We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Witch House/Corwin House

Address: 310 Essex Street, PO Box 465, Salem, MA 01970
Phone Number: 978 744 8815
Improve this listing
68%
Ranked #16 of 32 Attractions in Salem
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Owner description: The only remaining Salem structure with direct ties to the witch trials of 1692.
Attraction details
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Owner description: The only remaining Salem structure with direct ties to the witch trials of 1692.

Hotels near The Witch House/Corwin House

Write a Review

278 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    90
    100
    58
    18
    12
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Aurora, Colorado
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

room by room you realize how easy it is to live in the 21st century without the threat of witches and witchcraft invading your home and family. How hard the life was here...even if you had money and could afford nice things. The historians were willing to answer any questions and knew so much about this house and era. great... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Anchorage, Alaska
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This is a unique experience with historical value. The self guided tour is not long, but there are many artifacts inside that are from the period and genuine. The tour was $10 which may seem a bit stiff for a small self-guided tour, but was reasonable in comparison to some of the other tours we encountered which generally ran about... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
NYC
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
21 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

In all of my visits to Salem, this house never seems to be open to visitors. We called them and got their hours and still, not open. It's gorgeous from the outside but needs to (at least) post hours on the front door.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Delray Beach, Florida
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
37 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

It's cool to be in the oldest home in Salem, but I wish there was more. Not really worth the ten bucks since it was late in the day and self guided, but if you want to say you were there... pay it.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ottawa, Canada
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

It was really neat to walk through this house. The staff had interesting perspectives, and they didn't over hype the true events of the witch trials. It was really interesting to see all the artifacts and pieces of the times that inhabited the house. You really learned a lot by reading the various pieces that accompanied some of the artifacts.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Killeen, Texas
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
18 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

It was a nice museum, but I found Salem as a whole to be over commercialized and didn't like it overall.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

A nice presentation of a surviving period house from the witch trials era. The building actually has a connection to the witch hysteria, having been the home of the official who signed off on the first accusations. They don't sensationalize the witch stuff in their presentations, but they do provide a good bit of historical context.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Franklin, NJ
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

It was a repeat of what we heard on the Bewitched tour, so it was good to hear again, but had we know that we would not have gone in. It was reasonably priced, If this is the only tour you do, then I think it would be worth it. Its good for the history and if you have disabled... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Manitoba, Canada
Top Contributor
436 reviews 436 reviews
75 attraction reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

Was a little disappointed that the name gave a slightly different idea of what the place was about, however, it's still an interesting historical account of a very dark time. The house itself is dark and heavy feeling, and I am not convinced you really get bang for your buck by spending time here, but it is still amazing that... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Dark and interesting. The "shop" could use a little bit more of items, some perhaps specific of the Witch House. The house is full of interesting data and items, but it could also use a guide to make it easier to navigate, not letting the visitor simply try and find its way around.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Been to The Witch House/Corwin House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Witch House/Corwin House staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?