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Scranton, Pennsylvania: Harry Houdini Museum

Claims to be the only museum in the world wholly devoted to the master magician. Open since 1989. Admission price includes a live magic show. Colorful exterior building art makes it clear you're at a Houdini Museum.

1433 N. Main Ave., Scranton, PA
West of I-81, on the northern end on town. I-81 exit 190 onto Main Ave., then drive west for two miles.
Summer daily 1:00-4:45; off-season Sa-Su only. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Adults $25; discount for advance reservations.
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They are closed for renovations. Call before you go.

[Becky, 11/21/2021]

Houdini Museum.

Harry Houdini Museum

A converted house on North Main Street with no on-street parking. You have to go to the next street -- it's small, almost an alley -- and park in back in a stone driveway. If it gets crowded you can potentially be boxed in since parking is three to fours cars wide and then you have to park behind other cars. Once you park you go down some stairs into the house. The first room you enter is cluttered with memorabilia, so much that you can't see it all. You can see stairs and other doors, and there is a small isle to walk to the front of the house.

We didn't go any further because we were told that admission is $20.00 per person.

[DealMom, 09/30/2013]

Sounds like that parking lot is based on an old Houdini trick.

Houdini Museum sign.

Harry Houdini Museum

Harry Houdini. His magic and escapes. The only museum in the world totally devoted to Houdini. Tours change and in the summer includes a magic show. Halloween shows in October (no tours) and a yearly Official Houdini Halloween seance on the Web.

Covers Houdini's career and facts about Houdini not found elsewhere. The Houdini Museum has national and international significance, especially since the tragic fire of the wonderful exhibit in Niagara Falls in May of 1995.

The Houdini Museum has been open for 10 years; prior to that a part of the exhibit was on display for 13 years at the famous Magic Towne House in New York City where we also did the only Official Houdini Halloween seances in NYC during that period.

[Larry, 10/24/2000]

Photo added Nov. 2010. The Houdini Museum has been under the stewardship of magicians Dorothy Dietrich and Dick Brookz since 1988.

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