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Address: 310 Essex Street, PO Box 465, Salem, MA 01970
Phone Number: 978 744 8815
Description: 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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Not to often you can see inside a 17th Century house in the US. It's great that the building has been able to survive the urban growth, and weather to provide a good idea of what... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
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Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States
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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Of all the stops we made on this trip, this was probably the least exciting. It was self guided and the volunteer didn't offer up any additional history or anything. At other self guided stops, the volunteers were very excited to share their knowledge.

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Arnold, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Felt there was a missed opportunity here. It was a self guided tour; although there was a guide who could have answered question or showed us around, instead she sat down and read a book (we were the only ones in the house!). Considering it is the ONLY place in Salem that still stands that deals directly with the Salem... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

The house itself was great. I really wish there had been a guided tour of this house rather than just a walk through. There are lots of handwritten documents in tiny handwriting that made reading each one impossible. I enjoy history and left this house wishing I had learned more. Great staff...but I would have been happy to pay a... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Not to often you can see inside a 17th Century house in the US. It's great that the building has been able to survive the urban growth, and weather to provide a good idea of what living in the 17th century for the wealthy was like.

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NYC,NY
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73 reviews 73 reviews
31 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

Basically the same Salem witch story is told at each site. Yawn. I recommend going to one or two things in area. Enjoy the walking but most sites are a snooze.

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Ohio
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

I had to see this original home of Jonathan Corwin. It was a bit on the bland side, a little sparse of items but it was a place I am glad I made time for.

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Worcester
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58 reviews 58 reviews
17 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Maybe it's because we are from New England and so kind of used to historical areas but we were not impressed. It'a an old house with some historical contents that are somewhat interesting but I would not pay again to walk around it.

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Lynn, Massachusetts
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This is the same area I like to visit at night, or during the day. Again I love Salem and any chance I can get to come I take it! Between work, kids, school, sports, and other stuff I get here as much as possible!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

A visit that was more of the same. If you visit the Witch Museum, see the film at the Visitor's Center, read the info around town, then this house is just more of the same. Pick one and skip the rest.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This house is the last standing home of the Salem Witch Trials. A judge that impacted the Salem Witch Trials presided in this house. It's not a very impressive house and for close to ten dollars a person, it's not worth it. It's a self tour and my husband and I did it in under 10 minutes. I checked out... More 

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