We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Witch Dungeon Museum

16 Lynde Street, Salem, MA 01970
978-741-3570
Improve this listing
Ranked #23 of 41 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 »
Write a Review

216 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    44
    70
    53
    37
    12
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
13 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

The rotation of the scripts means that you can view these plays and it always can be different. The actresses were true to character and gave a more rounder view of the past. This take on history allows one to reach out and touch the past. The tour which follows gives one the rest of the story after the trial.

Was this review helpful? Yes
New Westminster, Canada
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

It was interesting to learn about the Trials however it could be done a lot better. The staff was very informative though.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
38 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Educational museum, The models were a bit out of date but the staff were very informative and a great way to learn about the history of Salem witch trials.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Pros: 1. Educational and groups are usually small which allows for questions to be asked to the very well informed tour guides. (I actually learned something I hadn't heard before attending this tour) 2. Contains an actual artifact- a beam from the original prison where the "witches" were held. 3. Staff is very friendly Cons: 1. Small and kind of... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chicago, IL
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Not much to say ... it's not a 1 but that's the best I can come up with . Very short scene (not play) with 2 actors and 6 mannequins then a quick walk past a couple fake witch holdings cells

Was this review helpful? Yes
chesterton, IN
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
25 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

If you can only do one museum, I'd do this one. They did a little bit of the trials and then they took us downstairs to the dungeons, which I thought was very interesting. Jail then is not like jail now. Our tour guide was great but I did not get her name. Sorry.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Corning
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

It was awesome! We took our 2yr old daughter and she was just as enticed as we were. We had a great time and everyone that works there was friendly.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Peoria
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We came upon Salem Mass. On our trip back to Boston from Bar Harbor. We had time before our flight took off so it fit right in our plans. It was so interesting for kids and adults both! I even ordered a childrens book from amazon that explained the hanging of the witches by the Puritans and the reasons why.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ticonderoga, New York
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
15 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Fascination performance of an actual witch trail from the transcripts. The posters on the walls outline the chronological events of the witch trials which are a must read! The dungeon is shocking! You won't really understand what the accused endured unless you check this place out!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Buffalo, New York
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
30 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Starts out with a neat little play/re-enactment of a true witch trial that took place. Staff were nice, very into the re-enactment, fun to watch. Walk through the dimly lit basement (dungeon) to see the actual size of cells in the Witch Trial days. Lots of old mannequins. All in all, worth the few dollars we spent.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Been to Witch Dungeon Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Witch Dungeon Museum, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing