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The Witch House/Corwin House

310 Essex Street, PO Box 465, Salem, MA 01970
978 744 8815
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Ranked #18 of 41 Attractions in Salem
Type: Historic Sites, Museums
Traveler Description:  The Witch House / The Corwin House   The "Witch House," as it is called (it is also more accurately known as "The Corwin House"), is Salem's only... more »
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Temecula, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Welcome to the house of horrors. The horror of wasting your money that is. Bring your flashlight so you can read the Xerox copies of old documents posted on the walls. We had the distinct honor of being in the company of a docent that doesn't (one who doesn't know much about the place).

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Argyle, Texas
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54 reviews 54 reviews
30 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This is the last place in Salem that has an original link to the 1692 Witch Trials. The house is maintained in original period pieces, and has a lot of information to absorb. A self-guided tour, the house does well to situate itself in the period of 1692, while also recognizing the history that happened since. A good acknowledgement of... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Can't believe we spent $15 on this ... great historical info but presentation was just a bore. You sit in this room and look at wax presentations narrated of the witch hysteria.

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West Winfield, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

My wife and I arrived and there was a few other groups coming in the door after us. As we came in and walked over to pay the admission the girl at the counter informed us the drinks we had could not be brought in but we could leave them on the ledge of the table sitting behind the counter-... More

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Calverton, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The only building remaining in Salem associated with the witch trials. It was the home of a magistrate. Quite the authentic experience and also provides a good taste of life back in that era. Overall very good. Recommended.

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Salem mass
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Before I visited, I thought it was an accused witch's house and it would be different...but it lacked entertainment and its not worth the money you pay. You're better off going to another Salem museum!

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13 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The price paid for this tour did not fit the lack of information. There were limited tour guides which did not interact much with the visitors. As a self-guided tour it was short and lacking of something.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

It's a little expensive for as short of the time as you would end up spending in there. There are a lot of cool facts and information in the place. The artifacts and the things are very cool but it's hard to navigate and crowded. I wouldn't recommend it for those who can't go up sharp stairs. It's a cool... More

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Denver, Colorado
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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This was another good piece of history and was cool from the outside, unfortunately we where there during the off season, so didn't not get to see the house or get any real info on it. Make sure you check their hours and availability before going.

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Corning
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

It was very cool to see. I love old houses and it was awesome to read all the plaques they had. I definitely think the admissions price was ridiculous but I guess if that's your passion it's worth it. If you're just intrigued and interested in Salem's history, go to the witch dungeon.

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