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Witch Dungeon Museum, Salem

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Witness reenactments of the Salem witch trials at Witch Dungeon Museum. The daily performances are based on historic manuscripts from the 1692 trials. The dramatic "possession" of Salem's young women led to the hanging of 19 people and two dogs. After watching the harrowing performance, you can tour the reconstructed dungeon below. You can save on the admission fee by purchasing a combination ticket that includes entry to three museums within walking distance of each other. For Witch Dungeon Museum and beyond, use our Salem day trip site to get the most from your Salem vacation.
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  • We visited this museum because of other recommendations and are glad we did. The staff was very friendly! The short dramatization was very interesting. The re-created dungeon is accessible by... 
    We visited this museum because of other recommendations and are glad we did. The staff was very friendly! The short dramatization was very interesting. The re-created dungeon is accessible by...  more »
  • I don’t know where to begin… We were informed that the performance and visit will last around 30 minutes (it didn’t, maybe 15 minutes and I’m generous). Only two actors on stage and one with a mask... 
    I don’t know where to begin… We were informed that the performance and visit will last around 30 minutes (it didn’t, maybe 15 minutes and I’m generous). Only two actors on stage and one with a mask...  more »
  • Super cheesy. Somebody needs to inform them when speaking on a stage 15' from anyone to please take off your ridiculous mask. It was very amateurish at best. The only real highlight was the... 
    Super cheesy. Somebody needs to inform them when speaking on a stage 15' from anyone to please take off your ridiculous mask. It was very amateurish at best. The only real highlight was the...  more »
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  • This is certainly worth a visit. The trial is very well acted even though there are only two actresses and and some mannequins. The guide who engaged with the crowd was witty and knowledgeable. The dungeon had a chill to it even on a hot July day that added to the effect of thinking on the conditions the accused has to live in.
  • Have been coming to Salem for years and always stop here with family and friends. This most recent trip provided the best tour guide I’ve ever had here. The woman at the cash register seemed a bit annoyed when I tried to buy tickets. Tour was still fun. Worth a visit when you’re in town.
  • The outside of The Witch Dungeon Museum is very unassuming and looks relatively small; but don't let that fool you! Once inside, you'll see the ticket counter and gift shop; the trinkets they sell look like they're made in China. The real treat is in the theater where you'll be transported back to the time of the Salem Witch Trials. Here you will see a reenactment of an actual trial; it's crazy to think they believed what they did back then! In the basement you'll see a replica of the actual dungeon and how tortious the confinement was; it's incredible anyone survived. I really enjoyed the tour, it allowed me to understand how far we have come as a society, but also how far we have yet to go.
  • We had a wonderful guide. She gave us a lot of information and we all learned a few things. They do a short re-enactment of a witch trial then proceed through the dungeon. It was worth the ticket price. This was our first stop as we entered Salem from the train station. It was truly an excellent way to start our day in Salem! The guide and re-enactment actors were really good.
  • We really loved our time at the Witch Dungeon Museum. Our tour guide was a lot of fun, she had a great sense of humor and she made some dark and sad history more upbeat. The performance was cool, I just wish we weren’t still in a place where the actresses need masks because it muffled them a bit and made some parts hard to hear. The dungeon was awesome and we learned a lot.

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