Rebecca Nurse Homestead, Danvers

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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. Work out when and for how long to visit Rebecca Nurse Homestead and other Danvers attractions using our handy Danvers trip itinerary builder tool .
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  • We went to Danvers on the recommendation of a friend who shared that Danvers was, at one time, known as Salem Village. This site was highly rated when we looked for historical sites in the area. We...  more »
  • Exploring the buildings and grounds of the Rebecca Nurse Homestead in Danvers is the closest experience you can find to actually getting a sense of what it was like to live in Puritan times. The...  more »
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  • This was a great place to stop. They offer a guided tour a couple times per day. Our tour guide Dan was great. He went over the history of Rebecca Nurse and the trials. He answered all our questions and made it an enjoyable stop. This was a nice change of pace from the typical commercialized witch stuff in Salem.
  • I had the pleasure of viewing Rebecca nurse's homestead 3 years ago. It's such a peaceful place to visit. The property is beautiful. I love how the property is used to display history of the past. There are all sorts of events and gathers that take place here. Definitely worth a trip to see any time of the year

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