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.
HOURS OF OPERATION:
March 15-November 15 10am-5pm (Last entry into museum is 4:45pm)
Winter Hours (November 16-March 14) Thursday-Sunday 12pm -4pm
TOUR TICKETS ARE SOLD AT THE MUSEUM GIFT SHOP. DISCOUNT RATES AND
SPECIALIZED TOURS MAY BE AVAILABLE FOR INDIVIDUAL, GROUP, AND SCHOOL TOURS:
GUIDED HOUSE TOUR...Adult $10.25
Senior $ 8.25
Child (7-14) $ 6.25
SELF GUIDED HOUSE TOUR...Adult $8.25
Child (6-14) $4.25
Children Under 6 are free
MAIL:310 1/2 Essex Street Salem, Massachusetts 01970
THE WITCH HOUSE IS LOCATED AT 310 1/2 ESSEX STREET SALEM, MA 01970.
WE ARE LOCATED ON THE CORNER OF ROUTE 114 & ESSEX STREET IN DOWNTOWN SALEM, 16 MILES NORTH OF BOSTON.
BY CAR: FROM RTE. 128 NORTH TAKE EXIT 25A AND FOLLOW RTE. 114 EAST INTO SALEM.
BY TRAIN: FROM SALEM STATION (NEWBURYPORT/ROCKPORT LINE), WALK AHEAD TO WASHINGTON STREET AND TURN
RIGHT ON ESSEX STREET.
For more information on the happenings in Salem visit Destination Salem for tourism information, Haunted Happenings for all things Halloween and Creative Salem for the locals guide to cool Salem happenings.