We decided to take the T and a bus to Salem, Massachusetts, which is a small town about an hour from Boston. Salem is mostly famous for its Witch Trials where 20 people were put to death after being accused of Witchcraft.  It was also a historical port town, and was the location for Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel “The Scarlet Letter”.  We had a really nice day exploring this little town.


Witch Memorial


Witch Museum


We went to the Witches’ Memorial – a memorial for the people who were put to death, and to the Salem Witch museum where we learned more about the history and what happened.

Statue outside the Witch Museum


We then went down to the Salem Maritime Museum, where we took a guided tour on to the replica boat the “Friendship”, and toured through the Custos House where Nathaniel Hawthorne worked.  We really enjoyed our day trip.




Exploring the Friendship


Custom house


Custom house eagle

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Kate says:

    Sounds really interesting! And that’s a cool ship 🙂


  2. Julie Bunnell says:

    Love the “cover photo” for this post… the maritime history had escaped my notice until now.


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