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Rebecca Nurse Homestead

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Address: 149 Pine St, Danvers, MA 01923-2693
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+1 978-774-8799
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The Rebecca Nurse Homestead sits on 25+ acres of an original 300 acres...

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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Th Rebecca Nurse Homestead is worth visiting for those interested in early American History and lifestyle. The Rebecca Nurse Home is not about Witchcraft.. The focus is on how our... read more

Reviewed 24 November 2016
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SALEM, MA.
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Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Th Rebecca Nurse Homestead is worth visiting for those interested in early American History and lifestyle. The Rebecca Nurse Home is not about Witchcraft.. The focus is on how our early settlers lived in the 17th century. The home in Danvers is easy to find off a main road in Danvers. The price of admission is reasonable and the staff... More 

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Suffield, Connecticut
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Reviewed 8 November 2016

The homestead is beautiful and the house is as comfortable as a farmer's home could have been in the 1600's. It is quite large with several good-sized rooms containing furniture representative of the era. The tour starts in the meeting house where our guide gave a memorable discourse on what it was like to live at that time and how... More 

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turlock, california
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Reviewed 25 October 2016

Lots of places close in October in Massachusetts! And the Rebecca Nurse Homestead was one of them, although someone was working in the house. We thot about asking for a tour and probably should have! It is a gorgeous location for such a sad story. Interesting that two of our teachers in Turlock, CA, at the same school, are related... More 

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Leonardtown, MD
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Beautiful homestead and family graveyard. It is assumed that Rebecca herself is buried in the family plot in an unmarked grave, her body taken by her family after her murder at the hands of the hysterical citizens and court system of Salem. It is quiet here, easy to let the imagination go back in time and try to see the... More 

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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I both found the guided tour with Candace very interesting. She is very knowledgeable about the Nurse family as well as Salem Witch Trials and hysteria. When we arrived, we walked down to the family cemetery and the Rebecca Nurse monument. Beautiful property and a very peaceful walk. The tour started off in the reconstruction of the... More 

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Cooperstown, New York
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Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

The Rebecca Nurse Homestead commemorates the life and unfortunate excution of Mrs. Nurse during the witchcraft hysteria of he 1690's. Situated on 27 of the original 300 acres, the property features the original Nurse home, several outbuildings, a reproduction courthouse constructed for a 1980's movie, and the family graveyard. The homestead is gorgeous, and the highlight of the visit was... More 

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Ashburn, Virginia
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Reviewed 4 October 2016

We did the Recbecca Nurse Homestead tour after seeing a lot of the sites and doing various tours around Salem. For me this one stood out as the highlight. It's a nice quiet area and you don't have the same volume of visitors, so it's easier to ask questions and take things in. Our guide was incredibly knowlegeable and my... More 

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Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Nice well preserved peak into the past. The Rebecca Nurse story had always been a popular story from the witch trials. This is certainly a must see for history lovers.make sure this is included with your tours of Salem this October

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Cousins doing genealogy together on their 9th grt. Grandmother Rebecca. Very deep and informative private tour by Don. Thank you Don.

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Woodridge, New York
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Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

We wanted to do a tour that involved witch craft and what better place to go then the home of someone executed for witchcraft. The tour was $7 and started on time. The guide spoke of witchcraft but didn't begin with an introduction of who Rebecca Nurse was as she should have. I felt the tour was boring and lacked... More 

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