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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 #17 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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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

This was excellent! Very small house, some information about the witch trials since he was one of the judges but more to do with life during that time.

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Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Many of the attractions in salem are hokey , this one is a great piece of true witch trials history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Learning more about this period (1692) and what really went on in Salem through the tour of the Witch House was an eye-opener for my children. They'd heard the stories when we lived in Tennessee, but now they live in Maine, and Salem is just a couple of hours away, and they are learning history first hand and up close.... More

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Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

This home was the most authentic home from the actual trials era. It was very nice to have a walk through of the place. It was self guided so you can enjoy each room at your own time. Staff are there to answer any questions you have.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Due to history alone is reason enough to stop by. you can walk into the guest house but any further is a fee.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

The place is very nice and it has a lot of history. The people giving the "show" were very good. The story however was not!!! It was too long and complicated and it had no ending. It left every one confused. I wonder if it was over ir not. So did everyone else. Not a good ending for such good... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

If you've come to Salem firstly for education on the witch trials, i recommend going. It's a small presentation but if you don't mind reading it's very interesting and informative on witchcraft beliefs, the corwin family, and early colonial life. It's a little pricy for how small it was, so if reading and no guided tour isn't your thing, skip... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Great for History and Atmosphere, for someone that would does not know much of Salem this would be great starting point. The staff are friendly and helpful, with time for questions and advice if you are new to the area. Guided tours are available at extra cost. We did it as the first part of Salem as a tour and... More

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Hopewell, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We attended a show at Witch house this past Saturday night. There are lots of events in Salem this time of year and this one is not very good. The presentation takes place in three different rooms, takes about 25 - 30 minutes and ends very abruptly, in fact we had no idea it was actually over , we just... More

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Mastic Beach, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

It was neat to be in a building so old as to have been around during the actual trials. The staff was very nice and knowledgeable, answering all our questions with great detail.

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