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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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Fun time!

Lots of information, and a cool look through items that belong in that era! The house itself is really stunning.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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Detroit, Michigan
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Belmont, New Hampshire
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We had a great tour of the house of the seven gables, Salem Wax Museum And Old Salem Village. A wonderful day trip full of history. My family really enjoyed our day.

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Detroit, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Lots of information, and a cool look through items that belong in that era! The house itself is really stunning.

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Sydney, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We had already been to the Paul Revere House a few days earlier so were very dissapointed that they charge more for this so called witch house but provided so much less of an experience. We were out in less than ten minutes and over $20.00 poorer for Two adults and a child ( 8 years old. ) Not worth... More 

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Melrose Park, United States
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94 reviews 94 reviews
52 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Easy location to find and we parked on the side street, less than 1/2 a block to walk. You can take your time going from room to room. There is information on the furnishings to tell you about it. Not much of gift shop though.

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Aurora, Colorado
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

room by room you realize how easy it is to live in the 21st century without the threat of witches and witchcraft invading your home and family. How hard the life was here...even if you had money and could afford nice things. The historians were willing to answer any questions and knew so much about this house and era. great... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This is a unique experience with historical value. The self guided tour is not long, but there are many artifacts inside that are from the period and genuine. The tour was $10 which may seem a bit stiff for a small self-guided tour, but was reasonable in comparison to some of the other tours we encountered which generally ran about... More 

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NYC
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53 reviews 53 reviews
21 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

In all of my visits to Salem, this house never seems to be open to visitors. We called them and got their hours and still, not open. It's gorgeous from the outside but needs to (at least) post hours on the front door.

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Delray Beach, Florida
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85 reviews 85 reviews
37 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

It's cool to be in the oldest home in Salem, but I wish there was more. Not really worth the ten bucks since it was late in the day and self guided, but if you want to say you were there... pay it.

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Ottawa, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

It was really neat to walk through this house. The staff had interesting perspectives, and they didn't over hype the true events of the witch trials. It was really interesting to see all the artifacts and pieces of the times that inhabited the house. You really learned a lot by reading the various pieces that accompanied some of the artifacts.... More 

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Killeen, Texas
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122 reviews 122 reviews
18 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

It was a nice museum, but I found Salem as a whole to be over commercialized and didn't like it overall.

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