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Salem Witch Museum Review

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If you are looking for a fun and exciting way to celebrate Halloween this month, what better way to do so than to visit the Salem Witch Museum located in Salem, Massachusetts? Whether you believe in witches or not, dramatic stage performances offer the visitor an unforgettable lesson in one of the nation’s most popular Halloween destinations’ history.
In 1692, in the small town of Salem, 180 people were accused of practicing witchcraft and thrown into prison for the crimes. Accused individuals were held against their will and had no way to defend themselves against what were sometimes simply baseless allegations. While a court was formed to defend the “witches,” it only led to more accusations and so the notorious “witch hunt” began.

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Family Things to Do in Salem, MA

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librarySalem is a vibrant community with a beautiful waterfront and a fascinating history. When traveling to the home of the witch trials, consider these top 10 family friendly attractions.

  1. Peabody Essex Museum was established by Salem’s prosperous ship captains. As the skippers sailed around the world, they collected exquisite works of art. They founded the renowned museum to share their treasures with the public. Housed in 24 historic buildings, the museum is rated as one of the best children’s art museums in the country.
  2. Salem Witch Museum documents the baffling series of events that gripped the city in 1692. Visitors will learn the true history behind the legend through a multimedia presentation that re-creates the events. Guides provide insights about the danger of prejudice and evolving attitudes about witches. The museum also illustrates how witchcraft is practiced today.

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Boston to Salem Ferry Coupon

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ferry-salemThe catamaran Nathaniel Bowditch is named in honor of a 19th century mathematician who revolutionized maritime navigation. Passengers can take the beautiful vessel on a high-speed journey from Boston’s Long Wharf to the dock at the Salem Ferry Center. The vessel’s twin diesel engines propel her through the water at 33 knots. The trip on the vessel takes approximately 55 minutes, which means that you will spend less time on the water and more time touring the city. The 92-foot-long ship has two decks and can accommodate 149 passengers. The main deck is enclosed and equipped with a galley that serves a variety of menu items, and the partially enclosed upper deck has a viewing area. You can enjoy the open-air and the scenery of the North Shore as you travel to and from the legendary city. The mariners of old never crossed the water with this level of speed or comfort.

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Salem Witch Museum Group Tickets

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scene3aIn 1626, Roger Conant founded an English settlement on land that once provided a tranquil setting for a Native American village. The leaders named their new community Salem, which is translated “peace.” Fifty-three years later, Salem found itself in the midst of a bizarre event that horrified the nation.

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Salem Witch Museum Coupons

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Roger Conant founded a permanent settlement at the mouth of the Naumkeag River in 1626. After being incorporated into the Massachusetts Bay Colony, the settlement changed their name in 1629 to Salem which means Peace. The tranquil, seaside fishing community was anything but peaceful a little more than a half century later.

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