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Witch Dungeon Museum, Salem

Categories: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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2.9/5 based on 460+ reviews on the web
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. Use our Salem itinerary maker to arrange your visit to Witch Dungeon Museum and other attractions in Salem.
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  • Have done this a couple of times, it puts you in the courtroom with actors recreating the Salem Witch Trials which is quite interesting. Would recommend if you really want the history of the Salem Wit...  read more »
  • I have been to the Witch Dungeon museum a couple of times now. It begins with a summation of the Witch trials, then brings you into a supposed recreation of the prison space of the period. The stories...  read more »
  • Trial reenactment. Expected a second act after curtain closed and host(?) spoke to audience, but sent down to dungeon instead. Interesting variety of cubicles or cells with lifelike figures appearing ...  read more »
  • If you're walking in here thinking that you're visiting an actual witch prison, I suspect you're not paying much attention to the marketing material. What it actually is- a reenactment, and a somewhat playful one at that-- is a fun diversion with some actual historical education thrown in. The live acting of the witch trials is pretty great and they do it even if you're the only person visiting at the time (I know because I traveled here alone and they still put on the show for me, which I thought was awesome) Voyaging into the dungeons below gives you a sense of the cold, dark, awful space that actually once existed. Certainly the staging of the mannequins changes the vibe a bit from serious historical museum to roadside attraction but so what? I liked that and definitely felt that for my money I was treated to a good experience. I was, as mentioned, alone, and the staff still walked me through everything and answered all of my questions while acting and being kind.
  • Historic and informative live re-enactment of one of the trials that took place in Salem, with a tour of the dungeon, village and hanging tree recreations! A must visit when in Salem!
  • I was disappointed. The play acting at the beginning was nice, but the dioramas with no information or relation to the events, other than being located in a dungeon, was simply not worth it.
  • Very fast performance but not for young adults or college people. Good for kids and families
  • Not the real thing. Very dissapointed.
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