On August 18th and 19th we will be commemorating the anniversary of the death of George Jacobs. At 81 years old he was the oldest person executed for witchcraft in 1692. Through a series of remarkable events he was eventually laid to rest here at the Rebecca Nurse Homestead in 1992. To this day he remains the only person executed during the Salem Witch Trials whose remains were ever located.
Tours will run on the usual schedule on the hour from 10-2.
On July 14 we will be commemorating the 320th anniversary of the death of beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, Rebecca Nurse. Wrongfully accused and executed for practicing witchcraft on July 19, 1692.
All day long our tours of the property will focus more than ever on her life as well as the events leading up to her tragic death. Tours will be given on the hour from 10am until 2pm.
At 3PM we will have a small ceremony commemorating Rebecca which will include words from the minister of the First Church of Danvers. This ceremony will be free to the public.
Come join us Saturday June 16th on our opening weekend as we commemorate being a museum for over 100 years! Step back in time to the year 1912 when the Rebecca Nurse Memorial Association held their first “Gala Day” celebration on the property, and pay the original admission price of 25 cents to gain entrance. Wander the property from 10am-3pm and see people dressed in 1912 fashions, see our new exhibit on the 320th anniversary of the Witchcraft Hysteria, hear stories about how the house was restored into a museum in 1908, learn to play colonial games, and more! Edwardian style refreshments will also be available for purchase throughout the day.
The Rebecca Nurse Homestead will be open to the public Thursday-Sunday from 10:00am to 3:00pm starting on June 14, 2012.
Includes a 30-60 minute guided tour of the Nurse Home and a presentation in the reproduction Meeting House as well as time to walk the grounds at your leisure. Guided tours will run at the top of every hour with the last full tour of the day beginning at 2:00PM.
Adults $7, Seniors $5, Children 6-16 $4 (under 6 FREE)
Grounds Entrance only: Includes the Nurse Family cemetery and Endecott Barn.
Adults $3, Children 6-16 $1
The Nurse Homestead is a great place for groups of all ages and interests to enjoy together. It’s perfect for those studying Colonial/American history, those interested in the Salem Village Witchcraft Hysteria, or anyone reading the Crucible. We can accommodate groups of up to 150+ people. Please contact us for information on special group pricing and availability. We’ll work with you to make your visit special!
Special appointments are possible from April-November 15. Please contact us at least two weeks in advance to inquire about availability and pricing.
The Rebecca Nurse Homestead opens to the public on June 1, 2011 for the season.