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Rebecca Nurse Homestead

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Address: 149 Pine Street, Danvers, MA 01923
Phone Number: +1 978-774-8799
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The Rebecca Nurse Homestead sits on 25+ acres of an original 300 acres...

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.

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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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Colette Hill-teacher

What a wonderful tour we had! Lisa was incredibly knowledge with her facts about the Nurse Family and the time period of the witch trials! Two thumbs up!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What a wonderful tour we had! Lisa was incredibly knowledge with her facts about the Nurse Family and the time period of the witch trials! Two thumbs up!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Modern day Salem is cool, but those wanting to get a legit feel for how folks (and so-called accused witches) lived in the 17th century should visit the Rebecca Nurse Homestead in Danvers, formerly "Salem Village." There's a reasonable admission fee (well worth the care for and maintenance of the place) and a modest gift shop. Otherwise, guests are free... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our docent was very knowledgable. It is amazing that the original structure has survived for so long. There is not a ton to see here, but what they have is interesting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rebecca is my 11th great grandmother, a fact I only discovered recently. I'm so thankful to the folks that chose to save her home. It was amazing to think that the original 2-room home was described in the original deed as a "mansion." They were good-sized room, but there were only 2 of them and 9 children grew up there!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband and I found this gem today. Dan was our tour guide and was fantastic. Very knowledgable and kind. A wonderfully preserved piece of history.

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Falmouth, Maine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

This is the actual homestead of Rebcca Nurse, of the Salem Witch Trails fame. Originally the family owned 300+ acres -- and now the property has about 25 acres. But the spot is lovely. We parked under a shady tree (it happened to be one oddly hot hot day we visited) and after our tour, we sat in the shade... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

I grew up in Danvers, and was anxious to revisit the Rebecca nurse house almost 50 years from my first field trip there in elementary school. The nonprofit that currently cares for the grounds and structures is dedicated to preserving accurate history, and actually continues to discover new facts from the 17th and 18th century inhabitants. What happened in Salem... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

Though Salem has made the 1692 Witch hysteria into a booming tourist industry very few places attached to the trials still exist. This is one of them. Rebecca Nurse was one of the first to be executed and you can see her home, plus the additions, as well as other fascinating historical buildings. The property is owned and run by... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

This was a great way to start. After staying in Danvers, we went to the witch trial memorial and then less than a mile away was the Rebecca Nurse Homestead. The people that run this attraction are real history buffs that want nothing more than to share the stories and they were good at it. The rebuilt buildings were great.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

This is interesting and fun especially since it costs only $7. NO bathrooms so go before you get there! This place could be excellent with a little work from the owners.

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