Great historical site for families to visit. We went during the Danvers Family Festival so admission was free.
Who better than a direct descendant of Rebecca Nurse to give tours of this property? The tour was very interesting, giving a thorough history of Rebecca and the witch trials. I was happy that they allow you to take pictures inside the house. You also have the option of visiting her grave across the lawn at the back of the... More
Having 1st read of this beloved and tragically wronged pillar of her community 50 years previously (and over the intervening years chanced to befriend 2 of her descendants) I found it very moving to visit the home where she had grown old but was robbed of the chance to die peacefully in her own bed. A reproduction of that period's... More
The Rebecca Nurse Homestead is not just well maintained but really is a beautiful sight especially in the fall. The house is set up just as it would have been in 1692 and really tells the story of how people lived back then. The black cat sitting at the window gave me the spooks at first but then I realized... More
The actual house is awesome! And you can take pictures! :) The cemetery is only a few minute walk and worth it. Pretty neat history. It was my favorite place the entire trip. The upstairs is awesome too. They take small groups up there, so make sure you're not in a huge school group. The guide was excellent and knew... More
My mother and I came to Salem for a spooky Halloween weekend, but also wanted to know the history of the 1692 witch trials. I did my research and found that Rebecca Nurse's homestead was still standing in what is now Danvers, MA (formerly Salem Village). I knew at once we had to go — I'm so glad we did!... More
This was one of our favorite experiences on our trip to Salem. I would highly recommend making the 15 minute journey from Salem to Danvers, as this location far surpassed anything available there in terms of history and price. It was a totally non-tacky look back to the time of the witch trials. Candace was extremely knowledgeable about the time... More
So wonderful to see places like this preserved so that we may experience part of our history. The tour guide was a young woman who was very informative and interesting to listen to. After the guided tour of the Nurse house and meeting place, we were able to walk around the grounds (30 acres remaining of the original 300) and... More
Unlike many tour locations/sites, this attraction is worth the visit. 28+ acres includes a reproduction of a community/social meeting house, a barn and the main house. Decent artifacts although not all period accurate displayed throughout the house. Cemetery at the back of the property worth the walk. As the tour guide pointed out the place is run by volunteers so... More
If in the Salem area and you are interested in local history this is a must visit. If you are interested in how community hysteria can lead to innocent people being put in jail and executed this is a must visit. The staff there were helpful and informative.
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