Witch House (Corwin House)

Witch House (Corwin House) photo
310 Essex Street
Salem, MA 01970

The Witch House, home of Judge Jonathan Corwin, is the only structure still standing in Salem with direct ties to the Witchcraft Trials of 1692, and an excellent example of 17th century architecture. As a local magistrate and civic leader, Corwin was called upon to investigate the claims of witchcraft in Salem and neighboring communities, serving on the Court of Oyer and Terminer. Today, Witch House tours blend information about seventeenth-century lifestyles, furnishings, and architecture with fascinating insights into the events of 1692. Visitors gain a deeper comprehension of the lives of those involved in the Witchcraft Trials through examination of the material culture of the period.


Early May - early November, open daily 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. ; Extended hours in October.

Driving Directions: 

The Corwin House is located at the corner of Route 114 and Essex Street in downtown Salem.By car: From Route 128 North take exit 25A and follow Route 114 East into Salem. By train: From Salem station (Newburyport/Rockport line), walk ahead to Washington Street and turn right on Essex StreetNote that outdoor signage identifies the house as "The Witch House"

Site Notes & Advisories: 

Guided and self-guided tours are available Restrooms. Picnic area.


  • Family Friendly
  • Parking
  • Restroom


  • Historic Resources
  • Early Settlement Trail
  • Museums
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