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The Witch House/Corwin House, Salem
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The Witch House/Corwin House is the only original building in the city with a direct connection to the 1692 Salem witch trials. Once the home of Judge Jonathan Corwin, the houses stayed in his family until the mid-19th century. Legend has it that the judge presided on the jury that condemned 19 innocent people to death during the witch trials, but--contrary to popular belief--none of the accused was ever brought to his home. The house and its museum serve as a rare example of 17th-century architecture in the United States. Using our online itinerary creator, Salem attractions like The Witch House/Corwin House can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This house dates from the 1600s and the oldest still standing. This is the house of the Judge that presided over many of the witches trials. The house is impressive and well kept and shows how people ...  more »
  • We visited during Halloween weekend with small children. We were unsure about which activities would truly be child friendly. The Witch House was great. The kids were interested in and asked questions...  more »
  • If you are looking for goofy ghost stuff, this isn't the place. I loved learning about the time period and the day to day lives of the women of Salem at that time, and what a house would have looked l...  more »