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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 #19 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Nothing special very tiny home not worth the price of admission. Good to just pass by and take a look from the outside. It is a self guided tour so you basically just walk around an old house with a few signs stating what room ur in. So tiny took 3 minutes to walk through

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Nice self guided tour of the house. Period artifacts to see and read about. Amazing over 300 yrs old and e condition it's in.

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Biloxi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I went with a friend who has more interest in this time period than me so this was her take on it: she liked the authenticity of the artifacts and home. She preferred walking through the home at her own pace without a guide. I on the other hand would have liked someone to point out the highlights in a... More

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

Really enjoyed the experience around this old place. Well laid out with many antique items on display. Great that you can take photos in the house so long as it's not flash photography. Educational and a good explore, would recommend as a first strip into the witch trials

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This is our first experience in Salem. It was very informative and great place to visit. Enjoyed the available tour guides to answer any questions. Love seeing this historical place.

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Temecula, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

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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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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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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