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Address: 16 Lynde St, Salem, MA 01970-3404
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+1 978-741-3570
10:00 - 17:00
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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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Much better than the Witch Museum. Live presentation plus

Go here instead of to the Witch Museum. A live presentation is good and the replicas of the cells for prisoners is a bit too touristy but leaves a permanent impression... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 January 2017
Florence, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum was pretty cool. It started with a live action telling of a witch trial before going into the dungeons for a further tour. Highly recommend.

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Florence, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Go here instead of to the Witch Museum. A live presentation is good and the replicas of the cells for prisoners is a bit too touristy but leaves a permanent impression, especially the coffin cell.

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Griffin, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

We learned a lot from this walk through, they have a play at the beginning to set the stage for everything. They have a beam from the original dungeon as well.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

This event does not require a lot of time or money. The group show is a mix of live action tour and animatronics. Young kids would probably like it better than teenagers and adults.

1 Thank Don S
Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

The tour provided an interesting background to the witch trials. I would have to say the scenes with the mannequins were a bit disturbing looking. Other than that if you are going to get some historical perspective then it's not too bad.

1 Thank Roberto S
Glen Burnie, Maryland, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

There were only 2 of us there on a weekday in November but they put on the show all the same, and we got a private tour through the dungeon. We aware there are stairs (my mom has bad knees), not sure if an elevator is available but I doubt it. The show was good and informative and the tour... More 

Thank Heather S
Red Hook, New York
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

I'm writing this as a public service to others: this museum sucks. It is vastly overpriced for what you get and should be avoided at all costs. Perhaps earlier positive reviewers were friends stacking the deck, but I am not. Avoid this. The theatrical performance is mildly interesting and is followed by a wildly uninspired "dungeon" tour. It's very short.... More 

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Elverson, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Definitely go see this to attach more meaning to the history you will undoubtedly hear at other attractions. I enjoyed it and I paid the $19 for the 3 connected museums.

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Greenville, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Did not expect the performance to be as interesting but it was. Not knowing too many details of the trials I can say I learned some things. The tour part of the jail was interesting and put it in perspective of how harsh the jail was for the accused.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

in 2015 i braved the Disney World line for the Witch Museum and it ended up being a tourist trap. how? you sit on a hard seat and an outdated light up scene lights with an outdated audio. think i left when after the guide asked us what we thought of when we think of a with and there were... More 

Thank Melissa M

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