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Address: 16 Lynde St, Salem, MA 01970-3404
Phone Number: 978-741-3570
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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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Bit creepy

Worth a visit as it explains what happened during the trials. Staff were friendly and helpful. Creepy atmosphere which enhanced the visit

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Worth a visit as it explains what happened during the trials. Staff were friendly and helpful. Creepy atmosphere which enhanced the visit

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Center Moriches, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very good brief re-enactment of a witch trial. Also toured the dungeon where the accused witches were held prisoners. Dungeon was not the original, but a good replica.

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Key Largo, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Just right to learn about the witch history. Easy metered parking across the street. Great acting and realistic feel. Price only $9 pp. A good find and within walking distance to Derby Street and Pickering Wharf. Not handicap accessible.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is my favorite museum in Salem. It's silly and cheesy and super fun. We try to go in September or November every year, as the lines EVERYWHERE in Salem are ridiculous during Tourist Month

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Providence, Rhode Island
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I'm honestly a little embarrassed I came here, because I knew what it would be, but my friend wanted to. There is a short reenactment of one of the witch trials and then everyone goes downstairs into a recreation of the dungeon. There are also some dioramas down there depicting other scenes, all with the dummies you can see in... More 

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Denison, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed this and it was enjoyable. Ladies do a good job showing the trials. Dungeon was a good display

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our trip through this "museum" was interesting, but the tour through is very short. I wasn't really pleased with what I got for how much it cost.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is more a vehicle for a relatively short tour than it is a museum in the traditional way we think of museums. The historical reenactment was exceptional. We learned about how prisoners had to pay their own costs of being in prison, how they often had to live in chains, and how they were at the mercy of... More 

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Sandy, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our second stop, in a former Christian Science church. You begin with a mini-play showing an example of a witch trial. Then you go below for a good look at the type of cells, dioramas of trial, hanging and cemetery scenes. This rounded out the history of the trials nicely, and we had a great guide.

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Santiago, Chile
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a replica of an actual dungeon found in a basement in the city. Shows how bad things were back then. They have a small act at the beginning that shows a trial of a woman accused of witchcraft and how ignorance and fear can cause people to lie to get other punished. Not recommended with young kids. We... More 

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