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Address: 310 Essex Street, Salem, MA 01970
Phone Number: 978 744 8815
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The only remaining Salem structure with direct ties to the witch trials of...

The only remaining Salem structure with direct ties to the witch trials of 1692.

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Historical, not Hysterical

As one of the volunteers at the visitor's center told us, there are many hysterical attractions and some historical attractions in Salem. This was one of the historical ones. We... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Christie R
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Manitoba
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145 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Website said it was open, a phone call said it was open. We planned our visit to Salem based on this. We show up, it's not open. We spent multiple times the day going back and forth to see if it just opened later in the day. It did not. Huge disappointment.

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North Alabama
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23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went in October knowing it was a peak travel time. The problem was bus loads of school kids (middle school) were unloaded after I arrived. They tore through the house like their hair was on fire. Since there was no guide they were touching object that were clearly marked no touching, blocking exhibits and just being jerks in general.... More 

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Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As one of the volunteers at the visitor's center told us, there are many hysterical attractions and some historical attractions in Salem. This was one of the historical ones. We only had an afternoon in Salem and decided to visit the Corwin House. The house is a fantastic example of a homestead during the witch trials. In fact, it is... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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316 reviews
159 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

This is a lot better than the Witch Museum. This place is very cute both on the outside and inside. The architecture is original and furniture is authentic. It was a good place to visit and learn more about the history of the Witches in Salem and Judge Corwin who lived in the house. The entrance fee is cheap and... More 

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South Bend, Indiana
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186 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

The house is original to the period, they say. It was closed for the season when we were there so no trip inside. But it was nice to visit anyway.

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Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
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36 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

This was a very cool stop on our visit, and the only house that allowed photography, but it's also the only place that really didn't have a tour guide taking you through and telling interesting stories. For that reason it seems a little less memorable now that we're home. Had it not been for the pictures we got I probably... More 

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New York City, New York
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

If you're a history buff, then you'll enjoy the authencity of the architecture of the house and the interior. Once inside they also have some great artifacts to look at. I enjoyed viewing the artifacts, original furniture, and decor and imagining what it was like to be there during the trials. There is a nominal fee charged of $8. but... More 

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Kissimmee, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

It is surreal and amazing to stand where history happened but this house deserves and needs to be a guided tour. I feel like there's enough history to learn and self guided just makes you skim and rush through the house. I can't remember anything I read but the house is beautiful and very well taken care of.

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1 Thank Caitlin D
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23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015 via mobile

The house only contains four rooms, so it can be as quick or as long as you make it. They have lots of interesting information, including a brief history of the Salem Witch Trials and things not necessarily related to it, such as medical astrology. It's maybe less a mile from the city center, so it's easy to walk there... More 

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Delmar, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

We visited this house during our visit to Salem. It was an interesting trip back in time to a time that I for one am glad I did live in (although there are many similarities to present day that are also not so pleasant). The house was well laid out and items within the house well documented. Enjoyable visit and... More 

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