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Witch Dungeon Museum, Salem
(2.9/5 based on 480+ 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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  • We learned a lot from this walk through, they have a play at the beginning to set the stage for everything. They have a beam from the original dungeon as well. 
  • This event does not require a lot of time or money. The group show is a mix of live action tour and animatronics. Young kids would probably like it better than teenagers and adults. 
  • The tour provided an interesting background to the witch trials. I would have to say the scenes with the mannequins were a bit disturbing looking. Other than that if you are going to get some historic...  more »
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  • I went here today and the acting was very good, and not too long to bore you. We were then brought downstairs and saw the dungeon. It was very cool to see the small compact replica spaces that the witches used to be confined in. There was a large crowd and in the dungeon it was just a big line so it felt very spacious. Very good stop and a very good price. I was looking for creepy in Salem, and this is where to go
  • Whether you're doing a witched themed day in Salem or just want to spice up a tourist visit with a bit of history, this is a nice place to start. A short play by laymen takes you back to the absurdity that was the Salem Witch Trails in the late 1600s, and the basement tour lets you experience for a short while the claustrophobic conditions which the accused had to endure. Quite educational, it makes it easy to understand why anyone accused might eventually confess just to escape this place. The Witch Dungeon Museum can be booked as a combination ticket together with the Salem Witch Museum and the New England Pirate Museum. Also, make sure to check out our personal favorite, The Gallows Hill Theater just across the street!
  • There is a very short reenactment of a witch trial from 1692 historical transcripts, it would have been much better is everyone on the stage was a real person. The replica jail cells in the dungeon were very interesting. All in all, if your interested in the witch trials, this is a good stop.
  • Features a short 10-15 minute live show featuring a re-enactment of a witch trial scene, followed by a tour of the recreated dungeon with wax figures in the cells.
  • Very good performance from the actors. The price was outstanding for the show and information provided. Worth the time to stop in if you're walking by!