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The Witch House

310 Essex St, Salem, Salem, Massachusetts 01970 USA

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“Salem's only still-standing building with ties to the infamous Witch Trials”

The Jonathan Corwin House—known as the Witch House—was the home of Judge Jonathan Corwin (1640–1718) and is the only structure still standing in Salem with direct ties to the Salem Witch Trials of 1692. Corwin bought the house in 1675 when he was 35, and he lived there for more than 40 years. It is located at 310 Essex Street, at the intersection of North Street and Summer Street in the McIntire Historic District.

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Tim Balzer

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October 01, 2014
Rated 4.0

Not much in the way of witchcraft here but a nice freeze frame of the houses from this time period. The cost of admission was $8 per person and was a strong learning experience.

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Edie Lane

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September 17, 2014

This was a nice little museum to visit, if only to get a taste of 17th Century life. The price of admission was reasonable, and there was a lot of information available to read. Even with all of the reading, it is a quick walk-through, but well worth a visit.

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October 17, 2017

The Salem witch trials did not happen in the present town of Salem, but in a village that was called Salem Village at the time of the trials. If you’d like to visit the real location of the trials, it is now called Danvers.

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September 20, 2014
Rated 5.0

Creepy...gives an unusual feeling....even more creepy is the church in the background...Oh and don't be fooled this is the only structure still standing from the era!

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April 28, 2014

Such a great place to visit, we included Salem on our Complete US Road Trip!

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Tatiana Danger

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March 14, 2014

This is such a cool and creepy place to visit, especially during October's "Haunted Happenings"!

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October 16, 2017
Rated 2.0

For the price of $16.25 per person (adult), it wasn’t the greatest. It was dark and hard to read the plaques. We went in the middle of October and the place was packed. It was hard to move around the tight place and see everything. There didn’t seem to be a limit to how many people could go in at once. It IS the only structure left from the witch trails but in my opinion it’s not worth the money to go inside.

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August 07, 2016
Rated 2.0

More historical than witchcraft. Very small. Glad to say I've seen it but don't expect much.

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July 09, 2015
Rated 3.0

This is a quick stop. Creepy home. Lots of history inside.

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The Witch House

310 Essex St, Salem
Salem, Massachusetts
01970 USA


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  • Sun, Tue - Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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