About the Harry Houdini Museum and Tour.
The Harry Houdini Museum is located in the Scranton, and Wilkes Barre, Pocono region

We feature some of the finest magicians in the world on our tours.

Harry Houdini was the inventor of the concept of the challenge escape. In addition, there are many other reasons Harry Houdini is a legendary figure throughout the world, which are covered in the tour and show at the Harry Houdini Museum. A visit to the Harry Houdini Museum includes an entertaining two hour guided tour with an expert on Harry Houdini . The guide explains the artifacts and tells interesting facts and stories about Harry Houdini . Some of Harry Houdini's secrets are revealed, followed by a demonstration and magic show than includes some of the countries top magicians. The presentation changes each year since many visitors return again and again.

The Harry Houdini Museum has full 501 C-3 non profit status from the Internal Revenue Service of the Department of Treasury. The Harry Houdini Museum is dedicated to the greatest entertainers of all time, and to the city of Scranton, and all of Pennsylvania that embraced him. Of all the magicians past and present, none have captured the imagination of the public as has Harry Houdini. Harry Houdini's name and reputation live on in the hearts and minds of countless millions who have never even seen him perform live or on film. Ask any youngster who is the greatest magician in the world, and they will blurt out "HOUDINI."

The graphics and information in the Harry Houdini Museum and this web Page have been amassed after decades of collecting and research, by some of the countries top magicians, Much of the information is on exhibit at the Harry Houdini Museum & Tour. Housed in a 5,000 square foot restored turn of the century home the exhibit at the Harry Houdini Museum features many other interesting and historic artifacts of the Harry Houdini era along and some Harry Houdini secrets of promotion and magic are revealed, along with demonstrations and a magic show. In addition to Harry Houdini related artifacts such as a Harry Houdini milk can, Harry Houdini straight jackets, Harry Houdini locks, Harry Houdini newspaper articles, Harry Houdini movies, and pictures, there is antique furniture, bookcases, an Edison gramaphone, an Edison windup record player, a crank telephone, cast iron toys, Standard Brewery artifacts, and antique postcards of the area dating back to the turn of the century. Even the background music and the decor of the theater reflects the era. In addition each year different media showings and changing live demonstrations are presented that cover a different facet of Houdini's life. There is always something new at the Harry Houdini Museum & Tour! If you are coming through the area make sure to call in advance for schedules and availability.

The Harry Houdini Tour covers the era of the industrial revolution, a very important time in our nation's and Scranton's history as well. Harry Houdini , of course, was and still is one of the most famous theatrical personalities in history. Harry Houdini worked every major show spot in the world. Our area was an important stop on the vaudeville circuit and Houdini and his brother appeared here many times. There is rarely a film story on the vaudeville era that does not mention Scranton as a stopping point on the theatrical circuit. The Harry Houdini Tour also covers much local history as well as Houdini and his brother Hardeen's historic escapes, challenges and exposures of frauds in our area. A book, " Harry Houdini in Scranton & Pennsylvania" is currently availabe. about these exploits.
Harry Houdini Board Member Dorothy Dietrich.
Dorothy Dietrich, one of the countries top magicians and best known woman magicians in the world, is on our Harry Houdini Board of Directors. Shown here on the Robert Klein Show. She has appeared on many TV specials and major show spots (see separate section).

Harry Houdini Board memberDick Brookz
Dick Brookz pictured here with Brooke Shields while performing at the world famous Copacabanna in New York. He ran New York"s famous Magic Towne House for 15 years and was owner and publisher of Hocus Pocus Magazine. The Harry Houdini Museum has been in Scranton for twenty years and is an important Scranton attraction.

The Harry Houdini Museum has won awards two years in a row for our contributions to recreation and tourism by the Economic Development Council of Northeastern Pennsylvania and the Pocono Northeast Development Fund. We have had stories featuring Houdini and the tour in local and national TV and print. The most recent is a travel channel Magic Road Trip show. Hardly a day goes by when one doesn't find reference to Harry Houdini in the various media.

We are glad to report that we continue to gain in popularity as time goes by. We expect to be sold out many days this next tourist season, and believe by the following year we will be on the lookout for a larger facility. During the winter months the Harry Houdini Museum has limited hours and is open weekends from Memorial Day weekend and June Weekends and every day (7 days a week from July 1 through Labor Day weekend. Other months call for times. For further information contact (570) 342-5555.

There are other interesting tourist destinations in our area as well, which can be seen on the Pocono Fun Guide Pages.

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Things to do

Various magic events throughout the world. | Harry Houdini site with tons of Harry Houdini Pictures, etc. | Home site of magician DorothyDietrich. | Site about information about the Harry Houdini Seances. | Site about the most dangerous effect in magic, The Jinxed Bullet Catch! | Home of the Origianl Harry Houdini Seance. | Book a room in any city in the world | Poconos only In-room magazine | Where to go on a Honeymoon | Discounts for Honeymoons, Caesars, etc | World's only Museum entirely devoted to Harry Houdini | Pocono Mountains Directory | Pocono Mountain Index | Coupons for Pocono Mountains attractions | Discounts in the Poconos | Poconos Leading Guide | Getaway to the Pocono Mountains | Getaways in the Pocono Mountain Region | Discount Honeymoons in the Pocono Mountains | Honeymoon int the Poconos Mountain Region | Comprhensive directory of Pocono Mountain NE PA Hotels | Restaurants in the Mountains of the Poconos | Pocono Honeymoon Information | The first auction site in Canada | http://Everything important to do in Scranton PA | Find and Reserve throughout the world | KaeserBlair wholesale imprinted souvenirs | Comprehensive listing of magic events throughout the world | Haunted events throughout the world that run most of the year. |

Web Sites of Interest

Magicians Calendar. | Harry Houdini site. | | The Harry Houdini Seances. | The Jinxed Bullet Catch! | Origianl Harry Houdini Seance. | CityDirectories | GuestMagazine | HoneymoonDirectory | HoneymoonDiscounts | Houdini.org | Pocono.net | Pocono.org | PoconoCoupons | PoconoDiscounts | PoconoFunGuide | PoconoGetaway | PoconoGetaways | PoconoHoneymoon | PoconoHoneymoons | PoconoHotels | PoconoRestaurants | PoconosHoneymoon | PolarAuctions | http://Scranton.org | WhereToFindTravel | KaeserBlair wholesale imprinted souvenirs | Comprehensive listing of magic events throughout the world | Haunted events throughout the world that run most of the year. |

This web site includes Harry Houdini biography, Harry Houdini tricks, Harry Houdini death, Harry Houdini quotes, the Harry Houdini movies or Harry Houdini movies, our Houdini Inc., Harry Houdini real last name, and Harry Houdini magic.

It features information about some of the countries top magicians. Harry Houdini and Hardeen biography, secrets of their sucess are revealed as well as information about Harry Houdini Tour, Museum demonstrations and shows.
Website of Scranton Magician Dick Brookz

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Address: 1433 N. Main Ave., Scranton, Pennsylvania (PA), 18508

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