Witch Dungeon Museum Salem
Where are we going today?
The 1692 Salem Witch Trails are one of the most iconic historic events in the entire country, so if you're going to learn about them, why not REALLY experience them!
Don't worry, you won't really go on trial! The Witch Dungeon Museum is one of the most exciting experiences in Salem, and let's you travel back to 1692 as you listen to live re-enactments of the trials - with costumed actors actually reading the words from the historical transcripts!
How amazing is that - it might feel like you ARE actually there! You will hear all about the names and people who really were affected by the trails - from the Reverend Parris' daughter Better, to Abigail his niece.
What do you think it took to have that sort of trial and punishment? Some children barked like dogs...others would have fits on the floor. There were some strange goings on in the village!
The trails have gone down in infamy, however they actually only lasted 13 months in total. 156 people were accused, and 19 were actually hung...just to name a the nicest form of punishment!
They have continuous shows all day!
After you have seen the re-enactments, the Witch Dungeon Museum gives you the chance to actually tour the dungeon yourself! The museum lets you explore a recreated village and Gallows Hill. If you're in the area around Halloween, you might find some extra haunted happenings occurring!
An amazing way for kids to learn about the history of Salem and the witch trials. It might not be suitable for super young kids, but other kids will love the fact it's all based on a true story!
How much does it cost?
- Children$7 (ages 4 to 13)
When can we go?
Daily performances from 10am - 5pm
April to November
There are a number of resources that you can use to further the education. It's a great way for the kids to learn, so make sure you book ahead!.
There are plenty of places to enjoy some food before or after your visit! .
You'll find plenty of healthy options in Salem! You need that energy to face such a trial! .
Any Top Tips?
If you want to visit all 3 museums in the area, the combo ticket is the best bet. It's valid for the Witch Dungeon Museum, Witch History Museum and the New England Pirate Museum!.
Doing our bit
They have really used historical facts and information to create an experience where you can not only be entertained, but learn at the same time!.
Need a little extra help?
If you have specie needs, just give them a call to see how they can help you! .
You can get fact sheets in a number of languages! .
What people are saying?
by Jonathan Brackens
The guide is enthusiastic and should be acknowledged for her willingness to speak to the happenings and properly couch the witch trials as a hoax to get property and/or revenge. The acting by the one being accused was poor. The accuser was a better actress. $9.00 to get in...I would have paid $20.00 to get out. Lol!
by Perry Burns
Very amateurish and definitely not worth a journey to visit. Mediocre acting, poor exhibits and just not worth the money.
by Benjamin Muller
Enthusiastic guides, but a bit too hokey. Getting a sense of the size of the Salem Gaol is the highlight, but the actual exhibits are more campy than educational.
by George W
Great look at how the accused were actually treated, shame the actual one was destroyed, but that's typical. Farrr better than the other 'museums'.
by Eugene Paradizov
This was somewhat of a waste of time and money. Very cheap and not good acting to say the least. The tour is short, not interesting, basically, you're walking through a basement with little light. I wouldn't recommend it.