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Address: 310 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970-3257
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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Neat old home

This does not actually have anything to do with witches, it was the home of the magistrate, but he apparently questioned some of the accused here. It is a neat old house with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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San Francisco, California
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This does not actually have anything to do with witches, it was the home of the magistrate, but he apparently questioned some of the accused here. It is a neat old house with some original pieces.

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somerset
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

30 minute tour, with good historical content and exhibits. Felt this place told the story the accurately.

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Lakewood, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Interesting to see the only original house from the time period. Even though it was a self guided tour, the worker there was very knowledgeable and helpful. She provided a lot of information. And since my husband's 7th great grandfather testified during the witch trials we asked about how to find more research than what we already had. She gave... More 

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West Linn, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Interesting house museum where the judge that tried the witch's lived. By the name of the house you would think witches lived there, but no, it was the judge. It is believed some of the trials may have been held at this very house, but no one is sure. All I know is that this judge and many others falsely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

It was a great visit. Had lots of tours. Must do on any list. The history and the quirky add to the ambiance.

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Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This tour is self guided, and it only takes about an hour. It's relatively inexpensive too. Great for a rainy day. It had a lot of historical information not just about the witch trials, but about living back in the day. It's worth a look.

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Denison, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I personally didnt care for it but the wife enjoyed it. Too touristy for me. Crowded and let too many people in a small building. Too expensive for what i seen.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well preserved and mostly on the original site. The house was moved in the mid 1940's to accommodate the new road but was fortunately saved from demolition. It is the last original property associated with the trials. Exterior & interior shell is excellent. The artifacts they have are good but more are needed as there really isn't enough in the... More 

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Patoka, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Although not really a witch "house", the self guided tour was great. Lots of historical information. The tour was inexpensive and a great way to spend an hour or so. Would recommend doing this on a rainy , stormy day!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is definitely the best (and pretty much only) historical museum in Salem. All other "museums" in Salem are incredibly cheesy, honestly, disrespectful towards the men and women who were murdered. If you are looking for a beautiful, informative, well put together museum in Salem where you can get actual information about the Salem Witch Trials (and Salem itself), this... More 

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