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Witch Dungeon Museum

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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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short, small but a good time

Our party of 6 including a 11 and 9 year old had a good time at this attraction. The reenactment was good but short. I wish it was longer because the actresses were good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Commack, New York
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Commack, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our party of 6 including a 11 and 9 year old had a good time at this attraction. The reenactment was good but short. I wish it was longer because the actresses were good performers and they really made you experience what went on in that period of time. Afterwards we toured the jail which was made up with the... More 

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Brattleboro
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After a dramatic sketch which gives you the basic information on the Salem witch hysteria, the focus of this museum is seeing and feeling what it was like to be in prison awaiting trial for witchcraft. The dungeon is narrow and gloomy, the mannequins gaunt and miserable looking, a good match to the actual history of what happened. Our guide... More 

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Newport Pagnell, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Got a triple ticket for here and the pirate museum and witch museum. Great value for all three. The guide was very informative and answered lots of questions. Split into different sections and plenty of time to look around at the scenes. Love all the detail and the acting.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We enjoyed the Dungeon Museum. There was a short play at the beginning and the actresses were very convincing in their performances. The tour guide was quite informative. Some of the "figures" are a bit cheesy but that seemed to be par for the course at several of the museums we visited but was still enjoyable.

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Thank Jeannette C
Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was the 3rd attraction we visited in addition to walking around and stopping at the visitors' center. So, you start to see the same information over and over again. The new thing at this attraction is the dungeon. You can get a sense of how utterly horrible it must have been to be imprisoned there.

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Dallas, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The staff is nice. The gift shop is nice. The presentation depicting a portion of one of the witch trials and the following tour were disappointing. I expected more considering the history.

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Thank David K
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Starts with a show depicting a witch trial the precedes into the dungeon, which shows how the dungeons were that people were in during those times. Was very informative and interesting. Actors did a great job on the show and wasn't expensive.

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Thank Miranda P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's an entertaining way to learn about the witch trials. Great, clear speaking actors. In my opinion, I think it should be more like $5 a person. Cost $18 for my husband & I. But glad we did it to learn a bit more.

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Chantilly, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We chose this with our family of "tweens" over some of the other witch "attractions". The little "play" at the beginning was good but totally creeped-out our 9 1/2 year old. Our older kids were "fine" and "surviving". The older two did fine in the dungeon section even though they did find it creepy. The younger one closed his eyes... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In Salem there are several different "witch museums." It's hard to know which to visit, but together they give a good picture. This museum starts with a re-enactment of one of the trials and then tour as through a recreation of the dungeons/jails where the accused were kept. You're told how small the cells were, but seeing it bring the... More 

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