Choose Between Two Options
- $9 for admission for two to the Salem Spice Festival and The Witch House ($16.50 value)
- $17 for admission for four to the Salem Spice Festival and The Witch House ($33 value)
The festival happens on Saturday, September 12, and Sunday, September 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Groupon customers can attend on either day). It celebrates historic Salem’s centuries-old relationship with tea, spices, and herbs.
The festival is held inside the Pioneer Village, which is billed as America’s first living-history museum. Built to represent life in the year 1630, Pioneer Village helps commemorate the arrival of the Winthrop Fleet. Proceeds from this offer benefit the City of Salem Pioneer Village.
The Jonathan Corwin House / The Witch House
The Jonathan Corwin House and The Witch House are two names for the same house, where wealthy Puritan Jonathan Corwin lived with his family in 1692—the year of the Salem Witch Trials. Corwin, in fact, was a magistrate and judge of the trials, during which both women and men were accused for the crime of practicing witchcraft, and many times executed. Today, visitors can tour Corwin's historic home, which is the last structure with direct ties to the 1692 trials, while learning about how the architecture, furniture, and artifacts tie in with the nation's history.
Built in 1930 to mark the tercentennial of Massachusetts, Pioneer Village is America's first living history museum. The village sits on three acres of land and contains various examples of colonial architecture: dugouts, wigwams, thatched roof cottages, and the Governor's Faire House. Culinary and medicinal gardens and a blacksmith shop further interpret early 17th-century colonial life.