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Witch Dungeon Museum

16 Lynde Street, Salem, MA 01970
978-741-3570
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Ranked #20 of 36 Attractions in Salem
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: After a trial reenactment, visitors tour the recreated dungeon where the condemned witches were...
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Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: After a trial reenactment, visitors tour the recreated dungeon where the condemned witches were sent.

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Brasov County, Romania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The theatrical moment at the beginning of the visit was very deep and reproduced very well a witch trial. After that we continued the tour visiting the creepy dungeons underground :)

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Bermuda
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Not really a museum. The visit starts with a brief theatrical performance of one of the witch trials, followed by a walk through the dungeons. Some good Halloween fun accompanied by a bit of history!

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New Haven, Connecticut
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106 reviews 106 reviews
36 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

but it was just okay, with a brief live performance of a trial and a very brief tour of a recreation of the dungeon that held people accused of witchery. The museum should not be in need of repair or updating while charging up to $8 a person.

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Manitoba, Canada
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71 attraction reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

Good information about that time in history, and great reenactment of a period in time that was so eerily out of control. The information on the housing for those accused, and to see the size and condition that the cells most likely were kept in was a reminder of how inhumane man could be to man/woman. Sadly that legacy continues... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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40 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This museum was awesome and informative!! The reenactment was fantastic! The girls did such a great job and it was very convincing! The dungeon down in the basement was spooky. Seeing the type of torment people went through really made you shudder. Visit this place if you have the time!

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Jacksonville, Florida
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34 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We enjoyed the reenactment that they did and the history they told about the witch trials. The dungeons were fun and some of the others that were with us didn't care for the moving setups in the cells so there were a few screams as we progressed through. All in all it was a fun attraction.

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Houston, Texas
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131 reviews 131 reviews
22 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

I would rate this as enjoyable and not over priced. The tour starts with a reenactment of a witch trial that is better acted than you would expect. You then go into the basement where they have an OK reproduction of the dungeon where accused witches were kept. According to the narration, the original dungeon was found and measured back... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This museum is made up of mannequin dressed sets which are narrated by a young kid with enough interesting information to make it worth the $. I think the other witch museum was better!

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Salem, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We're Salem residents and attended this museum last about 6 years ago. We had a friend from out of state visit during October, so we took her through this museum because we remembered it was one of the better ones. Well, we were wrong! Times have changed apparently. Twice through the re-enactment the actress forgot her lines, chuckled to herself... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The love performance was nice but the museum itself was very outdated. The displays weren't as good as I thought. It was the best of all the museums though.

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