Home of Salem witch trial victim John Proctor is for sale

The house in which a victim of the Salem witch trials once lived is available for $600,000.

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The nearly 4,000-square-foot manse was once the home of John Proctor, who was wrongly convicted of being a witch and hanged in 1692. The part of Peabody where the house is located used to be part of Salem.

The six-bedroom, two-bathroom home built in 1638 went on the market earlier this month. It has been modernized and has an in-ground pool. It still has a rustic feel, with original beams of the historic structure visible.

The Peabody Historical Society is working with other groups in an effort to purchase the property and use it as a public resource.

But, like any property for sale, the highest offer gets it.

"I do hope this goes through," Dick St. Pierre, he president of the historical society, told the Salem News. "People who are going to see it can bid on it. There's only so much time we have. Money is tight, and a lot of people want it."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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