More About Recommended Route Around Salem

1 – Begin your tour at 70 Washington Street at the Site of the Salem Court House in 1692.

2 – The approximate Site of Reverend Nicholas Noyes’s Home is just south, at 90 Washington Street.

3 – Continue south on Washington Street and cross Essex Street. Near the corner, near 118 Washington Street, is the Site of Judge John Hathorne’s Home.

4 – Turn right on Essex Street, heading west. Sewall Street runs between the YMCA and 274 Essex Street. One Sewall Street is the approximate Site of Court Clerk Stephen Sewall’s Home.

5 – Keep walking west on Essex Street, cross North Street, and you will see the only structure still standing in Salem that has a direct connection to the witchcraft trials and is open to the public. Judge Jonathan Corwin’s House, aka The Witch House is at 310 ½ Essex Street. Well worth a visit!

6 – Walk west on Essex Street to the Ropes Mansion a few doors away (the exterior of this house was used as Allison’s house in the movie Hocus Pocus). Turn left, crossing Essex Street, and walk along Cambridge Street to Broad Street. You will see the Salem Council on Aging building in front of you (5 Broad Street). Cross Broad Street. To the right of this building, at the intersection with Winthrop Street, is the entrance to the Broad Street Cemetery.

7 – Leaving the cemetery, turn right and walk east on Broad Street to Summer Street. Turn right on Summer Street, and then left on High Street. On your right, at 21 High Street, you will see the Gedney House, where Mary Gedney ran a tavern in 1692. Today it is owned by Historic New England.

8 – Walk east on High Street to Margin Street. Turn left on Margin Street, pass the Post Office on your left, and cross Norman Street. Just ahead on your left at 148 Washington Street, next to the Dunkin Donuts, is The Merchant hotel. This is the Site of Sheriff George Corwin’s Home. Please respect the present-day occupants! Do not trespass on the property.

9 – Cross Washington Street (to the east) and turn left to walk north up Washington to Essex Street. The Daniel Low Building on your right, at 231 Essex Street, is the Site of the Meetinghouse of the First Church of Salem in 1692.

10 – If you look to the right down Essex Street, you will see the red awnings of a CVS and a brick building (the back of the Essex Condominiums at 188-190 Essex Street) just beyond, on the north side of the street. This is the approximate Site of the Ship Tavern.

11 – Continue north on Washington Street and turn right on Church Street. On the southeast corner of the intersection, where the Salem Five Bank stands today (at 71 Washington Street) is the Site of Bridget Bishop’s Home. Her orchards were farther down Church Street, at approximately 43 Church Street.

12 – Continue east on Church Street. On your left you will see a parking lot, on the far side of which is a five-story brick building, at 10 Federal Street. The Site of the Salem Jail is the corner of Federal Street and St. Peter’s Street (called Prison Lane in 1692).

13 –On the corner of St. Peter St. and Brown Street, is St. Peter’s Church at 24 St. Peter Street. The church was built on land given by wealthy Salem merchant Philip English.

14 – Continue walking east on Brown Street. As you near Hawthorne Blvd. you will see the Salem Common in front of you and the statue of Salem founder Roger Conant. To your left, at 19-1/2 Washington Square North is the Salem Witch Museum, which was also the Site of Reverend John Higginson’s Home.

15 – Continue walking east on Washington Square North to the intersection of Winter Street. The Site of Ann Pudeator’s Home is on the corner, at 35 Washington Square North. Please respect this private residence, it is not open to the public.

16 – Turn right and cross Washington Square North to Salem Common. Turn right and walk around the perimeter of the Common (inside the fence for safety), along Washington Square North and left along Hawthorne Blvd. The historic Hawthorne Hotel (18 Washington Square West) at the intersection of Hawthorne Blvd. and Essex Street, is the Site of John Higginson Jr.’s Home.


At this point, you have probably been walking 45 minutes to an hour. If your time permits, you can turn left on Essex to see five more sites in the waterfront area. OR, you can finish your tour at the Salem Witch Trials Memorial (see #23) by continuing south on Hawthorne Blvd., turning right on Charter Street, and left on Liberty Street.


17 – If you are continuing on the tour, turn left on Essex Street. At 65 Essex Street you will find the approximate Site of Thomas Beadle’s Tavern. Please respect this private residence, it is not open to the public.

18 – Continue east on Essex Street. The Site of Philip English’s “Great House” is on the corner of Essex Street and English Street. Please respect this private residence, it is not open to the public.

19 – Turn right on English Street and walk south toward Derby Street and Salem Harbor. At 60 Derby Street is the Site of the Blue Anchor Tavern. Please respect this private residence, it is not open to the public.

20 – Across Derby Street, opposite 54-58 Derby Street, is the approximate Site of Alice Parker’s Home.

21 – Turn right and head west down Derby Street, back toward town. The House of the Seven Gables aka the Turner-Ingersoll Mansion is at 115 Derby Street. A great place to visit! If you turn left on Turner Street, you can see a great view of the house.

22 – Continue heading west on Derby Street, cross over Hawthorne Blvd. and turn right on Hawthorne Blvd. headed north. Turn left on Charter Street. The entrance to the Old Burying Point Cemetery is at 51 Charter Street, opposite the back of the Peabody Essex Museum.

23 – Leaving by the cemetery entrance, turn right on Charter Street and right on Liberty Street. A perfect place to end your tour is at the Salem Witch Trials Memorial at 24 Liberty Street.