Salem, Massachusetts Bucket List

A perfectly chilling place to visit in October, or any time of year, is Salem, MA where real life horror took place when many “witches” were killed here in a variety of horrible ways. Learn about the history by taking a History & Hauntings of Salem Guided Walking Tour or check out some of these haunted spots…

Old Burying Point Cemetery, founded in 1637, a burial ground of those involved in the Salem Witch Trials of the 1690s, as well as Revolutionary War victims. Located directly behind this cemetery is the Witch Trials Memorial.
Address: 51 Charter St, Salem, MA 01970

Salem Witch Trials Memorial, each of this park’s 20 stone benches represents a person executed in the infamous 1692 witch trials.
Address: Charter St., Salem, MA 01970

Witch House, the only remaining Salem structure with direct ties to the witch trials of 1692.
Address: 310 1/2 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970-3257

Salem Witch Museum, Life-size stage sets, exhibits & tours exploring the 1692 Salem witch trials, plus witchcraft today.
Address: 19 1/2 N Washington Square, Salem, MA 01970

Count Orlok’s Nightmare Gallery, a museum offering exhibits on horror, sci-fi & fantasy films, plus a seasonal haunted house.
Address: 217 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970

Other points of interest include: The House of the Seven Gables (1668, made famous by author Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel), Peabody Essex Museum, Witch Dungeon Museum, Pickering Wharf, Salem Maritime National Historic Site, Ropes Mansion (Allison’s House from the film Hocus Pocus), Salem Willows Amusement Park, Proctor’s Ledge Memorial (executions of 1692), Salem Art Gallery (Inside the headquarters for the Satanic Temple), Winter Island Park, New England Pirate Museum, Salem 1630: Pioneer Village, The Salem Museum, Misery Islands, Bewitched Statue of Elizabeth Montgomery, and the Salem Witch Village.

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