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“The only building with direct ties to the witch trials”

The Witch House/Corwin House
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Ranked #10 of 78 things to do in Salem
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Owner description: The only remaining Salem structure with direct ties to the witch trials of 1692.
Fairfield, Ohio, United States
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“The only building with direct ties to the witch trials”
Reviewed May 1, 2013

No witches lived in this house. It was owned by on of the judges who had preliminary examinations in the house. An interesting look into the lives of those living in 1692 Salem.

Visited April 2013
Thank Michele H
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25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“History Galore”
Reviewed April 23, 2013

The house is small and quaint. Quintessentially Salem and New England. The tour guide Eric was extremely knowledgeable and took the time to answer all questions even about the town. Highly recommended.

Visited November 2012
1 Thank taysalyn
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Monroe, Michigan
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Loved it!!”
Reviewed April 23, 2013

The home was FULL of history and information, we just loved it! the way it was set up and displayed in every room was great, it gave us a glimps of how they lived back than with all lthe old furnishings and displays, so glade we didnt miss the Witch house..and the Lady who was working that day, i wish i would have gotten her name, was such a nice person, very warm and friendly to us, gave us a lot of information about the home before we stared our walk through. its worth a visit to anyone interested in the History of Salem.

Visited April 2013
1 Thank 76VIckieS
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Boston, Massachusetts
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great attraction for those interested in the Witch Trials”
Reviewed April 15, 2013

I've been to Salem so many times over the years. Like many Bostonians, I pass by places that have such a prominent place in American history every day that I don't really stop to think about that history. As a descendant of several people involved in the Salem witch trials, I have always felt a connection to Salem and to this particular time period. I had not visited the Witch House since I was a kid and happened to find myself in Salem yesterday with a desire to see the old house once more. It was not as I remembered it. There was many more historical pieces to see in the collection. If you are a true lover of history and especially of the era in which the Witch Trials occurred, you must see the Witch House. Many people who are just doing the tourist rounds with little to no appreciation for what actually happened in Salem and Salem Village in 1692 will not find the Witch House interesting and thus you will find a few bad reviews. Don't listen to them. It is worth it to walk in the rooms where some of this history played out. If that doesn't interest you and you happen to be a fan of the 1960's/1970's tv show "Bewitched", you can follow in Samantha and Darrin's footsteps in one of the famous episodes that were filmed in Salem.

Visited April 2013
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Elizabeth P, Manager at The Witch House/Corwin House, responded to this review, April 22, 2013
What a wonderful review you have given us! What you have written here is thoughtful, insightful and a definite bright spot amidst our exchanges and experiences on the TripAdvisor site. Thank you so much!
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Minneola, Florida
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52 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Historic home!”
Reviewed April 11, 2013

This home was built nearly 400 years ago and is still standing?!? WOW! There are many period objects and furnishings in the house. You will see the giant fireplace with different cooking nooks and the wooden baby cradles. This was the home of a judge that presiding over the witch trials.

Visited March 2013
1 Thank allicatFL
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