Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Visiting Salem, MA

This past weekend, my parents came to town for a visit.  My mom had suggested going to Salem since it is October and Salem is all about witches.  The weather this past Saturday was very nice, so we decided to go.  Mat and I have never been, and it ended up being a really fun trip.

We saw Went to Witch House, Witch History Museum, The Tall Ship, Witch Trials Memorial, Old Burying Point, and the House of Seven Gables. It was crowded, but not overly and we were there the whole day!

Enjoy the pictures

This is Samantha from the show "Bewitched"
 Finley outside of Witch House. This is the 17th Century house of Witchcraft Trials Judge Jonathn Corwin. This is Salem's only remaining structure with direct ties to the witch trails of 1692.
 Inside The Witch House. Floors and many things in this room are original (making them over 300 years old)
 The Witch House

 Finley and Cainan pretended to be prisoners.

 The Old Cemetery. Justice John Hathorne is Nathaniel Hawthorne's father
 We found some really old grave stones. This one is hard to read but it was from 1676.
 I took this because I wanted to remember that nearly 200 people were accused of practicing witchcraft, but only 20 were hanged for crimes
 Nathaniel Hawthorne. Famous writings "The Scarlet Letter" and "The House of the Seven Gables"
 Finley trying a Hammock on the Tall Ship - "Friendship Salem"
 Cainan trying the hammock
 We stood in line for 45 minutes to go into this candy store. IT was crazy.

 Outside the Witch History Museum. This was a neat place inside - we didn't take any pictures inside but it was cool. There was a live show which did a trial from an original transcript from a real trial in 1692. Then we went to see the recreation of the dungeons where they kept the prisoners. (Cainan hated that)
 Cainan outside the House of the Seven Gables. The kids LOVED this house (we did too!). This was the house of Captain John Turner. Nathaniel Hawthorne visited this house in the mid-1800s after it belonged to a cousin (who convinced him to write the book). The kids loved the hidden staircases and quirkiness of the house. Nathaniel Hawthorne's house was relocated to the grounds in 1958, so we got to go inside his house as well.


Unknown said...

that's cool :)

Unknown said...

that's cool :)
The movie called hocus pocus is about the ganders on sisters from Salem MA :)