The Witch House

310 1/2 Essex Street, Salem, MA 01970


In 1675, Jonathan Corwin, heir to one of the largest Puritan fortunes in New  England, purchased this large and stately house.  Seventeen years later,Corwin and his family would take part in the most famous Witch Hunt in American History.

Tours of the Corwin House, now known as the Witch House, connect elements of everyday life with the events punctuating history’s timelines.

Through examination of family life, architecture and furniture of the seventeenth  century, visitors
gain a deeper comprehension of the people involved in the Witch  Trials and an enriched
understanding of America’s colonial heritage.

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