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Witch Hunting in Salem Mass

A November 2006 trip to Salem by notso62

Salem Witch Museum Photo, Salem, Massachusetts More Photos
Quote: My parents and I went on a day trip to visit historic sites in Salem.

Salem Beer Works

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My family and I were looking for a quick and casual bite after spending the day seeing the historical sites in Salem. There were several places on the way to The House of Seven Gables historical site that advertised that they could serve "buses" and "no waiting for food". These places should be avoided at all costs unless you are unfortunate enough to be on a bus tour that had not made reservations anywhere else. After skipping over these greasy spoons, we came upon The Salem Beer Works on Derby Street. From the outside, The Salem Beer Works looks a bit industrial. The large vats where they brew beer on site are visible from the street and do not really add a welcoming air to non-beer aficio...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 11, 2006

Salem Beer Works
278 Derby St.
Salem, Massachusetts 01970
(978) 745-2337

Salem Witch Museum

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Salem Witch Museum Photo, Salem, Massachusetts
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Seeking Halloween appropriate entertainment, my parents and I headed to Salem, MA one weekday before the holiday. Not knowing where to head - I just told my parents to get tickets to "The Witch Museum" thinking this would cover the Salem Witch experience for us. Little did I know there were many other options in this small town, but the Witch Museum actually ended up being a pretty good start. It is highly recommended that you call ahead if you are interested in going to the Witch Museum during their busy season (October mostly). Even on the weekday that my parents and I went, we had to find other things to do when we waited for our reserved time because of the school groups that were going ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 25, 2006

Salem Witch Museum
19 1/2 Washington Square North
Salem, Massachusetts 01970
(978) 744-1692

House of the Seven Gables

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House of the Seven Gables Photo, Salem, Massachusetts
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In 1851 Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote his famous work "The House of Seven Gables" taking inspiration from this famous house in Salem Massachusetts. The house was inhabited at the time by Hawthorne's cousin and its storied architecture and details have now been restored to as they were when she was the owner. It is easy to see why Hawthorne was drawn to this interesting house filled with character. Situated next to the water of Salem's harbor, the House of Seven Gables is well worth the visit just for the views it offers of the beautiful historic coastline. The gardens outside the House are well curated and even in the late fall some flowers were still blooming. The walkways and small outer build...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 12, 2006

House of the Seven Gables
115 Derby Street
Salem, Massachusetts 01970
(978) 744-0991