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Rebecca Nurse Homestead

149 Pine St, Danvers, MA 01923-2693
+1 978-774-8799
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Fascinating Piece of History

I visited the Homestead during the week, and it was relatively quiet. It gave me a lot of... read more

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Sue F
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Toronto, Canada
History and local culture

We were there for an annual festival, and they had volunteers dressed in costume from the 1920s... read more

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The Rebecca Nurse Homestead sits on 25+ acres of an original 300 acres occupied by Rebecca Nurse and her family from 1678 until 1798. This is the only home of a person executed during the Salem Village Witchcraft Hysteria of 1692 open to the public. Another unique feature is a reproduction of the 1672 Salem Village Meeting House where many of the early hearings surrounding the Salem Witchcraft Hysteria took place. Located on the grounds is the Nurse Family Cemetery. It has been a longstanding family tradition that Rebecca's son and husband retrieved her body after her execution and secretly buried it here. A monument with a poem by John Greenleaf Whittier was erected years later to commemorate this. Recently another victim of the Hysteria, George Jacobs, was buried here after being found in the middle of the last century on his former property in a lone unmarked grave. This is the only known burial site of anyone convicted of witchcraft during the Salem trials. Open seasonally May-November Saturday & Sunday 10-3 July & August extended summer hours Wednesday-Sunday 10-3 October extended hours Friday-Sunday 10-3 The Rebecca Nurse Homestead is a private non-profit museum owned by the Danvers Alarm List Coy. It is an entirely volunteer group of 18th century living history reeanactors that portray the militia, minute and alarm companies of Danvers and surrounding communities. The Alarm List Coy. Presents its impression to the public through demonstrations, exhibitions, parades, living history encampments and battle reenactments.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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149 Pine St, Danvers, MA 01923-2693
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Reviewed today

I visited the Homestead during the week, and it was relatively quiet. It gave me a lot of opportunity to talk with Candice the Interpreter who was working that day. She was full of really interesting information, smart and friendly, and we had a fascinating...More

Thank Sue F
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were there for an annual festival, and they had volunteers dressed in costume from the 1920s, when the organization was established to save the homestead. The earliest buildings date from the time of the witch trials and they have some great items

Thank Patty F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are visiting Salem for the witch trials history this is a must do. Good to see the types of houses people would have stayed in It’s a low key attraction but that feels appropriate

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the home of Rebecca Nurse, who happens also to be in my family tree as a great Aunt×9! Beautiful home, thankfully taken are of and well preserved!

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Reviewed January 11, 2018

Visiting Rebecca Nurse Homestead was a highlight of our trip to Salem on a bus tour. Very informative and interesting. The staff was very knowledgable.

1  Thank Pattie E
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Reviewed November 14, 2017

I liked this best out of all of the witch trial visits. I liked the courthouse even though it had been built for the movie, it felt real. I also liked the house and the cemetery.

1  Thank Cheryl K
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Reviewed October 16, 2017 via mobile

I love this place. I have been here twice. It is a true historic home which gives you a glimpse into the past. The guide was knowledgeable and thorough. Recommend a visit to all. Nice to get away from the commercialism which you find in...More

Thank Marsha49
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Reviewed September 9, 2017

It was a nice property and lots of history there. It was a good find kind of hidden away, basically I just saw it because I was on a pokemon raid.

Thank Bernardo F
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Reviewed July 24, 2017

First you should note that if you're planning on visiting Salem, this spot is located about a 15 minute drive outside the town in the neighboring town of Danvers. We decided to visit this first since it was out of the way when we came...More

1  Thank PATTAYJAY
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Reviewed July 23, 2017

I had a very pleasant hour and 45 minutes at the Homestead. I had never been there, even though I live in the next town. My first reaction was that the site is much larger than I expected, about 25 acres of greenery and trees,...More

1  Thank mrjobs2016
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carolween
May 1, 2016|
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Response from CClemenzi | Property representative |
Hello, Yes, the museum will be open beginning in May. The museum's spring hours will be Friday through Sunday 10am to 3pm. Please let me know if you have any other questions!
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