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Witch House, Salem

3.7
#5 of 18 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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  • Really interesting to have the chance to visit this over 300 year old original home. 80% of the structure is original. Also as you walk through the house there are many original artifacts with written...  more »
  • Really enjoyed this. A lot of history in a small house. Employees were very helpful and knowledgeable. Nice to tour at your own pace.  more »
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  • This is a self-guided tour, so you have the freedom to linger with the items you find most interesting. There are knowledgeable employees available to answer any questions you may have, but the quality of the answers will depend on who is working at the time. The freedom of the self-guided tour allows you to feel like you’re stepping back in time, but you could easily miss some very interesting items if you don’t pay attention.
  • Definitely worth the entrance fee! Not kitschy or fake like some other attractions in the area, but a true historic building where real stuff happened. Was able to tour it at our leisure, and knowledgeable staff on hand to answer any questions we had. A small gift shop (of course) but with some great items we hadn't seen elsewhere.

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