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Address: 310 Essex Street, Salem, MA 01970
Phone Number: 978 744 8815
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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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I love this house! It is a must see if you are into all the history of the witch trials! It is the only house standing related to the incidents! It is small and I feel like for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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North Adams Massachusetts
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Salem, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The "Witch House" is a first period (from the 1600's) house in Salem. It is tied to the Witchcraft trials of 1692 as one of the judges lived there. The exhibition could be incredible - discussing the types of materials available to build homes and what makes the structure either unique or common. It could explain how people used the... More 

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North Adams Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I love this house! It is a must see if you are into all the history of the witch trials! It is the only house standing related to the incidents! It is small and I feel like for the price when it's self guided is a bit to much. But if you want to see this stuff you will pay... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Only one still around that has a direct relation to a witch thing (judge lived there) so worth it. Beautiful and educational and dark and satisfying.

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Wexford, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

It is a wonderful building from outside and the tourguides based in each room are enthusiastic and very friendly. I did not go on a guided tour of the house which probably would have made more of an impact on me - the tours are on the hour (I would go again on a guided tour). There is some good... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

Before all the ghost and monster tours and witches shops, people came to Salem to see The Witch House. I grew up in the area and Salem History in the 60's and 70's was basically The Witch House, The House of the Seven Gables and maybe the statue of Roger or the cemetery. It's one example of how rich people... More 

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Melbourne, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We were offered a tour with a guide or going self-guided. My husband and I like to go at our own pace and there's plenty of description about the house and that was fine with us. It was a good stop while walking around Salem

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I've been wanting to see this place since the first time I watched Ghost Adventures and heard about all the paranormal things that go on in there. The history alone was enough to drive me to Salem, but the history and scandal surrounding the witch trials and this house are what took me on the tour of the house. The... More 

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Taunton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I love Historic places,it was great,there was a guide there to answer any questions.He was great,very knowledgeable My husband and I found the House to be very interesting.It was 90 degrees when we visited,but it was comfortable inside,whole tour lasted 1 1/2 hrs. highly recommend.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Took the self guided tour. Not much to see. Signs need to be redone - looking shabby and hard to read. Items displayed on very low shelves hard to see. Faded displays. Not handicap accessible. Bathroom for emergencies only. Staff nice.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This is a self guided tour with a tour guide in the house to answer any questions you may have. The artefacts are not from the actual house though - they have been gifted from other institutions in the area. This was a bit of a let down as I thought the house was all original but it was still... More 

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