The Witch House

About the Member

The Jonathan Corwin House in Salem, Massachusetts, USA, known as The Witch House, was the home of Judge Jonathan Corwin (1640–1718) and is the only structure you can visit in Salem with direct ties to the Salem witch trials of 1692.

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.