A former inn with ties to the Witch Trials hits the market in Wenham

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106 Main St., Wenham
106 Main St., Wenham Courtesy of Redfin

About 350 years ago, a young Sarah Good was 17 when her father, John Solart, built and opened his inn in 1670 in what is now Wenham. 

From there Good’s life would take tragic turns: Her father committed suicide, and Good later was widowed twice, leaving her impoverished and homeless, according to the Salem Witch Museum website. In 1692, she was one of the first three people accused of witchcraft and executed in the notorious Salem Witch Trials, the museum notes. 

Its days of being an inn cloaked under the layers of time, the Solart-Woodward house still stands at 106 Main St. 

And that historic home is or sale.

Priced at $599,000, the house has many historic features, from the wide-plank pine floors to the pine mantels to the wooden beams crossing the ceilings. It also comes with multiple fireplaces, including one in the dining room, Tony Wright of Redfin, the listing agent for the property, said in an interview with

It has been updated with modern features. The kitchen has stainless-steel appliances with light-colored wood cabinets and a blue tile backsplash. The bathrooms have been renovated, too. There are four bedrooms, 2.5 baths, and nearly 2,700 square feet of living space. The home sits on about a third of an acre, according to the listing.

There’s a two-car detached garage, as well as a patio behind the home, the listing says.

The home has garnered much interest, particularly people who appreciate historic homes, Wright said. The property has been shown to people from as far away as Vermont, he added.

While it’s changed a bit since its days as an inn, the home feels heavily immersed in its history.

“When you walk in there, you can feel the history,” Wright said. “You really can.”

See inside the home:

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