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Witch Dungeon Museum

16 Lynde Street, Salem, MA 01970
978-741-3570
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Ranked #25 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 »
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New Jersey
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

What fun this was, could be a bit scary for little ones because of the dark dungeons other then that older kids would love this as well as adults.

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Baxley, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This was the first stop we made when we visited Salem. We purchased the Combination Ticket which included The Witch Dungeon Museum, The Witch History Museum, and the Pirate Museum for $19.00. Our guide was dressed in clothes from the time period and explained how the people of Salem started accusing each other of practicing witch craft. There was a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Very good job by the players that depicted one of witch trials. The tour of the dungeon was an eye opener for how miserable all the incident people were after being accused of being witches.

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Sacramento, California
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99 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We were dropped off here as part of a tour. It is not worth the fee to visit. There is a short, live reenactment of a scene from the trials; however, despite sitting near the front, we could barely understand the two actors; the others on stage are mannequins. We thought the dungeon would be interesting; it was not. The... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

High school students could have put together a better play and mannequins depictions. Tow girls hollering at each other in a mock trial and some mannequins tossed into some rooms in the basement don't qualify this as a museum or worth the time. Beyond lame!

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Ridgeway, VA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We did this and the museum to get our history on what happened during that time. The speakers did a great job. There are also interesting bits of information hanging on the wall - read them while you wait for it to begin. The actual dungeon was interesting although pretty small. The "people" in them should be updated with some... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

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.

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New Westminster, Canada
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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.

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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.

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Pennsylvania
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17 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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

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