My friend, Suzi & I got to Salem around 10am & went to the visitor center to decide what to see & do. It was supposed to rain but it ended up being a beautiful day. We first went to the WITCH DUNGEON MUSEUM with a reenactment and then a tour of the Dungeon. There were cells that only one person could fit in. There was a board hanging from the original dungeon that the guide said if men touched it brought bad luck but if women did, it brought them good luck so of course we touched it! It also had a torture device. Our 2nd stop was the WITCH HISTORY MUSEUM where a guide told the stories about the Witch Trials & then took us downstairs to displays regarding the people involved with the "hysteria". The NEW ENGLAND PIRATE MUSEUM was 3rd, where a guide dressed as a pirate told stories about Captain Kidd, Blackbeard & Captain Quelch & took us on a pirate ship.
We got a combination ticket for $15 for these 3 places. We ate at the WITCHES BREW CAFE which was really good. We saw the WITCH TRIALS MEMORIAL & the BURYING POINT. We found the VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPHY area & had our pictures taken as WITCHES. We also toured the SALEM WAX MUSEUM OF WITCHES & SEAFARERS. This was nice also.
torture device at the dungeon museum
Our last thing was an 8pm SPELLBOUND GHOST WALKING TOUR. A guide took us to various haunted places in Salem including the Jail, Howard Street Cemetary, the outside of 2 buildings & 2 homes. I can't remember the names but one of the homes; the JOSHUA WARD HOUSE was featured on the TRAVEL CHANNEL as one of the most haunted houses in America. They encouraged us to take lots of pictures to get "Orbs" or ghosts. Upon leaving, we went to GALLOWS HILL where the actual hangings took place. It was a little creepy there. I enjoyed everything we did.