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The Witch House/Corwin House

Address: 310 Essex Street, PO Box 465, Salem, MA 01970
Phone Number: 978 744 8815
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Ranked #15 of 36 Attractions in Salem
Type: Historic Sites, Museums, Cultural
Owner description: The only remaining Salem structure with direct ties to the witch trials of 1692.
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Type: Historic Sites, Museums, Cultural
Owner description: The only remaining Salem structure with direct ties to the witch trials of 1692.

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Delray Beach, Florida
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84 reviews 84 reviews
37 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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106 reviews 106 reviews
18 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

A nice presentation of a surviving period house from the witch trials era. The building actually has a connection to the witch hysteria, having been the home of the official who signed off on the first accusations. They don't sensationalize the witch stuff in their presentations, but they do provide a good bit of historical context.

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Franklin, NJ
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

It was a repeat of what we heard on the Bewitched tour, so it was good to hear again, but had we know that we would not have gone in. It was reasonably priced, If this is the only tour you do, then I think it would be worth it. Its good for the history and if you have disabled... More 

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Manitoba, Canada
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426 reviews 426 reviews
72 attraction reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

Was a little disappointed that the name gave a slightly different idea of what the place was about, however, it's still an interesting historical account of a very dark time. The house itself is dark and heavy feeling, and I am not convinced you really get bang for your buck by spending time here, but it is still amazing that... More 

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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Dark and interesting. The "shop" could use a little bit more of items, some perhaps specific of the Witch House. The house is full of interesting data and items, but it could also use a guide to make it easier to navigate, not letting the visitor simply try and find its way around.

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Stonewall, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The history of the witch trials is hard to believe! The commentator was in period costume, well spoken and appeared very knowledgeable. Take about an hour to do this one.

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Chicago, Illinois
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80 reviews 80 reviews
40 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

A lot of people do not believe in the paranormal. Or are just very skeptic. But I'll tell you the truth my spouse and I were on a tour and this was one of the stops. And there was a very odd to say the least. Energy surrounding this place. Gave you goosebumps. It was like someone was watching you... More 

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Silver Spring, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Love this place. I toured the house in mid-September before the October crowd fills the city. Our guide was well informed and was quick to answer any questions we threw her way. It may have been the small number of people in the group (only 3) but the tour felt intimate and relaxed. I didn't feel as if I was... More 

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