“Home of salem witch trials!”
Home of Judge Jonathan Corwin, The Salem Witch House is the only structure still standing in Salem with direct ties to the Witchcraft Trials of 1692.
As a local magistrate and civic leader, Corwin was called upon to investigate the claims of diabolical activity when a surge of witchcraft accusations arose in Salem and neighboring communities.
He served on the Court of Oyer and Terminer, which ultimately sent nineteen to the gallows. All nineteen refused to admit to witchcraft and maintained their innocence.
Not much in the way of witchcraft here but a nice freeze frame of the houses from this time period. The cost of admission was $8 per person and was a strong learning experience.
Creepy...gives an unusual feeling....even more creepy is the church in the background...Oh and don't be fooled this is the only structure still standing from the era!
This was a nice little museum to visit, if only to get a taste of 17th Century life. The price of admission was reasonable, and there was a lot of information available to read. Even with all of the reading, it is a quick walk-through, but well worth a visit.
Such a great place to visit, we included Salem on our Complete US Road Trip!
This is such a cool and creepy place to visit, especially during October's "Haunted Happenings"!
The Salem witch trials did not happen in the present town of Salem, but in a village that was called Salem Village at the time of the trials. If you’d like to visit the real location of the trials, it is now called Danvers.
For the price of $16.25 per person (adult), it wasn’t the greatest. It was dark and hard to read the plaques. We went in the middle of October and the place was packed. It was hard to move around the tight place and see everything. There didn’t seem to be a limit to how many people could go in at once. It IS the only structure left from the witch trails but in my opinion it’s not worth the money to go inside.
More historical than witchcraft. Very small. Glad to say I've seen it but don't expect much.
This is a quick stop. Creepy home. Lots of history inside.
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