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The Witch House/Corwin House

Address: 310 Essex Street, PO Box 465, Salem, MA 01970
Phone Number: 978 744 8815
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Ranked #15 of 36 Attractions in Salem
Type: Historic Sites, Museums, Cultural
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Owner description: The only remaining Salem structure with direct ties to the witch trials of 1692.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

A nice presentation of a surviving period house from the witch trials era. The building actually has a connection to the witch hysteria, having been the home of the official who signed off on the first accusations. They don't sensationalize the witch stuff in their presentations, but they do provide a good bit of historical context.

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Franklin, NJ
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11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

It was a repeat of what we heard on the Bewitched tour, so it was good to hear again, but had we know that we would not have gone in. It was reasonably priced, If this is the only tour you do, then I think it would be worth it. Its good for the history and if you have disabled... More

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Manitoba, Canada
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69 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

Was a little disappointed that the name gave a slightly different idea of what the place was about, however, it's still an interesting historical account of a very dark time. The house itself is dark and heavy feeling, and I am not convinced you really get bang for your buck by spending time here, but it is still amazing that... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Dark and interesting. The "shop" could use a little bit more of items, some perhaps specific of the Witch House. The house is full of interesting data and items, but it could also use a guide to make it easier to navigate, not letting the visitor simply try and find its way around.

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Stonewall, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The history of the witch trials is hard to believe! The commentator was in period costume, well spoken and appeared very knowledgeable. Take about an hour to do this one.

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Chicago, Illinois
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79 reviews 79 reviews
40 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

A lot of people do not believe in the paranormal. Or are just very skeptic. But I'll tell you the truth my spouse and I were on a tour and this was one of the stops. And there was a very odd to say the least. Energy surrounding this place. Gave you goosebumps. It was like someone was watching you... More

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Silver Spring, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Love this place. I toured the house in mid-September before the October crowd fills the city. Our guide was well informed and was quick to answer any questions we threw her way. It may have been the small number of people in the group (only 3) but the tour felt intimate and relaxed. I didn't feel as if I was... More

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Glassboro, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We really enjoyed seeing this piece of history that is still standing, AND reading all the exhibit info provided. I enjoyed trying to imagine what living there would have been like. It's small, so if you're not going to read the posters and look at the artifacts, it probably is not worth the admission price. But, we loved it. One... More

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New York City, New York
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77 reviews 77 reviews
24 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

I have to admit I was disappointed to learn that an accused "witch" did NOT live there. It was a home to a wealthy merchant who later became a judge during the witch trial period. We did learn a little about the witch trial and the living situation if the time. Giving it only 3-rating for the misnomer, "Witch House."

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

If you're interested in learning about the trials, go here and read the information provided. It is a piece of history none-the-less. Worth the tour, and fun to be a part of it.

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