Explore this historic witch house in Salem where the infamous witch trials occurred.
Salem was one of the first places that colonists settled when they first came to America. Most of these colonists were Puritans, and anything that couldn’t be explained was considered to come from the devil in the form of witchcraft. The witch house was the home of Jonathan Corwin, a judge at the time of the Salem witch trials.
The cost to visit is $9 per person over the age of 2. This witch house is the only place in Salem that is directly related to the witch trials. The Salem witch trials occurred around 1692, and many people were wrongly accused of being witches. Over 200 women were accused of being witches and had a trial. Eventually, 19 of those women were hung due to the “evidence” presented during their trial. The witch house shares details as to why the witch trials happened in the first place and provide the history of these witch trials. If you love learning more about American history, stop by this museum during your travels through Massachusetts.