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Witch Dungeon Museum

16 Lynde Street, Salem, MA 01970
978-741-3570
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Ranked #27 of 42 attractions in Salem
Type: Specialty Museums, History Museums
Traveler Description: The Witch Dungeon Museum has been educating and entertaining visitors for over 30 years. It gives a close look at what it was like to be imprisoned... more »
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DownEast and Acadia Maine, Maine
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The Salem Witch trials was a terrible piece of American history and one that shouldn't be forgotten. The women who recreate a portion of one of the actual witch trials do a very good job telling the horrific story of the women and men accused of witchcraft and of the many who were actually killed for it. Our tour guide... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

So bad. Is not a museum, its a joke. I paid 8 dollars for nothing. The personal while she was explaining she was drinking coffee. The place is all of junk cheap trash.

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Montreal, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

My sister and I decided to do this attraction. The tickets were 8$ and we waited in a room where we read of the walls while waiting for the play to start. A lady came and spoke about the witch trials of 1692 in order to put us in context. Once it started I was a bit disappointed to see... More

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Wilmington, Delaware
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Amazing, awesome, and glad I live in the present. So much I did not know about the history of Salem and witches. Never knew you had to pay for your own incarceration! We took several tours but missed the cry innocent tour so cannot compare but this one was our best. I want to go back!

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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29 attraction reviews
204 helpful votes 204 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Take some time to read the information on the walls of the theatre before the drama begins. It is very informative and worthwhile. The acting on the day I visited and the narration were very good....it gave me a good sense of the futility of defending yourself from these charges. The dungeon was a bit dated but it had a... More

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Ventura, California
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9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

At the beginning, the live stage show is good but because no sound equipment is used it was difficult to hear certain people talk over the sound of air conditioner. However, after the stage show you are led down to the re-created dungeon which was very interesting. Those poor women!

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North Babylon, New York
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10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This was amazing and entertaining. You really learn so much about the witch hysteria. After the initial introduction you go on a tour. You get to touch a beam from the original jail that was saved. Great experience. Awesome staff. Awesome place!!! Def go see it!!!!

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globeseeker007
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The old house in which this is located gives the presentation a realistic setting. A good deal is a combo ticket which gets one into this museum, the witch history museum, and the pirate museum. All of them are within walking distance of one another.

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Yoe, PA
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18 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

For the price, you think they would update the props and such. Downright creepy, but then I guess that just adds to the feel of things. Was expecting alittle bit more for the price we paid. The mock trial was ok, the exhibits could have been explained more.

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Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Thailand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I liked this one of the 3 package deal the best (pirate and Witch History were other 2.) I liked the skit of the trials. Made me want to watch a whole play of it. Get there about 5-10 minutes early to read the signs in the auditorium.

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