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Address: 16 Lynde Street, Salem, MA 01970
Phone Number: +1 978-741-3570
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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 and sweet.

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... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Wilmington, Delaware
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Wilmington, Delaware
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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.

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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.

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Thank Roberto S
Glen Burnie, Maryland, United States
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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Thank Heather S
Red Hook, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Thank marvin2621
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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Regina, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The first part of the tour is a reenactment of a trial which demonstrates how little evidence was needed for someone to be found guilty of being a witch. Unfortunately the original jail where the accused were held was torn down so they have done their best to recreate the conditions in which the accused were detained. It was appalling.... More 

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Bad Kissingen, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum itself is rather small, but the reenactment is quite good and convincing, despite the many dolls used instead of actual people.

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Glenville, NY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you like well done trial mini-plays in an old theater setting followed by a basement tour of a 1692 prison, hanging tree, stone torture and a period inn all staged with mannequins then your time and money is well spent here.

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