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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  • Very cool. Basement was kind of dimly lit. I understand they were trying to get people to feel like they were in the actual dungeon but it kinda made it difficult to see the little exibits they had set up.
  • Fun place in Salem to visit with friends and family. Definitely would visit again
  • Was very interesting history, although sad for all those that suffered. Salem was an awesome place to visit. I will be back
  • 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.
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