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Witch House, Salem

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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 Witch House by using our Salem route app.
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  • I found this house to be so fascinating. I loved how there were many different rooms to go in and out of, and descriptions of everything. It was a self guided tour. I took off one star because there.....  more
    I found this house to be so fascinating. I loved how there were many different rooms to go in and out of, and descriptions of everything. It was a self guided tour. I took off one star because there.....  more »
  • I have always wanted to visit the Witch House and I was definitely left feeling satisfied. The outside of the house was perfect for pictures. Inside the gift shop was small but amazing. So much... 
    I have always wanted to visit the Witch House and I was definitely left feeling satisfied. The outside of the house was perfect for pictures. Inside the gift shop was small but amazing. So much...  more »
  • Loved going thru the home and seeing all the original features such as the huge fireplaces and rough ceiling beams. You even get to go upstairs and see most of the house. Gives you a feel of life... 
    Loved going thru the home and seeing all the original features such as the huge fireplaces and rough ceiling beams. You even get to go upstairs and see most of the house. Gives you a feel of life...  more »
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  • We really liked it but didn't get to go inside because we had to buy tickets in advance online. But that's OK we'll definitely be back. Such an amazing place with wonderful people and a lot of history.
  • This is a pretty cool educational stop in regards to the Salem Witch Trials. It’s a 400 or so year old house with artifacts from that time intermixed with “displays” with some anecdotes. I went for 4 stars here because many of the “displays” are just tea stained paper, or 8.5x11 computer paper. Getting actual display plaques designed and installed would really elevate this place. It’s a very cool house with some great, strange, and very interesting information from the Salem Witch Trials and the time. I took my 15y son and 13y daughter and both were very interested and engaged. It’s also one of the cheaper attractions with most around $15-$20 and this being $9 is a bargain. It’s a self-guided tour and will probably take you about 30-45 minutes if you take your time to look at and read everything.
  • If you're witchy, and you love Salem then this is def a place to visit. We took pictures out in front of the house which is allowed. We didn't go in because it was all locked up and I'm pretty sure this house is not meant for touring. So I snuck a couple peeks in the window and boy it was creepy, but SO cool! 5 stars always.
  • Decently priced. FYI make an appointment a day or two prior they fill up fast. Staff was friendly and informative. It’s about a 10-15 min self guided tour.
  • I knew exactly what this was when I attended. It’s your basic Salem tourist venue. I thoroughly enjoyed the young lady who gave us our tour. Her acting was great and I loved her sense of humor and how she kept the audience engaged

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