3 peculiar and interesting places to visit in Salem, Massachusetts

Jessica Rabbit

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Who hasn’t heard of the Salem Witch Trials? These trials happened in the late 17th century, but the mystery and grimness are still palpable. It makes you want to know and explore everything about this city, especially things and places associated with the witch trials. In Salem, you will find art, artifacts, and landmarks related to these events.

Here are three places that will grip your interest:

Witch Dungeon Museum 

This museum is located at the heart of Salem city. It has come to adapt a very creative and appealing way of recounting Salem’s history of the witch trials. A short movie-like play is reenacted. Then it leads you to a dungeon that is a supposed recreation of an actual witch dungeon in the past. Moreover, this museum is created in the semblance of a horror house. This idea is controversial for some, but many fans enjoy it.

Salem Village Witchcraft Victims Memorial 

It was in the neighboring town of Danvers that the hysteria originally came to birth. Back then, this town was called Salem Village. Many victims of the witch trials lived right here in this town. This memorial lies across the Salem Village Meeting House, where the examinations took place initially. The names of all 25 victims are inscribed on a series of vertical slabs.

The Witch House of Salem

One of the judges who convicted the witches in the Salem Witch Trials was Jonathan Corwin. During the trials in 1692-1693, this judge resided in this house, now known as the Witch House. In truth, this is the only still-standing structure in Salem, Massachusetts, which holds a direct tie to the gruesome witch trials.

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