One way to get some scare on Halloween this year is take advantage of the many happenings that take place in Salem Mass. Salem offers up some pretty cool stuff that can make for a nice vacation package in a place that is full of museums. Attractions and haunted houses. Salem is noted for its role in the historic Salem Witch Trials in 1692 and featured in Arthur Miller’s novel The Crucible. The city plays up this role with the Salem High school football team named appropriately The Witches. The stadium used for various sporting events in Salem is called Gallows Hill. This site was used for public hangings.
The City Has a Bronze Statue Of Elizabeth Montgomery Of Bewitched Fame
Tourism is dedicated to witch craft and things that go bump in the night. There is a bronze statue of Elizabeth Montgomery of Bewitch fame that was erected in the city. The city was used for 6 episodes of Bewitched and there is an Elizabeth Montgomery Day on October 8 every year since they shot the episodes in 1970. Thousands of people flock to Salem every year for Halloween to enjoy the many spooky sites the city has to offer.
Some of the fun and very scary places to visit are the Nightmare Gallery on Derby Street in Salem. There you will find Salem’s highly acclaimed Monster Museum. It’s haunted by Hollywood’s favorite movie monsters. While on Derby Street you can visit The Haunted Neighborhood at the Salem Wax Museum. It’s Salem‘s #1 rated attraction and noted for their Apple buns and Kettle corn. You can come face to face with notable figures of 1692 at the Salem Wax Museum of Witches & Seafarers, take a journey into the Salem Witch Village and see Frankenstein’s Laboratory then take the Candlelit Ghostly Tour. A real live practicing witch will show you just how to cast a spell, taking you through all the steps.
The Salem’s Cultural Image is Known In The US as The Witch City
The Salem Witch Museum on Washington Square, presents one of the most tragic events in American History, The Witch hysteria in 1692. The exhibits in the museum trace the myths of this strange religion. If you’re not sure if you believe in Witches, You may want to wait until you visit here to make up your mind. Salem’s 13 Ghost on Essex Street presents the Witch trials in 3d and with live actors. The Witch House also on Essex is Salem’s only remaining structure with ties to the Witch trials. The 17th Century home of Witchcraft trial Judge Jonathan Corwin with its furnishing and lifestyle along with some strange remedies and superstitions of early colonial Salem is a must to see.
Salem Witch Trial Facts, Museums, Shops And Haunted Houses
Spending Halloween in Salem MA. With its’ attractions, carnivals, museums and history from early American colonial time, can give the visitors a unique look into that period. It was a time when the tragedy of the Witch Trials took American history down a dark road. Stilled remembered some 300 years later as one America’s best ghost stories and Salem MA is the place to relive it.