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The Witch House/Corwin House

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Address: 310 Essex Street, Salem, MA 01970
Phone Number: +1 978-744-8815
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The only remaining Salem structure with direct ties to the witch trials of...

The only remaining Salem structure with direct ties to the witch trials of 1692.

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It only takes about 20 minutes to go through the house, but it's well worth the visit. It was interesting to see how people lived in that time period. It was owned by by one of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It only takes about 20 minutes to go through the house, but it's well worth the visit. It was interesting to see how people lived in that time period. It was owned by by one of the judges from the Salem witch trial, which added to my curiosity.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely building with lots of history. The self guided tour is interesting however there is not very much light to read the placards. The price is a bit steep as well for what you get.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

400 year old homes?! Who doesn't want to see the inside of them? This one has its story, but the structure and architectural stories are fascinating and beautiful!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A month ago I was planning my trip. Website said call for off season hours. Came into town from Atlanta w family for Thanksgiving. Have 3 days here prior to holiday. Called this morning. Recording says open today 10-5. Showed up 30 minutes ago. It is closed. Woman opened door to place sign saying closed until after Thanksgiving. I said... More 

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Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went after they were 'closed for the season" but still open to the public. All areas of the home had sufficient quantities of written material to clearly define the room, contents, activity, etc. I feel this home would best be toured with a guide because by the time I'm finished reading the literature hanging on the walls, I feel... More 

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Greenville, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful old house with interesting history. I learned many things about family life from the walk through.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This house dates from the 1600s and the oldest still standing. This is the house of the Judge that presided over many of the witches trials. The house is impressive and well kept and shows how people lived in those days. There was a line to get in.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited during Halloween weekend with small children. We were unsure about which activities would truly be child friendly. The Witch House was great. The kids were interested in and asked questions about how the family lived, etc. The tour itself was very informative and presented very nicely. I'd definitely recommend a visit.

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for goofy ghost stuff, this isn't the place. I loved learning about the time period and the day to day lives of the women of Salem at that time, and what a house would have looked like if the women who lived there were accused of witchcraft. Super neat place.

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Suffield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Being in the home of one of witch trials' judges brought this period of the late 1600s to life. The tour is very good, providing historical background on life at the time, and displaying furniture and architecture common then. Definitely worth stopping in!

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