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The Witch House/Corwin House

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The only remaining Salem structure with direct ties to the witch trials of 1692.
310 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970-3257
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All reviews self guided tour answer questions period furniture own pace historical home piece of history step back in time take your time lots of history on display gift shop great history visiting salem judge ties witch information
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Reviewed 3 days ago

If you only pay to enter one house/attraction in Salem, this is the one. It's the only structure still standing with direct ties to the Witch Trials, and much of the original floors, beams and furniture are original unlike some other places in Salem. The...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank solocationer
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I love history, so I still enjoyed this, but honestly it I’d barely worth the trip. It was a total of 4 rooms. Nothing inside is original to the home, but is authentic to the time period. Ok if you are in the area but...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 779lauriew
Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking from Salem train station to visit the First Church in Salem that was established in 1629, we passed by the Jonathan Corwin House or (misnamed) Witch house, which is an excellent example of 17th-century New England architecture. Judge Jonathan Corwin lived here for more...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Michael B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Salem during the few days over Halloween and felt this was a must see while there. The ladies inside were so full of Information and really added to the experience. Although not a huge museum it is definitely a must for those wanting the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank boringdon_babe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve always wanted to see the Witch House and was glad I made time to do so today. We didn’t have time to tour the house unfortunately, but will be sure to do it next time we’re in town. Make sure you stop by, just...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kimf306
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the only remaining house from the time of the witch trials in Salem 1692. The house is painted black not for theatrics, but as was the custom back in the day to keep the heat in. We took a formal walking tour of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ryan B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I truly enjoyed visiting the Witch House and seeing all the pieces of history that they have collected and displayed for the public. The books. The beds. The witch bottles. The confessions. And much more. I think I saw a few witches in the house....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank an0nym0us9999
Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

It's cool to see some old things but also you feel like you're going to fall through the floor the entire time because the house is so old.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Pukeonthestreet
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed touring the Corwin house and seeing the furniture and artifacts of the day and reading the history. Self guided tour but guides available to answer questions. Took about 25 mins as we read the history posted throughout.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Worktotravel52
Reviewed 5 November 2018

This was a small place, but it packs in a lot of information. They display a mix of real museum-type pieces and modern-day examples to show what the house might have looked like during the relevant historical period. I enjoyed learning about some things I...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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28 March 2018|
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Response from 370lisak | Reviewed this property |
No cost or tour to look at the outside of the house.
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 ..
31 October 2017|
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Response from AshleyB8 | Reviewed this property |
20-30 minutes tops