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Address: 1433 N Main Ave, Scranton, PA 18508-1822
Phone Number:
+1 570-342-5555
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Sat - Sun 13:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

A museum dedicated to Houdini, the famous magician.

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Hi-lights of the world famous magician, plus personal belongings & a mini magic show.

Located in a small old house, this was indeed a surprise. Several rooms are crammed full of Houdini's memorabilia. You are given the tour by Dorothy Dietrich, former famous... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in a small old house, this was indeed a surprise. Several rooms are crammed full of Houdini's memorabilia. You are given the tour by Dorothy Dietrich, former famous female magician, and Bravo the Great her assistant [also a former performing magician]. Both are very informative and personable. You see a video about Houdini, they take you through the rooms... More 

Thank rahj9
Scranton, Pennsylvania
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61 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Best attraction in scranton. Unforgettable experience. They also do parties! Love love. Very passionate people who love to entertain. Great asset to the scranton area.

Thank Lucy G
Scranton, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

had my grandsons birthday parety here a few yrs. ago. kids had a great time. loved the magic show. birthday boy was called upon to help perform magic. all the kids got a small gift.

Thank Judy Z
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Pros: -They had allot of memorabilia -The kids loved the magic show -Price wasnt outrageous Cons: -horrible parking (a driveway) -Very very crowded space (small home renovated for museum) -Bad jokes and sometimes inappropriate for young kids (innuendos only adults would mostly get) -Rude to late guests and they were made an example of how you get treated if you... More 

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Wappingers Falls, NY
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

We were staying in Wilkes Barre and had the afternoon free. I watch the show "Mysteries at the Museum" and they have featured the Houdini Museum a couple of times. When we called they had told us that it would be a three hour tour and show and it was. There were kids there that made the magic show even... More 

Thank llandauny1
Ligonier, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016

We stopped there after checking into our motel around 3 or 4 o'clock and they were closed. Information we had from on-line stated they were open on week-ends.

Thank dunald0
peggyfranks, Manager at Houdini Museum, responded to this review

All brochures and websites suggest calling and reserving. We even keep our hours off Google search and suggest to CALL for hours. We constantly check other sites to be sure they do not give incorrect hours. This person got there at the end of our day so it is no surprise we were closed. They assumed we would be open... More 

North Abington Township
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 October 2016

only museum about houdini in america.he was here a lot.scranton was top 10 city in 1920 and people played here before ny to get themselves ready for nyc.when we saw show the lady was grandaughter of houndinis assistant.great presentation and history of magic and the man.great for kids and children.they encourage you to stay after show to see real props... More 

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

The Houdini Museum is top notch. It may not look like much from the outside, but the people that run it and the magic that comes from the stage is wonderful. The History of Houdini is held in the highest regard and people who leave there either enjoy themselves or are not true Houdini Fans.

Thank maryannkochanski
New York City, New York
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39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We went with 3 children ages 8, 10 and 11. The truth is that they loved the magicians and not so much the history part. The magicians were Bravo the Great and Dorothy Deitrich. We did not know these names before going but google them and WOW! We were stunned that we met such famous magicians here in Scranton. We... More 

Thank joyofnyc
Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

A delightful way to spend a few weekend afternoon hours. If you don't believe in magic, Dick and Dorothy will change your mind. The exhibits and magic show are fantastic and will have you scratching your head to figure out how they do it. A treat for any age. Reasonable (less than $20) and highly recommended!

Thank Disappdoc

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