House built in 1680 in Salem, Massachusetts, listed

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A centuries-old home that was built before a significant dark period in U.S. history has hit the market. The colonial-style house from 1680 is listed in Salem, Massachusetts, for $699,000.

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Here’s the thing: the charming, three-bedroom, two-bathroom home spread out over 1,900 square feet was not only built 12 years before the Salem witch trials took place, but it is also down the street from the Salem Witch History Museum, according to

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The trials occurred when several girls accused women in the town of Salem Village of practicing witchcraft.

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“As a wave of hysteria spread throughout colonial Massachusetts, a special court convened in Salem to hear the cases; the first convicted witch, Bridget Bishop, was hanged that June,” said. “Eighteen others followed Bishop to Salem’s Gallows Hill, while some 150 more men, women and children were accused over the next several months.”

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Regardless of the fact that the guilty verdicts were annulled by the Massachusetts General Court, the scars continued long after, History reported.

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The home itself has been renovated, has an open concept kitchen, quartz breakfast bar, hardwood floors, private patio, gated garden and a driveway that fits multiple cars.

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The house is in downtown Salem, which has an active nightlife scene, according to Realtor.

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