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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. Using our online itinerary creator, Salem attractions like The Witch House can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • A step back in time Salem has the feeling of spooks about the place and this house is no different its adds to the experience.  more »
  • This house was very cool to see, as it was directly apart of the witch hysteria in Salem. However, once you step inside, you have to pay admissions to see the rest of the rooms. You are on your own (n...  more »
  • The staff were kind and helpful the artifacts were gorgeous the fire places amazing the herbs and the scrolls so cute perfect walking distance  more »
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  • First place we visited once we arrived in Salem. At a glance, it's dark exterior coupled with the name it was given, it casts a spooky shadow on an otherwise active and somewhat busy street corner. But the creepiness falls away to something more like intrigue once you've learned about the history of this house and how is yours in to the mystique that permeates the small town of Salem, Massachusetts... I suggest it to anyone who's interested in Salem historical past or to those who may wonder what it was like to live as a Quaker in colonial Massachusetts.
  • It just wasn't worth it the $8.25. The creaks in the floorboards were my favorite aspect of the house. It was also not a house of the witches, but the home of the judge who sentenced them. I found Salem to be a bit of a tourist trap, and appreciated the fact it only cost me $8.25 to find out. I highly recommend the Patrick Dougherty installation, though. The cemetery is also really cool, and free.
  • Salem Witch House is the last standing structure in Salem linked to the trials. There is a lot of history in the house. I didn't experience and long lines, and loved the interior of the house...which you obviously have to pay to see. I didn't think it was overpriced...I've paid about the same to see some crappy movie.
  • It's not the house of witches, but the house of the judge who sentenced witches. It's just an old house with some explanations and old time decorations, but you need to pay almost $9 per person! Definitely not recommend.
  • This place was cool. It's shows you a lot about how they lived in the witch era. Although no witches actually live in that house. There are 2 floors. Upstairs is the bedrooms and downstairs is the living area.