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Houdini Museum

1433 N Main Ave, Scranton, PA 18508-1822
+1 570-342-5555
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Vaudeville Lives in Scranton PA!

There are things that might prevent you from visiting this "museum" - the general location in... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
James D
Salem, New Jersey
A fun blend of history, magic and story-telling

Visiting this place is a bit like going into your uncle's dusty attic, opening a trunk and seeing... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Christopher M
Pocono Mountains Region, Pennsylvania
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RESERVATIONS SUGGESTED! A museum dedicated to Houdini, the famous magician. Includes a film, a guided tour of the exhibit and a 1 hour stage magic show with nationally known magicians,with doves, ducks, a rabbit and a poodle. Lots of comedy and audience participation. Our magicians have appeared on HBO and other network specials. We often sell out and advance phone reservations are discounted. Arrive between 1 PM and 2:15 and see the entire event. Earlier tours are a bit longer.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible9%
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“old house” (8 reviews)
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Hours Today: 13:00 - 16:30
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1433 N Main Ave, Scranton, PA 18508-1822
+1 570-342-5555
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Reviewed 2 days ago

There are things that might prevent you from visiting this "museum" - the general location in Scranton and the specific working glass neighborhood, back yard parking and general appearance ("wait - is this a house? This is just a house!" But I would say don't...More

Thank James D
Reviewed 4 days ago

Visiting this place is a bit like going into your uncle's dusty attic, opening a trunk and seeing all the artifacts of his life. The museum is chock full of displays, exhibits, property and memorabilia related to Houdini. The people who run it are immensely...More

Thank Christopher M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The two magicians that run this museum not only treat you to a narrated walk through the exhibits, but at the conclusion of it, actually perform for an hour as well! Amazing The show is awesome! They bring in doves, ducks, bunnies and do amazing...More

1  Thank Muffarah M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The two that run this museum (the First Lady of magic and Bravo) are fantastic! They are so personable and clearly love what they do! The show was great and the history of Houdini was so fun.

1  Thank Amelia R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Two accomplished magicians run the museum and they put on a great magic exhibition. The artifacts are numerous and many of interest. Do not let the appearance of the neighborhood deter you...it has seen better days. I was glad to see families in attendance. A...More

Thank Allensandraalexmarc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Houdini Museum is more than just a museum and it is more than just a place for children or adults. When you enter you are immediately entertained by Bravo the Great with funny, stupid and silly jokes, which I loved, and a bit of...More

1  Thank Frankie754
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

the museum entry was $20. I thought I had read there would be a discount if you reserved in advance, but I don't think I got one. The entry price actually isn't listed anywhere on their website, so I'm happy to pass that info along!...More

Thank Berlinguy030
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

Looking for something different, the Houdini museum fits the bill. The vaudeville act is cute and the magic will keep you interested. They have a personal history with Houdini and have a complete collection including personal effects. The kids got to participate and everyone enjoyed...More

Thank 288georgeb
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

This and the coal mine tour were the highlights of my Scranton trip. Dorothy and Bravo are awesome. The are excellent performers and warm and personable to boot. It was cool to meet such a world renown magician as Dorothy. The show was fantastic, the...More

Thank Negatron N
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Located in a small old house, this was indeed a surprise. Several rooms are crammed full of Houdini's memorabilia. You are given the tour by Dorothy Dietrich, former famous female magician, and Bravo the Great her assistant [also a former performing magician]. Both are very...More

1  Thank rahj9
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14 July 2016|
Response from mmkerrick | Reviewed this property |
It's a couple hours including a very good magic show.
8 May 2016|
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Response from OneTriprFan | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the collection is really cool. Impressive for any age... The tour guides adjust their tours to fit the age of the group in the room. The Magic Show is Amazing for any age. The magicians even float some one from the... More
3 April 2015|
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Response from trafalgar007 | Reviewed this property |
The numbers listed above are accurate