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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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interesting

Yes it was interesting, a bit cheesy, and at the same time creepy. We got to see the show, then went down the stairs to see first hand how things were. It was cold and dark and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Yes it was interesting, a bit cheesy, and at the same time creepy. We got to see the show, then went down the stairs to see first hand how things were. It was cold and dark and damp.

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Bloomfield, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The show is a little dated with the mannequins but in a good way if that makes any sense. It has a small town charm and the men and women who work there are really friendly and the tour after the show is very thought provoking

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Sunbury, Pennsylvania, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

the town is full of money traps. there are several museums and tours that all claim similar things. I picked this one and wasn't disappointed. at 8$, it was on the cheapest end of museums- most are 8 to 10ish per person. you can save money if you buy tickets to 2 or 3 other places in a package deal.... More 

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Piscataway, New Jersey
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17 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This museum reenacts the Salem witch trials from the beginning of the false accusations to the terrible end. It is well narrated and quite gripping, providing a glimpse into a terrifying, historical event. A good education experience for children to " live" history. The tour afterwards is equally well done with a live narrator, however, it is too brief and... More 

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Brasov County, Romania
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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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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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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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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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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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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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