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Witch House, Salem

3.7
#5 of 19 in Museums in Salem
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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  • Avoid this place at all costs during the pandemic. The staff clearly has no idea how to handle visitors during this time and is serious need of some sensitivity training. The man guarding the...  more »
  • What a fascinating museum! Oh gosh I loved it! So much detailed information about a historical event and period that has always interested me personally - but I dare say that anyone would find this...  more »
  • Go learn how people lived back in the day. Really interesting to see how cozy this original structure is and how well it's survived. Tickets are cheap and the docents very knowledgeable.  more »
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  • I really enjoyed this museum. Very interesting history and well set up. They have some history on the witch trials, but it is more about about life during that time period, which I feel is appropriate considering this is where one of the judges lived, not actually where anything to do with the trials actually occurred. Well worth the time and money - it doesn’t feel gimmicky like the other witch museums look.
  • Self guided tour that was fascinating for all! It was very manageable in terms of the information offered and gave us a helpful glimpse into life in the 1600s. We liked that we went to this museum before our walking tour to give us more context. Allow at least 30 minutes for this museum.
  • This review is for the witch house at Salem in Salem Massachusetts. The witch house at Salem sits on a corner lot is an average-sized home, I suppose it was considered to be an ample or even large home for that time period. The the witch house at Salem can be toured independently or with a use of a guide. I love everything about Salem Massachusetts so I would recommended you see as much as you can see during your visit.
  • The inaptly named Witch House has it's only ties to the Salem Witch Trials as being the home of Judge Jonathan Corwin. No one from the home was ever accused of being a witch. However, as the only structure still standing today that is related to the witch trials, it is an important piece of history. The rooms are laid out with authentic and replica pieces to demonstrate what colonial life was like. It is a nice little museum, and worthy of a visit to see how things used to be.
  • Very interesting history, good tour. Gardens awesome. About 2 hrs total. Have to be able to do stairs. Helpful staff. Not for little kids.

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