Run by the Salem Parks and Recreation Department, the Witch House is the home of the late judge Jonathan Corwin who presided ... More
Witch House (The)
Run by the Salem Parks and Recreation Department, the Witch House is the home of the late judge Jonathan Corwin who presided over the Salem Witch Trials. While the town of Salem has many spots to visit to relive the notorious trials, this 17th century house is the only structure still standing with links to the trials of 1692. The four-room house contains a range of exhibits and offers a look back to this troubled period of history.
I was overall not impressed by the Witch House. Many people in Salem encouraged me to visit, so I complied, expecting something amazing. The atmosphere of the house was throughly disappointing. I felt dizzy the moment I entered, and the feeling didn't go away until I had been out for at least ten minutes. Nonetheless, I went on the tour, not wanting to waste what I paid for it. The tour guide herself was very nice, and did manage to make the house fairly interesting, but I was still rather lightheaded. The tour bored both my teenager and 4-year-old, and I myself was not that interested, either. If you are more interested in the historical side of Salem, don't have children with you, and haven't already been on 4 house tours that were nearly identical, you may enjoy this attraction more than my party did.
The walk through of the house was boring. The moment you walk through the dining area, you feel sick to your stomach. I found it hard to breathe. As if a pressure was upon my chest. I have been to other haunted houses where I felt this way. So, I believe there is some form of paranormal activity in this residence. It wasn't worth the money or time. I recommend the House of the Seven Gables. Although, not quite linked to the "hysteria", it is a good museum.
This is pretty much the only "historic" location in salem regarding the witch trials. I reccommend it if you like history and old houses. It sure is a lot better than the cheesy "haunted houses" that make you think they are a museum!!
It chilled me to walk through a home with so many spirits still lurking in the walls - watching a gathering of people who will never grasp the true terror of the times that transpired in Old Salem. Though most people are unaware of their presence, they remain with the sole purpose to remind us of those times - to never forget and never let them happen again. I dare anyone to walk through that house and not think about the hardships and trials that this community endured.
The visit to the Witch House was definitely worth the trip. As we approach the house, we felt something different about it, not only for its architecture but also for the history behind it. I definitely recommend a visit in the month of October, so you can feel witch-powered for Halloween.
All you need is a walk by and less than one minute history on this house. spend your money on the museums that are more interesting and will teach you the same things. boring is the best word for this. drive or walk by snap a photo and read the plaque
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