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Rebecca Nurse Homestead, Danvers

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
4.7/5 based on 75 reviews on the web
The Rebecca Nurse Homestead sits on 25+ acres of an original 300 acres occupied by Rebecca Nurse and her family from 1678-1798. The property holds the traditional Salt-box home lived in by the Nurse Family. This is the only home of a person executed during the Salem Witch Trials 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. 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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  • We wanted to do a tour that involved witch craft and what better place to go then the home of someone executed for witchcraft. The tour was $7 and started on time. The guide spoke of witchcraft but di...  read more »
  • Rebecca Nurse is my 9x great grandmother and I was astonished that I was able to visit her actual home. It is well preserved and restored. The tour guides are very knowledgeable and gave me informatio...  read more »
  • We had never heard of this place until today. We looked on Trip Advisor to find things to do in Danvas and the Rebecca Nurse Homestead was rated number one. We agree with all the positive reviews. We ...  read more »
  • An important piece of American / New England history right in our own (North Shore) backyard. Tour guide was young, but clearly studied. Cemetery is a bit of a stroll to the other end of a field, but worth it. Best for ages 5 and up.
  • The real deal. Bring your knowledge and have a great tour around around the Homestead. They could add a few more hands on activities, to bring more of an idea how people lived back in the day. Candle making is one.
  • awsome
  • The Rebecca Nurse Homestead is stepping back in time 400 years to the lifestyle of the 1600's . the fields barns hearthstone all come to life as you walk through the gates
  • This place is awesome I had so much fun going there!
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