Salem

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prisoner cell

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.

torture device at the dungeon museum
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.

 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.

euphemy says:
Your Welcome! Glad you enjoyed them. From Salem to Provincetown (P-town) on Cape Cod takes about 3 hours. (130 miles) If you go only partway on Cape Cod then about 2 hours.
Posted on: Nov 22, 2006
hannajax says:
thanks for the review...i had planned on going to salem during halloween time. though i am postponing until next year, i would be interested to know how far salem is from cape cod. cape cod! my cheeks hurt from smiling so much. every darned picture from your adventure there is beautiful. thanks for sharing them, euphemy!
Posted on: Nov 20, 2006
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prisoner cell
prisoner cell
torture device at the dungeon muse…
torture device at the dungeon mus…
hanging out at the Dungeon Museum
hanging out at the Dungeon Museum
Witch Dungeon Museum
Witch Dungeon Museum
Hangin about in witch history muse…
Hangin about in witch history mus…
Witch trials memorial
Witch trials memorial
words from the accused
words from the accused
inside the Pirate museum
inside the Pirate museum
Pirate museum
Pirate museum
Great food here at the Witchs Bre…
Great food here at the Witch's Br…
being witchy at the wax museum
being witchy at the wax museum
Dont make her mad
Don't make her mad
Nathaniel Hawthorne at the wax mus…
Nathaniel Hawthorne at the wax mu…
wax museum
wax museum
Bridget Bishop
Bridget Bishop
Poor Bridget!
Poor Bridget!
On the Spelbound Ghost tour-1st st…
On the Spelbound Ghost tour-1st s…
2nd stop
2nd stop
Joshua Ward House built in 1784. I…
Joshua Ward House built in 1784. …
not sure
not sure
somewhere on Gallows Hill
somewhere on Gallows Hill
Salem
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