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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  • I enjoyed this museum. The trial was interesting. The history and wax figures were quite accurate. I found that there was great information. A neat place to visit with quite a few photo opportunities.  more »
  • The Witch Dungeon Museum provides lots of information about the Salem witch trials and includes a tour of the house and dungeons where the accused were held and questioned. A short play about the time...  more »
  • Very interesting, well acted and with a great tour through some imaginary dungeons. It is very informative and educational and in sharp contrast to the comic witch tourism around. Would definately rec...  more »
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  • Good History yet a bit cheesy . Our tour was roughly 30/35 minutes which I felt was short but then again I can spend days in museums. Not really for the younger ages but if they enjoy the History it could be a good time for them
  • The building created a great atmosphere for the historical reenactments, the actors were all very knowledgeable about the topics covered and any all questions I'd think to ask were answered.
  • Definitely worth the $10 spent. It starts with a small theatrical demonstration of a trial and then concludes with the tour downstairs of the replica of the jail that the prisoners stayed in. Our guide was very knowledgeable.
  • Highly informative and or guide was awesome. Set you're expectations correctly and ghoul enjoy the visit - production plus the tour lasts about 35min.
  • Great vibe on all Hallows eve. Figured they would have stayed open later but alas. Enjoyed the role playing, the stage craft was a little junior high but some of the campiness was enjoyable. Pirate museum even better get the multipass

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Where to stay in Salem

There are a number of accommodations within walking distance of downtown, enabling you to make the most of Salem’s nightlife and dining options. Those who want a room rich with character should look to the outskirts of the city. There you can find a number of charming bed and breakfasts, several of which are in restored century-old homes. A house or apartment rental is ideal if you're on vacation for a longer period of time.
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