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Witch Dungeon Museum

16 Lynde Street, Salem, MA 01970
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Ranked #20 of 36 Attractions in Salem
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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Owner description: After a trial reenactment, visitors tour the recreated dungeon where the condemned witches were sent.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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36 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

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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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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16 helpful votes 16 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
26 helpful votes 26 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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71 helpful votes 71 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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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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Keene, New Hampshire
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70 reviews 70 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This was part of a set of three attractions, none of which were any good. There was a long wait before the "show" which was just a bit of scripted dialogue, then we went down to the recreated dungeons and out. Not worth the price of admission.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 via mobile

This was a waste of our day, as it seemed as the whole thing was rushed to get a school group of girls out of it. This means that although the re-enactment was average the actual tour and information was hastily given without anyone taking it in. Overall the tour was ok but as Salem is not a place to... More

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