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Address: 16 Lynde Street, Salem, MA 01970
Phone Number: 978-741-3570
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Description: After a trial reenactment, visitors tour the recreated dungeon where the...
After a trial reenactment, visitors tour the recreated dungeon where the condemned witches were sent.
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This was one of our first stops in Salem. It was worth the $8.00. The reenactment wasn't Oscar worthy, but they still did a good job. It was interesting to see the size & shape... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Hull, Massachusetts
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Hull, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

This was one of our first stops in Salem. It was worth the $8.00. The reenactment wasn't Oscar worthy, but they still did a good job. It was interesting to see the size & shape of some of the cells the people accused of witchcraft would have been held in.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Worth the $10 or so it was. Only about 30-45min long and gives a slightly differing perspective than the other tours. But Salem sure loves their ugly wax figures! Interesting history about those jailed.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

we enjoyed the first one but they are all the same so no need to do more than one of the museums in salem

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Norway, Maine
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Enjoyable reenactment of one of the first trials held in 1692. Wonderful tour through lower levels to see what it would have been like in 1692.

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Buffalo, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We chose this museum because it had a re-enactment of a witch trial. Well, it did but the acting was terrible and it was hard to understand the dialogue. After the re-enactment, we were taken downstairs to the dungeon which was nothing more than a dark, dank basement with dummies in it. Don't bother!

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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Come to find out after talking with the girl that the majority of the exhibits on the street are a lie. Performance was decent at the beginning and followed the transcripts nicely. Dungeon was an experience could of used a bit more quality work to make it an experience than just a basic walk through exhibit. Worth a stop it... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Dungeon needs an upgrade with better lighting. They need to decide if they want to be historically accurate or a hokey spook house. The church setting was very nice for the reenactment. But the stage setting needs work. A fascinating piece of history that could be told in a better light.

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Hartford,CT
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

A great recreation of the trails. Followed by a tour of a replicated dungeon. There is actually part of the orginal dungeon. Lots of paranormal stuff going on there.

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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Was disappointed in this visit. You are "entertained" by two actors who play out a portion of the witch trials that took place in Salem in 1692. One actor spoke so fast and at a high pitch that we could only guess at her lines. Missed at least 2/3 of the story. The "dungeon" tour is made up of several... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

I liked going to this place because it told the story of 1692 in a different way then the other museums in town. It was really cool to see an original beam to a building. I think its worth going to if you want to see something different.

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