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Rebecca Nurse Homestead

149 Pine St, Danvers, MA 01923-2693
+1 978-774-8799
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Knowledgeable staff, location of the remains of one of the witch trial victims

First you should note that if you're planning on visiting Salem, this spot is located about a 15... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
PATTAYJAY
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New York
Real History Lesson and Glimpse of Colonial New England

I had a very pleasant hour and 45 minutes at the Homestead. I had never been there, even though I... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
mrjobs2016
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Peabody, Massachusetts
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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 until 1798. This is the only home of a person executed during the Salem Village Witchcraft Hysteria of 1692 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. A monument with a poem by John Greenleaf Whittier was erected years later to commemorate this. 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. Open seasonally May-November Saturday & Sunday 10-3 July & August extended summer hours Wednesday-Sunday 10-3 October extended hours Friday-Sunday 10-3 The Rebecca Nurse Homestead is a private non-profit museum owned by the Danvers Alarm List Coy. It is an entirely volunteer group of 18th century living history reeanactors that portray the militia, minute and alarm companies of Danvers and surrounding communities. The Alarm List Coy. Presents its impression to the public through demonstrations, exhibitions, parades, living history encampments and battle reenactments.
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149 Pine St, Danvers, MA 01923-2693
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First you should note that if you're planning on visiting Salem, this spot is located about a 15 minute drive outside the town in the neighboring town of Danvers. We decided to visit this first since it was out of the way when we came...More

1  Thank PATTAYJAY
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had a very pleasant hour and 45 minutes at the Homestead. I had never been there, even though I live in the next town. My first reaction was that the site is much larger than I expected, about 25 acres of greenery and trees,...More

Thank mrjobs2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had to research a little to come across this place but it was worth the 15 drive out of Salem. Building has very limited hours so chances are, you'll be peeking through windows. Can feel the history though

Thank hotrocks1962
Reviewed 30 June 2017

This is really an interesting place. The tour guide was extremely knowledgable and interesting lots of very old and original things to see

Thank 1chrism2014
Reviewed 27 June 2017

After visiting Salem for two days we decided to go to Rebecca Nurse's home. Luckily we knew who she was from visiting Salem because they never actually mention who she is in this tour. This tour is mostly about the witch trials and how things...More

Thank hiashley1987
Reviewed 26 June 2017

This was a nice stop for Danvers history. I personally was hoping to hear/learn more about Rebecca Nurse and her family, instead got a blanket review of the witch hysteria. The tour guide Candace was knowledgeable but wanted more of Rebecca. We did like the...More

1  Thank LeppardLady
Reviewed 21 June 2017

This historical gem is located in Danvers, about an hour by bus from downtown Salem. Most are not aware this is actually the old Salem Village and one can find some great historical treasures here, especially if it the history of the witch trials that...More

Thank Jason A
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Have wanted to see this site for years, and finally got to. It's a simple property that was beautifully green in Spring. The tour guide was so friendly and she was glad to take extra time with our small tour group for extra information and...More

Thank travelincalifmom
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Worth going to since you will get the historical account of the Witch Trials and the Salem settlements.

Thank Sara B
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

This is an independent stop and not part of any Salem tour as it is not in Salem. The tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable. The house is well preserved. The replica meeting house is on site and was interesting. I randomly met Rebecca Nurse's...More

1  Thank Brandy C
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carolween
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Response from CClemenzi | Property representative |
Hello, Yes, the museum will be open beginning in May. The museum's spring hours will be Friday through Sunday 10am to 3pm. Please let me know if you have any other questions!
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