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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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Good overview, but pretty lame

Good overview, the actresses explained the trials which is what we wanted/needed of course, but the props are so outdated! They seriously need to pump some more money into these... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Devon
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Good overview, the actresses explained the trials which is what we wanted/needed of course, but the props are so outdated! They seriously need to pump some more money into these things! It's a shame they aren't the orginal dungeons too - apparently they were found and then concreted over in the 1950's, but when going underground you did at lest... More 

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Ontario
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

First you enter a church like room where you'll experience a re-enactment of historical scenes from the Witch Trials. After you're guided to the dungeon to walk around and explore. Finally you find yourself in the gift shop which is the end of the tour. Our guide was very outgoing, super friendly. This entire experience goes by in a blink... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We were shown into a large hall filled with wooden pews - this is actually an old converted church - and a small stage screened by velvet curtains. We were practically the only people in there and the whole place was very creepy (think Rocky Horror spooky). Once the curtains went back, the set had wax figures in a court-room... More 

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LI
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101 reviews 101 reviews
25 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The experience may have been better if the tour had more then a few people. The guide was very informative but the displays were almost too dark to fully appreciate. The experience however, helped me better understand the era and the dangerous impact of human hysteria.

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Long Island, New York
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Great place to get an overview of the Witch trials and an understanding of the dungeon and its deplorable conditions. You listen to a guide narrate the events, see a trial using historical transcripts, and then are guided into a replica of the dungeon. The props are old and tired. But the information presented is well worth the trip. DivaFamily... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We visited with a school group of 106 and they had plenty of room. The re-enactment was interesting and informative. The dungeon is dark and the exhibits are typical, but overall it was a very good experience. They also have a gift shop. We felt it was better than the Witch Museum (which we visited before)

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed the performance and our tour guide was great, but we were a little disappointed to realize that was not the actual location of the dungeons. Misleading draw.

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Malden, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Kate was fantastic with the introduction and with the tour afterwards.The 2 actresses that played Mary and Ann were great.Excellent acting went into making us believe they the trial was real.

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Newcastle, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

This place is definitely quite old but it gives a rather entertaining depiction of the Salem Witch Trials. It's a great place to take school groups and the gift shop is quite nice. If you're in Salem, check this place out!

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Worcester
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

The best part is the beginning where actors play out a snippet of what may have happened during one of the witch trials. The tableaux in the dungeon (which is not actually the witch dungeon-that no longer exists) are somewhat interesting but not unique. The guide was knowledgeable and thorough and had some dramatic flair. It was a good place... More 

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