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Address: 16 Lynde Street, Salem, MA 01970
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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 10 January 2017
Florence, Kentucky
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Florence, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 26 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 26 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 17 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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 6 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 

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Regina, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

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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