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The Witch House, Salem

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The Witch House is the only original building in the city with a direct connection to the 1692 Salem witch trials. Once the home of Judge Jonathan Corwin, the houses stayed in his family until the mid-19th century. Legend has it that the judge presided on the jury that condemned 19 innocent people to death during the witch trials, but--contrary to popular belief--none of the accused was ever brought to his home. The house and its museum serve as a rare example of 17th-century architecture in the United States. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to The Witch House by using our Salem route app .
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  • So, the house is cool and we waited in line for about 40 minutes to get in (there was a big festival downtown and it was October, so expect that) but this is not what they present it to be. I was unde...  more »
  • A small and very crowed old home with neat sights to see upstairs and down , a better time of the year would be better to enjoy it in without the crowds .  more »
  • the name witch house is misleading, no witch lived here, its a house turned museum to hold items found across the town to reflect the times during the witch trials, the items were not unique and of li...  more »
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  • I actually was only there to visit a friend working there. But I have taken the tour in the past and it is fun and educational. The staff are very friendly, and I'm not just saying that.. tee-hee. The gift shop is amazing and they have lots to offer to even us locals.
  • This is a neat little stop in Salem. There is a lot to see and a lot of very interesting artifacts. As far as interactivity goes it's not, this is simply a period house with items and placards however don't let that dissuade you it is very interesting to see how daily life was lived and there is a lot of very interesting material here. Expect to spend a bit of time here as it seems that the flow of people through here is self-organizing and you are pretty much at the same Pace that you would be at a mini golf course of waiting for the next group to clear, so if you're expecting to read every placard then I suggest going when it's not terribly busy.
  • Great experience for a first time goer of course i went on the busiest time Halloween so i felt all the excitement of the people around me. I would definitely go again.
  • Loved the wide plank flooring and being able to walk through a piece of our history...happy the home survived all this time and is still cared for too.
  • The house is a go at your own pace kind of place. There is plenty to read and learn, lots of interesting facts.. look for the skull moss!

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Where to stay in Salem

There are a number of accommodations within walking distance of downtown, enabling you to make the most of Salem’s nightlife and dining options. Those who want a room rich with character should look to the outskirts of the city. There you can find a number of charming bed and breakfasts, several of which are in restored century-old homes. A house or apartment rental is ideal if you're on vacation for a longer period of time.
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