Susannah Martin House Marker

Susannah Martin

Marker of Susannah Martin’s House located at the end of Martin Road, which intersects with Route 110 about one-half mile west of the intersection of Routes 110 and 150.

Macy-Colby House

Open Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm, Memorial Day to Labor Day. Donations appreciated.

The Macy-Colby House is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Amesbury

Originally part of Salisbury, MA (1640), “New Town,” on the left bank of the Powwow River (a tributary of the Merrimack) officially became Amesbury in 1668.

Joseph Ballard

In 1692, North Andover was known simply as “Andover.” It became embroiled in the witchcraft in July 1692 when Joseph Ballard brought several of the afflicted girls there to determine the cause of his wife’s illness.

Ancient Burial Ground

Reverend John Hale, minister in Beverly, is buried here in the Hale family plot.

Ancient North Beverly Cemetery

Beverly Historical Society

George Corwin Homestead

Located at 117 Cabot Street between Franklin Place and Central Street).

 

John Hale House

Hale built this house in 1694 and lived here until his death on 15 May 1700. A graduate of Harvard College in 1657, Hale became minister of the First Church in Beverly in 1665, a position he held for over thirty years.

Copp's Hill Burying Ground

Mather Tomb: beneath a simple table stone are buried three ministers of the powerful Mather family: Increase, Cotton, and Samuel–father, son, and grandson, respectively.

Granary Burying Ground

Samuel Sewall, a justice on the Court of Oyer and Terminer, is buried beneath a red sandstone table stone in the northwest portion of the cemetery (Plate 18). The stone’s surface is inscribed: “Honl. Judge Sewall’s Tomb Now the property of his Heirs Philip R. Ridgway 1810 Ralph Huntington 1812 No. 185 Ralph Huntington.”

King's Chapel Burial Ground

Located at the intersection of Tremont and School Streets. Two people connected with the witchcraft are buried here. Also remembered here are: Major General Wait Still Winthrop, Thomas Brattle, and Thomas Newton

Bridget/Sarah Bishop House

Ingersoll's Ordinary

238 Conant Street

In 1692, the condemned witch Bridget Bishop lived with her husband, Edward, in the old wing of this house. Arrested on April 18, she was examined the following day at Ingersoll’s ordinary in Salem Village.

Danvers Historical Society

Danvers Historical Society

13 Page St, Danvers, MA 01923

First Church

Danvers First Church Sign

Corner of Hobart and Centre Streets.

 

Foundations of the 1692 Parsonage

Foundations of the 1692 Parsonage

Located behind 67 Centre Street.

These are the foundations of the Salem Village parsonage where the hysteria began. It was here, in the home of the Reverend Samuel Parris and his wife, Elizabeth, that the circle of girls met in the winter months of 1691-92 to listen to Tituba’s tales of magic and the occult.

Joseph Putnam House

Joseph Putnam House

Southeast portion of cloverleaf intersection of Route 1 and Route 62.

 

Nathaniel Ingersoll's Ordinary

Nathaniel Ingersolls Ordinary

199 Hobart St, Danvers, MA 01923

Putnam Cemetery

Putnam Cemetery

Located off a small asphalt path which begins at the entrance road to the Massachusetts Department of Public Works on Route 62, just west of its intersection with Route 1.

 

Rebecca Nurse House

Rebecca Nurse Homestead

149 Pine Street, located near the intersection of Pine and Adams Streets.

The Rebecca Nurse Homestead is owned and operated by the Danvers Alarm List Company.

Sarah Holten House

Sarah Holten House

171 Holten Street at the intersection of Holten and Centre Streets.

 

Sarah Osborne House

Sarah Osborne House

272 Maple Street opposite Gorman Road.

This house, constructed c. 1660, was the home of Sarah Osborne in 1692. Sarah Osborne, Sarah Good, and Tituba Indian were the first persons accused of witchcraft by the circle of girls.

Wadsworth Cemetery

Wadsworth Cemetery

Located on Summer Street, about one-tenth mile north of its intersection with Maple Street. Several persons connected with the hysteria are buried here.

 

Old Burying Ground, Dorchester

In this ancient cemetery, beneath an imposing marble table stone adorned with skulls, lies buried William Stoughton, the chief justice of the Court of Oyer and Terminer. Stoughton was born in 1631 and graduated from Harvard College in 1650.

Pentucket Cemetery

Pentucker Cemetery

Located at the intersection of Water and Mill Streets.

Buttonwoods Museum/John Ward House

Open in season Tuesday-Saturday, 10-5, Sunday 12-5

Adults $7; Children $3; Senior $5

Haverhill

Founded in 1640 and officially purchased from the Native American Pentuckets in 1642, this northern Massachusetts town was originally called Pentucket.

Ambrose Gale House

17 Franklin Street, between Washington and Selman Streets.

Old Burial Hill

Off Orne Street, immediately adjacent to Redd’s Pond.

Redd's Pond

Located at the intersection of Pond and Norman Streets.

Rev Thomas Barnard House

North Andover Rev Thomas Barnard House

Old Burying Ground

North Andover Burying Ground

John Proctor House

On Lowell Street, one-tenth mile south of its intersection with Prospect Street

Essex Street Burying Ground, Roxbury

Located at the intersection of Eustis and Washington Streets in Roxbury.

 

Broad Street Cemetery

Beneath a small, white obelisk lie the remains of George and Jonathan Corwin, together with other members of that extensive family. George, who was only twenty-five at the time of the hysteria, served as the high sheriff of Essex County in 1692.

Charter Street Cemetery

Old Burying Point - Charter Street Cemetery

Here are buried four persons connected with the witchcraft:

Magistrate John Hathorne,  Bartholomew Gedney, Mary Corry, and Reverend Nicholas Noyes.

Essex Institute

The Essex Institute houses the bulk of the original documents pertaining to the accusations, examinations, trials, and executions of the witches.

Jonathan Corwin House

Jonathan Corwin House

This house was probably built in the early 1670s and not in 1642. Jonathan Corwin, a Salem merchant, purchased the house from Nathaniel Davenport of Boston in 1675 and was living here in 1692.

Path to Gallows Hill

In 1692, the Salem jail stood on St. Peter Street (then called “Prison Lane”) near its intersection with Federal Street.

Saint Peter's Church

St. Peters Church

This church was established In 1733 largely through the support of the wealthy Salem merchant Philip English. English was accused of witchcraft in 1692 but escaped from prison and fled to New York.

Site of the Meetinghouse of the First Church in Salem

Salem Meeting House

Marker located on Essex Street near the southeast corner of its intersection with Washington Street.

 

Site of the Salem Courthouse in 1692

Salem Courthouse

Marker on the wall of the Masonic Temple on Washington Street, about 100 feet south of the intersection of Washington and Lynde Streets.

Summit of Gallows Hill

The Salem witchcraft authority, Charles W. Upham, chose this hill as the probable site of the hangings of the nineteen condemned witches in 1692. Executions for witchcraft occurred here on June 10, July 19, August 19, and September 22.

Witch Trials Memorial

Descendants of Salem Witch victims

Keep in mind this memorial site is dedicated to those who lost their lives in 1692

Colonial Burying Ground

Salisbury Old Burying Ground

Located on Route 1A, two-tenths of a mile east of its intersection with Route 110.

Robert Pike Historical Marker

Marks the location of the Robert Pike Homestead, built in 1639.

Salisbury

Salisbury is the northernmost town in Massachusetts, bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the east and New Hampshire to the north.

Claflin-Gerrish-Richards House

Wenham Claflin Gerrish Richards House

132 Main Street, opposite its intersection with Monument Street.

Old Wenham Burying Ground

Old Wenham Burying Ground

Located on Main Street (Route 1A) in Wenham, a short distance north of Wenham Lake.

Solart-Woodward House

Solart Woodward House

106 Main Street in Wenham, a short distance north of the Wenham Burying Ground.

Wenham

Wenham, MA, was once part of Salem. This small, rural town seven miles north of present-day Salem was incorporated in 1643.

Witch Trials Self-Guided Tour

Our tour of the 1692 Salem Witchcraft Hysteria sites is quoted from the book, A Guide to the Salem Witchcraft Hysteria of 1692, by David C. Brown (the text and images may not be reproduced without the author’s permission). The book is currently out of print.

You may click on the town and city names on the map below or on the left to view pictures (where available) and read about the sites in these locations.

This section contains descriptions of the sites from the witchcraft hysteria which can still be seen today. With few exceptions, only original houses or foundations, gravesites, and sites indicated by historic markers have been included. Sites lacking either physical remains or any historic marker have generally been omitted. Except where otherwise noted, all gravesites mentioned are marked. Following each site is a short description of its relevance to the witchcraft events.