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.
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
My family and I had actually bought a package with the trolley to visit the witch house. We figured it would be something different or had something more. You just walk though the house and read a few things that are on the wall. That’s it. Yes some of the things were interesting to read but we were in and out of there in about five minutes. I was glad that at least we did not pay full price. If you’re going to by things together, which they do have good deals go with either something like the pirate museum or ghost walks that they have, there actually worth it.
Well, first off, the house doesn't look the same as the picture on here. There is no awning over the front walk and I don't remember seeing those boulders around the front either. They must have sealed up the front door at some point as all traffic enters and exits through the back. I thought it was pretty cool to see that this house and the contents were so well preserved after hundreds of years. I didn't get any feelings of dizziness or any of that hocus pocus stuff but I couldn't help thinking, "If these walls could talk!" The judge had 10 kids - ten! And in the kid's room (which you couldn't actually walk all the way in to) there were a couple poster boards with info for those self guided tourists. Among other things, they told of the origins of the phrases "pop goes the weasle" and "sleep tight" Interesting tidbits!
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!!
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