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Address: 310 Essex Street, 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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Very informative house. It was wonderful to see a house from the witch trial period that actually still maintains many of its origins. The employees inside were very helpful and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Destin, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Very informative, women in period dress to answer questions. They were well informed and answered questions and expanded on the discussion about the house. The house is easy to get around with bigger rooms and higher ceilings. The reason provided was because of the wealth of the owner. OK for children and great display of period living.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Very informative house. It was wonderful to see a house from the witch trial period that actually still maintains many of its origins. The employees inside were very helpful and were able to answer the majority of the questions we asked. My two girls (12 & 8) enjoyed the house very much and learned a lot by reading all the... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This house belonged to one of the judges in the Salem witch trials, so it is authentic to the period. Well preserved house and the docent adds some interesting background and detail.

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Akron, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Very neat house to tour! I especially liked learning about the childbirth back in the 1600's on the 2nd floor!

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Discovery Bay, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

This was more a peek into what a house was like during the times of the witch trials rather than anything else. I enjoyed the authenticity and one of the docents just so happened to be talking at great length about the trials when we were visiting. That was great, otherwise you just had to read snippets of information on... More 

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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

A wonderful furnished house of the judge who was involved in the Salem witch trials.informative of the lifestyle in Salem at that time. Purchased lovely handmade glass hanging witches from their gift shop to bring home .well worth a visit !

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

A wonderful experience for the family, you feel like your back in time when in the Witch House. The children will be spell bound.

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Douglassville, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We did not do the guided tour, we still thought the admission was quite high to have access to 4 rooms and have to read everything on your own (very small print I may add) Even still, it only took us about 15-20 minutes and we were finished. Felt a little fleeced here.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Visited the house and went with self guided tour. While interesting with actual artifacts from the period it would have been nice to hear it from a guide. There are placards on all exhibits but there is definitely more to learn. The employees stationed in the house were able to answer questions that we asked.

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Halifax, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Although a very interesting attraction, the name implies that this house is where witches lived in Salem, and it is not. This is the house where the magistrate/judge lived who conficted them.

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Address: 310 Essex Street, Salem, MA 01970
Phone Number: 978 744 8815
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Salem

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