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The only remaining Salem structure with direct ties to the witch trials of 1692.
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310 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970-3257
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Old house where the judge lived during the witch trials. It's mostly preserved although rather lacking in furniture. Still an interesting tour of an old house and you hear a little bit of witch trials history.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I can not recommend this venue - from the poorly managed sales of tickets at the front (we arrived just behind a enormous group, were treated rudely and ignored), to the extraordinarily basic and poorly displayed historical information. There were about 3-4 things to read...More

Thank logieb
Reviewed 6 days ago

This house provided a lot of interesting Salem and Witch Trial history, but a little pricey for the short self-guided tour. It was more interesting for my mother, who has not read the Crucible. The staff was very knowledgeable. I was expecting more "witch" stories...More

1  Thank Lauren C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Witch House is one of the true pieces of actual history in Salem. It is not commercialized and the artifacts are real. This is the house of one of the judges from the witch trials and the curators have done a nice job keeping...More

Thank michaelrT1402NB
Reviewed 1 week ago

Salem is full of witch history. The Witch House offers a terrific look at a home from the time. You walk through at your own pace reading and looking at a great collection of period items. The house itself is excellent, but the items in...More

Thank Preacher2760
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was not worth the $8.25 fee as it is a small house and not much to see. Save your money for another museum.

Thank Bumby2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was really jazzed to see this house and the house holds up with original windows (one of the few places left here that has them) and a really beautiful old loom. It is a self guided tour and, despite the assurance that there are...More

Thank Companion617258
Reviewed 1 week ago

Perhaps October (even the first day of it!) is just a busy season, but the house was a bit crowded for me. Only one docent on hand and no guided tours when we went, but there's a wealth of early furniture and cool artifacts (the...More

1  Thank gormer
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lot of great history, but they need to limit the amount of people allowed in the house at one time (or lower the limit)- it was pretty busy the day and time we went through and it got pretty crowded in most of the...More

Thank Cate D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very disappointed in this, for the $8 fee per person to get in. I would of paid maybe $1-2 to get in. Nothing to the place as far as old homes go, and nothing I haven't seen before. I thought it would have more 'witch'...More

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ErinHoughton
28 March 2018|
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Response from Lisa K | Reviewed this property |
No cost or tour to look at the outside of the house.
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Sheryl C
26 February 2018|
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Response from Mike W | Reviewed this property |
Not that we used but highly recommend staying in Gloucester, Ma to save a lot of lodging money ..
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Hayley1607
31 October 2017|
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Response from AshleyB8 | Reviewed this property |
20-30 minutes tops
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