVE about our show:

  • It’s educational; providing information about the darkest time in Salem’s history.
  • It’s exciting; using special effects to bring the show to thrilling life, including “in your seat jump scares” make this a thrilling, memorable event.
  • It’s LIVE; using professional actors from Boston and The North Shore.
  • It’s interactive; giving groups an opportunity to be part of our show by participating in the Witch Trial.