Salem, MA Witch Tour
Saturday, September 14, 2013
Are you a good witch or a bad witch ? From June 10 thru September 22, 1692 there were 19 people hanged on Gallows Hill in Salem, MA. Another one, Giles Corey, was pressed to death when he refused to plead guilty or not guilty. We were told he was an old man, and they kept putting stones on him until his crest caved in. And as many as 13 may have died in prison.
This is called the Witch House. It was the home of Judge Jonathan Corwin, who presided over the Witch Trials. It is the only house still standing with links to the trial.
We also visited the House of the Seven Gables. It is the oldest, restored wooden home in New England. The house inspired the book by the same name, written by Nathaniel Hawthorne, and his childhood home was moved to the site in 1958.
Here I am fooling around outside the Witch Dungeon Museum.
We also toured the New England Pirate Museum, had lunch at a nice restaurant on the water. Here is a photo of me, and my oldest son, taken down near the water.
We took the Trolley Tour, but shouldn't have. If you got off to visit a site, the wait for the next trolley was way to long, and we missed visiting the Witch Museum because we ran out of time. We walked more than we rode, so I got in my exercise. The exhibits are only open 10 A - 5 P. The streets "rolled up" at 5, which surprised me. We then ate dinner at the Capt's Waterfront restaurant.
All-in-all, it was a very nice day.