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Witch Dungeon Museum

16 Lynde Street, Salem, MA 01970
978-741-3570
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Ranked #22 of 41 Attractions in Salem
Type: Specialty Museums, History Museums
Traveler Description: The Witch Dungeon Museum has been educating and entertaining visitors for over 30 years. It gives a close look at what it was like to be imprisoned... more »
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Allegany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

This is one of the most interesting places in the village if you are interested in the actual happenings of the trials and what happened to them after . very good tour.

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Albany, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

This "museum" starts with a performance between two women, which is fine enough but then the "guide" gave an intro explaining everything we would see and talked so quickly I had forgotten most of what she said in five seconds. Seriously, I don't know how she talked that fast. Once we forgot everything she said, the group headed down to... More

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

It was ok I probably wouldnt go back on my next visit to salem. Was kind of cool tho to see the dungeon and how small they use to be. It was obviously not the original dungeon but was still cool to see.acting was a little dramatic and over exhagerated.

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Kenmore, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

I thought going through and seeing how people who were accused were imprisoned. You got to learn that people paid to be there. If you were poor you were put in a coffin cell because it's as big as a coffin. It's not the original, but they have a piece of the original. I recommend going. Oh enjoy the surprise,... More

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Juneau
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

It was overacted in the stage portion (and the actress who plays the accuser had forgotten to zip her skirt) then you go down to an over crowded basement with terrible wax portayals. The worst is that you stand shoulder to shoulder at the beginning of the basement part while the "tour guide" tells you what every one of the... More

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Long Beach, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

This was my favorite witch-history related attraction in Salem. You start off in a theater, where two actresses re-create part of a witch trial (some of the lines are taken from real court records.) You then descend into a re-creation of a dungeon where those accused of witchcraft were kept. The dungeon feels a bit creepy, but nothing jumps out... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

You can buy a combo ticket for 19 dollars to go to this museum as well as two other similar museums. They're all similar, small, guided, and have a short play or informative introductions before you visit the wax display portions of the museums. This one was my second favorite of the three. The dungeon was very cool and really... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 via mobile

Considering this is not the original which dungeon it was still put together very nicely. They have you wait and loiter inside the gift shop before you sit down and watch a small performance. Depending on the crowd they have to break down small groups to take downstairs into the exhibits. Each staff person tells the story of the images... More

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Bronxville, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Lots of history and very informative. however it is not the original site of the dungeon but gives a good idea of what the original was like

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Mastic Beach, New York
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239 helpful votes 239 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

There's a short re-enactment of one of the trials before you go down to the dungeon. Very informative and not at all boring. Much more worth your time than the Witch Museum which looks fancy on the outside but is a bore inside.

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