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Houdini Museum

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

My wife had wanted to go here for years, and this past weekend we finally got the chance. Honestly... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tom B
Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Took our Grandkids, they loved it, as we did also! Neighborhood looks rough but once inside, be... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible9%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1433 N Main Ave, Scranton, PA 18508-1822
+1 570-342-5555
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife had wanted to go here for years, and this past weekend we finally got the chance. Honestly, this was one of the best times I have had in a long time. The owners are very passionate about Houdini, and it shows. They have...More

Thank Tom B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took our Grandkids, they loved it, as we did also! Neighborhood looks rough but once inside, be prepared to be amazed and entertained.

Thank Putter1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have always been fascinated by magic. When I was younger I even dabbled in performing magic for my family. Doing research for a weekend trip I came across the Houdini Museum in Scranton Pennsylvania and I just had to schedule a visit. To call...More

Thank Balkin25
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dorothy Dietrich and Bravo were great. Funny, engaging, "corny" at times 😃 (see the magic show and you'll get my reference - It's a good thing!) They know so much about Houdini and convey that knowlede with enthusiasm! Must-do if you are in Scranton

Thank Alice S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had an exceptional experience. Both John Bravo and Dietrich are top notch illusionists/magicians. Their lengthy performance was perfect for all ages. They get the audience involved and make sure everyone is entertained. Plus they have lots of magic tricks for purchase....More

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a not to be missed experience you and your family will remember for a lifetime! Good entertainment like this is quite hard to find anywhere, and from the outside, you wouldn't expect to find it in Scranton, yet if you give it a...More

Thank rlitman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A small museum filled with the history of Houdinii the magician. Artifacts in ever place you turn . The tour given by a very entertaining magician to give you the history of the life of magic of escape artists . . Then there is actually...More

Thank Fingerlakes09
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Don't miss the Houdini Museum! This was one of the top highlights of our trip. Excellent museum with so many amazing things to see, and a great magic show. Fun for the whole family, be sure to go!

Thank Peggy R
Reviewed 16 August 2017

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 15 August 2017

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
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15 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
4 April 2015|
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Response from trafalgar007 | Reviewed this property |
The numbers listed above are accurate