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The Salem Witch Trials | Bridget Bishop

The Salem Witch Trials | Bridget Bishop

Who was Bridget Bishop? Unfortunately, today she’s mostly relegated to the realm of familiar names connected to The Salem Witch Trials, but few know her story. Today, I’d like to change all that. What follows is an in-depth exploration of Bridget Bishop from birth to her ultimate untimely death as the first victim in The Salem Witch Trials.

Highlights

Read the table below for quick highlights from the article. Selecting these links will guide you to specific parts of Bridget Bishop’s life. Or scroll down to read the entire article/watch the entire video below.

How old was Bridget Bishop when she died?

Bridget Bishop was 60 years old when she died.

Bridget Bishop's Ghost

Bridget Bishop's ghost has reportedly been haunting the area around Turner's Seafood and the Hawthorne Hotel for decades. Both sites are adjacent to where her apple orchard would have been located.

How did Bridget Bishop die?

Bridget Bishop was hanged by the neck until she died. It is likely her neck did not break and she suffocated to death. She was the first to be killed in The Salem Witch Trials.

How many times has Bridget Bishop been married? Jump to First, Second, and Third marriage here.

Bridget Bishop was married three times. The first was to Samuel Wasselbe in 1660. He died in 1664, likely due to complications from the couples' voyage from England to America. Bridget married Thomas Oliver in 1666. He passed in 1679 in his late 70's. In 1685, Bridget married a prosperous sawyer named Edward Bishop. They remained married until her death in 1692.

When was Bridget Bishop born?

Bridget was born around 1632 in Norwich, England.

Who accused Bridget Bishop of witchcraft?

Throughout her life, Bridget was accused of witchcraft and thievery by many people. The accusations that led to her death were made by Mercy Lewis and Ann Putnam.

Why was Bridget Bishop accused of witchcraft?

For many years leading up to The Salem Witch Trials, Bridget had been accused of witchcraft and thievery. Similar to others like Sarah Good and Tituba, Bridget was likely accused because her social status and reputation made imprisonment and execution much more likely. In this way, her accusation and arrest provided kindling for the proliferation of later accusations which reached higher up the socioeconomic hierarchies in Salem and the surrounding areas.

Did Bridget Bishop have kids?

Yes. A number of her children by her first two husbands did not survive infancy. Her final child, a girl named Christian Oliver, with her second husband did survive and lived into adulthood.


Bridget Bishop has unfortunately been relegated to the set of familiar names connected to The Salem Witch Trials, but few know her story. Today, I'd like to change that. This in-depth analysis tracks Bridget's life, failed marriages, lost children, pre-trials history with witchcraft, role during the Salem Witch Trials, death, and everything in-between. Some of what you'll learn in this episode: 00:01:37 How did Bridget Bishop Die? 00:03:16 When was Bridget Bishop born? How Many Times Has Bridget Bishop Been Married? <yoastmark class='yoast-text-mark'>Bridget Bishop was married three times.</yoastmark> 00:03:25 First was to Samuel Wasselbe in 1660. 00:05:29 Bridget married Thomas Oliver in 1666. 00:14:17 And finally Bridget married a prosperous sawyer named Edward Bishop in 1685. 00:17:36 Who Accused Bridget Bishop of Witchcraft? <yoastmark class='yoast-text-mark'>00:18:33 Why Was Bridget Bishop Accused of Witchcraft?</yoastmark> 00:10:03 Did Bridget Bishop Have Kids? For a full transcript of this video and a few other resources connected to Bridget's life, check out the site page here: https://tosalem.com/the-salem-witch-trials-bridget-bishop/ As always, when visually depicting people alive in the 17th century, one doesn't generally have portraits to draw from. As such, this episode features several stand-in likenesses for anyone whose portrait I could not locate. These include: Thomas Oliver, Mary Leman, William Stacey, Christian Oliver, and Edward Bishop. There are also a few images of women who are not actually Bridget Bishop, including one contemporary shot, the image of pregnant Bridget, among others. The sources for this episode are numerous, but there are three books in particular that were useful in constructing this episode. They are: - Six Women of Salem: The Untold Story of the Accused and Their Accusers in the Salem Witch Trials: https://amzn.to/2RFpOTL - A Delusion Of Satan: The Full Story Of The Salem Witch Trials: https://amzn.to/2xvOlnh - The Salem Witch Trials: A Day-by-Day Chronicle of a Community Under Siege: https://amzn.to/2Vamces Find way more about all things Salem at https://tosalem.com/ Facebook: facebook.com/tosalemsite Instagram: instagram.com/tosalemsite Twitter: twitter.com/tosalemsite Watch All of the Players in the Salem Witch Trials series here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLkFgzepSsLCR0tcuY84HxyzWh_D-bQgPt

Coming to America

Bridget Playfer was born around 1632 in Norwich, England. While her early life is shrouded in some degree of mystery, we do know that by Spring 1660, at the age of 28, Bridget was married to a Captain Samuel Wasselbe at St. Mary in the Marsh in Norwich. Bridget had a boy with Samuel that the couple named Benjamin. Sadly, Benjamin, like so many newborns of the age, died in infancy. Perhaps it was the heartbreak of losing her first child that spurred the young Wasselbe couple to undertake what was likely the most difficult decision they’d yet faced: the transition to America.

 

 

 

Boston

Bridget Wasselbe arrived in Boston in 1664. Now take a moment to imagine what this moment must have been like for the 32 year-old Bridget. She had just made what was certainly the most harrowing journey of her life. Crossing the sea took several months in many cases. Passengers were crowded together, crammed into tight quarters below the deck. As such, diseases like scurvy were rampant. Food was scarce and lacking in nutritional value. And at any moment the entire venture could be overturned by privateers or a storm raging in the Atlantic waves. Now imagine you’re enduring all of this while pregnant because at the time of the Wasslebe’s voyage, Bridget most certainly was with the couple’s second child, Mary.

Either directly before, during, or after their journey, Bridget’s husband died. The cause of his death is unknown, but it would become the subject of much speculation later. In any case, consider that by the time she stepped foot in America, Bridget had already lost or was about to lose both her first husband and her first child. And so, she faced the new world entirely alone. Bridget gave birth to the couple’s second child Mary in Boston in January of 1665. Unfortunately, Benjamin’s sad legacy would continue with his younger sister and Mary would also not live past infancy. By 1666, Bridget was finished with Boston and moved on to the place she would ultimately lose her life: Salem, Massachusetts.

 

 

A New Man, A New World

In July of that year, Bridget married Thomas Oliver. And, on the surface, there was a lot of commonality shared between the two. He was also from the Norwich area. He had also lost a spouse. But where he differed from Bridget was that he had been fortunate with his children. He also had a much more storied past in Salem than newcomer Bridget. His first wife, Mary Leman, whom Thomas had married in Norwich, then immigrated with to Salem, along with their two children, was not well-liked. Unfortunately for poor Mary, she was a few decades before her time. She was a vocal supporter of one of the nation’s first prominent Abolitionists and the founder of the Colony of Rhode Island, Roger Williams.

 

 

She was also feverishly religiously independent and spoke out publicly against the religious order rapidly gaining a foothold in Salem. For these and other offenses, she was whipped, scorned, and tortured on a number of occasions. At some point before 1648, Thomas had returned to England, the cause of which is unknown. We do know that Mary’s fervent attitude did not sit well within the conservative, highly Puritanical early Salem elite and in 1649, she was banished from the colony and forced to return to England to be with Thomas. There is no record of her leaving New England or arriving in England. But at some point before 1654, Mary was dead.

 

Bridget Oliver

What we do know is that Thomas Oliver was a savvy real estate entrepreneur and so when he and Bridget were married in 1666, she came more into vastly more wealth than she’d had before. She also became the stepmother to Oliver’s fully-grown children who were still very much around Salem at the time of their arrival. One of these children would potentially become responsible for Bridget’s death, but we’ll get to that later.

Contention | The Heart of Bridget Bishop

Up to this point, we’ve explored Bridget’s past, but not her character. But since you all ultimately know the ending of this story, her arrival to Salem is as good a moment as any to begin laying out some of the reasons that Bridget Bishop ultimately became the first victim in The Salem Witch Trials. Now please understand that what I’m about to say has to be framed within the context of the moment that Bridget lived within, not out own.

You see, it seems that most of what doomed Bridget Bishop was her own character. In this way she is distinct from many other victims of the trials who were seemingly accused for political or social gain. No one gained very much from killing Bridget Bishop, except that her voice was silenced. And why would anyone want that? Well, when it comes to women, it seems Thomas Oliver had a bit of a type.

Bridget was also notoriously difficult, independent, entrepreneurial, self-righteous, and quick to anger. These traits in a man, like say Giles Corey, would have endowed that man with a social status ranging from annoying to admirable. In a woman alive in the 17th century, however, these traits were absolutely deadly.

In addition to her character, Bridget was also known for donning racier clothing than her Puritan counterparts. Now, this could have simply equated to enjoying and being willing to spend money on a wider variety of colors than the standard brown of the age. Still, though, the difference made her attract attention. And a few of the men whose attention she attracted would ultimately cause her murder.

 

Bridget Bishop’s Second Marriage

Perhaps it’s no surprise, considering what we know of Bridget and Thomas up to this point, that their marriage was fraught with contention. Look at it from both sides.

Bridget was in her mid-thirties (which was not a spring chicken in Puritan America), independently-minded, and desperate to get her footing in this new land and finally begin her life in earnest.

Thomas, who by the way was some 30 years older than his new wife, had seen what this community did to women like Bridget first-hand. He was likely desperate to rein her in, even as her spirit endlessly attracted him.

This push and pull resulted in a lot of fighting. And I mean a lot. So much that neighbors and the courts were frequently drug into their disputes. Mary Ropes, of the world-renowned Ropes family, even recalled seeing Bridget’s face black, blue, and bloodied after one of the couple’s infamous bouts.

 

No Shrinking Violet

But don’t think Bridget was without fault either. Mary also later recounted that Thomas had confided in her that Bridget had also beaten him on a number of occasions. And, considering what we know of Bridget up to this point and based on the accounts of many later public sightings of mutual violence, this was most likely true.

The marriage did bring something great into the world though. In 1667, Bridget gave birth to a baby girl named Christian Oliver. Christian would be the first of Bridget’s children to survive infancy. This blessing did little to cool the tensions in the Oliver home though. Ten years later, Christian’s parents were both sent to court after a public dispute. They were ordered to stand for an hour back to back in a public marketplace with a paper on their foreheads on which was scrawled their offense. Thomas’ daughter paid for him to escape this fate. Bridget, however, was not spared. The crowd jeered at Bridget Oliver as she stood, bound and gagged with a paper pinned to her forehead. This would not be the last time that 17th century Salemites would cheer at her misery, degradation, and despair.

 

 

The Rumors of Witchcraft Begin

In the subsequent few years, the rumors that would ultimately lead to Bridget’s neck meeting the rope began. People began reporting seeing Bridget in their dreams, having strange interactions with her in public, and a slew of other mysterious events.

 

Enter the Stacey Family

One that would go on to have dire implications was with William Stacey. Their relationship began when Bridget visited Stacey as he was wracked by smallpox. The meeting must have gone well, for Stacey professed a great love for Bridget following the interaction. He later claimed that this infatuation was not at all natural.

Once he’d recovered, he decided to repay her visit with one of his own. He did some work for Bridget around the Oliver home. She paid him three pence for his efforts. However, after he left the homestead, the money vanished from his pocket. Stacey, a typical puritan man, told everyone of the strange occurrence. Not one to be a shrinking violet, Bridget confronted Stacey when the rumors ultimately found their way back to her. He admitted to spreading the gossip and dared her to object. She left in uncharacteristic silence. Keep that interaction in mind as we’ll be returning to William and the rest of the Stacey family shortly.

 

No Country For Free Women

At some point around 1679, Thomas Oliver, Bridget’s second husband, died. He would have been in his late 70’s which was quite a long life for a man of his time. In spite of this, Bridget was accused, even at this time, of having bewitched Oliver to death.

Having left no will, Bridget was made the executor of his estate which included a large home near the meeting house in Salem Town and an adjacent apple orchard, the contemporary location of which is supposedly quite haunted by Bridget’s ghost.

 

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Bridget now had something she’d never enjoyed before: security. The land and everything on it was hers for the rest of her days. Salem Town was booming and she was in the heart of it all. Unfortunately, Oliver’s estate carried with it crushing debt and the following years would see Bridget doing everything she could to manage the encroaching threat bestowed upon her.

 

Trying to Get By

One such adjustment was transitioning the Oliver home to a sometime tavern, which she began operating soon after his death. There are a number of stories about the fun she had staying up well into the night laughing and playing games with the fellow residents of Salem Town.

Unfortunately, the tavern wasn’t enough to keep up with the debts. For the rest of her life, Bridget would scrape by. A wave of rumors and accusations painting Bridget as a thief began. In 1681 Bridget was forced to sell some of her land to Schoolmaster Daniel Epps. The arrangement between the two was presided over by Justice John Hathorne…

I wonder if Bridget could sense, as she did what she needed to in order to get by, that the man presiding over this particular sale would send her to the gallows merely a decade later? If she could, she showed no signs of it. In the years that followed, Bridget’s strength of character only intensified. As such, the now well-spread accusations of witchcraft and thievery increased. It was also around this time that another victim of the Trials began to be accused as well: Alice Parker. Perhaps the two knew each other? At this point, it’s unclear.

 

Bridget Bishop’s Third Man

In 1685 Bridget married again to Edward Bishop, a prosperous sawyer living in Salem Town. Unfortunately, little is known about Edward since there were in fact four different Edward Bishops alive around Salem at the time. I like to believe, and there is some evidence to support, that Bridget’s final marriage was a more peaceful and supportive one for her and her daughter. But, again, we don’t know for sure.

What we can say is that to begin their partnership, the newlyweds decided to either entirely tear down or severely renovate the home on the Oliver estate. John Bly and his son William were asked to assist in the effort. The Blys would later claim that during the demolition, they found poppets in the walls of the home.

Poppets were handmade dolls, well-known instruments of the devil at the time. Their presence in the walls was regarded as a sure sign, according to the Salemites of the age, of witchcraft. One should keep in mind, however, that Bridget Bishop was not actually present at the time the house was built – Oliver’s first wife Mary Leman was. So it’s equally, if not more likely, that either she or any of Thomas Oliver’s female children actually stowed the poppets. At any rate, this piece of evidence would later come back to assist in dooming Bridget.

 

The Descent

The beginning of the end for Bridget centered again around the Stacey family. The elder Stacey, Thomas, ran a mill near Bridget’s home. In the summer of 1687, a piece of the machinery in the mill known as a “mill brass” went missing. By today’s standards, this was just a small, innocuous bearing made of brass. But in 17th century America, it was quite a valuable object to have suddenly disappeared.

So valuable, in fact, that if you ran a mill and one did go missing, you would likely suspect that it had been stolen. And Thomas Stacey did exactly that.

He instructed his son William to run to the local pewterer, Edmund Dolbier, and inform him that the mill brass was gone so that he could be on the look out, should anyone attempt to sell the brass on the market. A month later, Bridget and her now twenty year-old daughter Christian were weeding in their garden when Christian stumbled upon the brass. Christian took the item to the Edmund Dolbier to identify it. Presumably the pair had a mind to return it to its owner, but simply didn’t know what it was. Dolbier then informed the Staceys of the mill brass’ wearabouts.

 

The Trouble Begins

In December of that same year, the Bishops were brought before the grand jury on suspicion of having stole the mill brass. In court, Thomas Stacey claimed that he had gone to Bridget’s home and confronted the presumed thieves. While there, Bridget supposedly fell to her knees, admitted to the crime, and begged forgiveness. Thomas Stacey claimed Bridget repeated this apology some weeks later at his mill. That was all Justice Stephen Sewall, a nephew of one of the Salem Witch Trials judges Samuel Sewall, needed to hear. He issued an arrest warrant for Bridget Bishop so that a higher authority could try the case.

 

The Trials of Bridget Bishop

In March of 1688, Bridget stood trial before Justice John Hathorne. She claimed Stacey had never been to her house and she’d never confessed. She had seen him at his mill some time later, but claimed she didn’t confess there either. Hathorne and the court decided a full trial was necessary and issued one to begin in nearby Ipswich. Bridget was to be committed to jail pending her hearing. Fortunately, she was bailed out by Edward and a family friend. Her case in Ipswich was forgotten, dropped, or dismissed, we’re not sure which. But it is clear that the Bishops don’t seem to have suffered any punitive harm from the affair. Unfortuantely, this would not be the end of the Stacey and Bishop clash.

In 1690, William Stacey’s daughter Priscella died in infancy. The younger Stacey suspected and was vocal in his suspicion of Bridget Bishop.

The End of the Line for Bridget Bishop

There remains some vagueness about why exactly Bridget Bishop was accused of witchcraft for the final time.

One theory suggests that one of the remaining Oliver children was quite upset about Bridget having inherited their father’s land. And so, through back-channel connections, they ensured that Bridget’s name was on the lips of the accusers. While this certainly sounds plausible, it didn’t actually need to have happened for Bridget to have been accused.

As we’ve covered already, Bridget’s reputation as a thief, harlot, and witch had been established in the region for decades already. And the new accusations, the ones that would lead to The Salem Witch Trials, were also well dug in by the time Bridget Bishop was arrested.

 

 

But they began relatively far away from the Bishops. Bridget’s home was in the heart of the urban Salem Town, while the teenage girls that began the accusations were in the adjacent, rural community of Salem Village. Apart from Alice Parker, there’s no indication that any one of the accusers or victims knew Bridget personally before she was accused. But the likelihood that they had heard of her was remarkably high. She was, unfortunately, among a handful of Salem women whose reputations for darkness had proceeded them for decades.

 

Bridget Bishop’s Arrest

Whatever the case, Bridget Bishop was arrested alongside Mary Warren, Giles Corey, and Abigail Hobbs on April 8th, 1692. She was carted to Salem Village and held in a meeting house overnight. By the time her hearing came the next day, she was entirely astonished, though not surprised I’m sure, by the otherworldly accusations being lobbed against her. Enough “evidence” was found that Bridget was held in captivity and then pushed forward into the actual trials where, again, she knew no one.

Her date in the Court of Oyer and Terminer is one of the most enigmatic in the trials. She held her own, denying claim after claim, dismissing the feverish hysteria around her. She had seen this before and been here before. But she hadn’t been here with these people. Another Salemite’s coat was torn. An accuser seized the opportunity, claiming Bridget’s spirit had ripped it. Bridget denied the claim.

 

 

No Way Out

And then a bit of legal argumentation tripped her up. Confused, Bridget attempted to reorient her defense. But the men trying her were too clever, too educated, and too well-versed on what the watchers in the pews wanted to happen. Bridget chose to preserve her dignity rather than admit she had been beaten. The girls raged in her presence, they shouted accusations. Justice John Hathorne spoke up:

 

John Hathorne:

Do you not see how they are tormented? Why you seem to act witchcraft before us, by the motion of your body, which seems to have influence upon the inflicted.

 

Bridget Bishop:

I am innocent to a witch. I know not what a witch is.

 

John Hathorne:

How do you know then, that you are not a witch?

 

Bridget Bishop:

I do not know what you say.

 

John Hathorne:

How can you know you are no witch, and yet not know what a witch is?

 

It’s here that Bridget has a chance to say she simply misspoke, that she doesn’t understand what he means, to fall to her knees and beg for mercy. It’s here that she might, just might have the slenderest chance to save her life. But no. That’s not who Bridget Bishop was.

 

Bridget Bishop:

I am clear. If I were any such person, you should know it.

 

 

In effect, Bridget basically looked one of the head authorities in The Salem Witch Trials in eye and said plainly, “If I had magical powers, I’d be using them on you right now.” That was all the court needed to hear. After a few final questions, her trial was over. She was returned to the Salem jail.

 

Bridget Bishop’s Death

 

On June 10th, 1692, she was led to the gallows. She was the first to be hanged. Unfortunately in the years since, her legacy as one of the brave few who stood up to the court has been overshadowed by others like Giles Corey and John Proctor. This is largely thanks to her characterization by Arthur Miller in The Crucible and other fiction and film writers. Bridget has been relegated to the ranks of the victims whose names we know, but stories we don’t.

When I look at Bridget Bishop’s life, I see a courageous woman who dared to be herself in a time when such an act opposed the burgeoning, fundamentalist mentality of the Puritan colony. I see someone who didn’t break, even when she was tempted to it. I don’t see a martyr or a perfect victim. But I do see someone worth remembering as more than just a somewhat vaguely familiar name connected to The Salem Witch Trials. Bridget Bishop lived a hard life in hard times and paid the ultimate price for it. But in the end, she had her land, she had her family. Far removed from the country of her birth, she had a chance to make something of her life. And she took it. She remains in my mind one of the most inspiring and fascinating victims in the trials and I very much hope you agree.


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The Clipper Ship Inn

The Clipper Ship Inn

Everything you need to know about the Clipper Ship Inn in a minute-long video! Keep scrolling past the video for a full transcript and much more information about the Clipper Ship Inn.

 

Welcome to the Salem Spotlight, a series in which I tell you everything you need to know about attractions, restaurants, hotels, witch shops, tours, and a bunch of other locations in Salem, Massachusetts. Today we’re having a look at the Clipper Ship Inn. More Info about the Clipper Ship Inn: Staying at The Clipper Ship Inn: There are 60 large, clean and quiet rooms in property. Before making your choice, you should be aware of the prices and amenities of each type of room. Once you book it, this becomes a non-refundable deal. The rates of the rooms range from $105 to $165 (excluding Halloween surges). At this price point, the motel simply cannot be beat so you should hurry up to book your favorite room. As of December, 2019 Standard Room 1 King Bed: $105 Standard Room 2 Queen Beds: $115 Suite 1 King Bed (include refrigerator and microwave): $125 Suite 2 Queen Beds (include refrigerator and microwave): $135 Hours of Operation: You are always welcome to visit the motel, as their reception is open 24/7. Location: The address: 40 Bridge St, Salem, MA 01970 Find way more about all things Salem at https://tosalem.com/ Facebook: facebook.com/tosalemsite Instagram: instagram.com/tosalemsite Twitter: twitter.com/tosalemsite

 

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Welcome to the Salem Spotlight, a series in which I tell you everything you need to know about attractions, restaurants, hotels, witch shops, tours, and a bunch of other locations in Salem, Massachusetts. Today we’re having a look at the Clipper Ship Inn.

 

What’s Inside The Clipper Ship Inn

This motel is exactly the kind of place you’ll remember long after your visit to Salem. Its unique and classic charm is emblematic of the Witch City itself. On the other hand, if you’re looking to enjoy a hotel with a bunch of fancy amenities, this may not be the place for you. However, the Inn does offer you a quaint and clean motel, with a lot of character at a reasonable price. Besides, Clipper Ship Inn is only about a 10 minute walk from Salem, in a wonderful safe location, so you won’t miss out on anything.

You’ll be greeted by a pleasant and helpful staff who will be delighted to help you out with information on the best places to eat and the coolest things to check out in the city.

 

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Staying at The Clipper Ship Inn

There are 60 large, clean and quiet rooms in property. Before making your choice, you should be aware of the prices and amenities of each type of room. Once you book it, this becomes a non-refundable deal.

The rates of the rooms range from $105 to $165 (excluding Halloween surges). At this price point, the motel simply cannot be beat so you should hurry up to book your favorite room.

 

  • As of December, 2019
    • Standard Room 1 King Bed: $105
    • Standard Room 2 Queen Beds: $115
    • Suite 1 King Bed (include refrigerator and microwave): $125
    • Suite 2 Queen Beds (include refrigerator and microwave): $135

 

 

Hours of Operation

You are always welcome to visit the motel, as their reception is open 24/7.

 

Location

The address: 40 Bridge St, Salem, MA 01970

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Wylie Inn and Conference Center

Wylie Inn and Conference Center

Everything you need to know about the Wylie Inn and Conference Center in a minute and a half! Keep scrolling past the video for a full transcript and much more information about Wylie Inn and Conference Center.

 

Welcome to the Salem Spotlight, a series in which I tell you everything you need to know about attractions, restaurants, hotels, witch shops, tours, and a bunch of other locations in Salem, Massachusetts. Today we’re having a look at the Wylie Inn and Conference Center. More Info about Wylie Inn and Conference Center: Staying at the Wylie Inn and Conference Center: The Wylie Inn offers a wide area of staying packages, such as Whale Watch, Brewery, Dinner or Bed and Breakfast. Also, to honor the men and women who serve or served America, the Inn has a package called Salute to the Heroes. The rates of the rooms range from $159 to $199, excluding taxes and fees. This places Wylie on the lower-cost end of the Salem fare. But be aware prices can and do inflate in the Autumn. When booking your room, be sure to check the amenities offered to get the best deal. As of November, 2019: Standard King Rooms: $199 Petite Queen Rooms: $159 Standard Queen Handicap Accessible: $179 Classic 1 Queen Bed: $179 Keep in mind that all prices mentioned before don’t include taxes and fees. Hours of Operation: You are always welcome to visit the hotel, as their reception is open 24/7. Location: The address: 295 Hale St, Beverly, MA 01915 Find way more about all things Salem at https://tosalem.com/ Facebook: facebook.com/tosalemsite Instagram: instagram.com/tosalemsite Twitter: twitter.com/tosalemsite



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Welcome to the Salem Spotlight, a series in which I tell you everything you need to know about attractions, restaurants, hotels, witch shops, tours, and a bunch of other locations in Salem, Massachusetts. Today we’re having a look at the Wylie Inn and Conference Center.


History

Located just 4 miles from downtown Salem, the Wylie Inn is the perfect place to stay if you want to avoid the hustle and bustle of town. Actually, you’ll find multiple buildings on-site, each of them with its own unique history.

The building known as, “The Wylie Inn” was built in 1958 on Endicott College land, intended to be residence hall. Long after, the building was renovated and a new wing added. In fact, the Conference Center, built in 1955, was originally used as the college’s gymnasium.

The Wylie Inn and Conference Center is no stranger to quality. It’s even been accredited by the International Association of Conference Centers.


What’s Inside the Wylie Inn and Conference Center

If you are planning touring the historical side of Salem, but you also want to enjoy a peaceful place to spend the night (especially near Halloween), this Inn is the perfect spot. Close to the city and reasonably priced, Wylie harmoniously combines traditional and modern amenities. On the front lawn, you’ll find a truly monumental fountain that’s super selfie-worthy.

This oceanfront property offers 91 guestrooms which may vary in shape and size, but never in quality. As they were converted from old dorm rooms, they are a bit small, but with a nice decor.

 

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Staying at the Wylie Inn and Conference Center

The Wylie Inn offers a wide area of staying packages, such as Whale Watch, Brewery, Dinner or Bed and Breakfast. Also, to honor the men and women who serve or served America, the Inn has a package called Salute to the Heroes.

The rates of the rooms range from $159 to $199, excluding taxes and fees. This places Wylie on the lower-cost end of the Salem fare. But be aware prices can and do inflate in the Autumn. When booking your room, be sure to check the amenities offered to get the best deal.



  • As of November, 2019
    • Standard King Rooms: $199
    • Petite Queen Rooms: $159
    • Standard Queen Handicap Accessible: $179
    • Classic 1 Queen Bed: $179

Keep in mind that all prices mentioned before don’t include taxes and fees.


Hours of Operation

You are always welcome to visit the hotel, as their reception is open 24/7.


Location

The address: 295 Hale St, Beverly, MA 01915

 

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Fidelia Bridges Guest House

Fidelia Bridges Guest House

 

Everything you need to know about the Fidelia Bridges Guest House in a minute and a half! Keep scrolling past the video for a full transcript and much more information about the Fidelia Bridges Guest House.

 

Welcome to the Salem Spotlight, a series in which I tell you everything you need to know about attractions, restaurants, hotels, witch shops, tours, and a bunch of other locations in Salem, Massachusetts. Today we're having a look at the Fidelia Bridges Guest House. More Info About the Fidelia Bridges Guest House: Staying at the Fidelia Bridges Guest House: The house features three charming guest rooms and one tastefully decorated suite with a small kitchen and parlor. Each room offers you a slice of that oh-so-Salem Federal period with the low ceiling and antique wide pine floors. Additionally, all guests may enjoy the services and amenities offered at the Hawthorne Hotel. If you’re interested in staying at the Fidelia, you should really hurry up to book your favorite room as they fill up quick, especially in the summer and autumn. Book your stay here: https://tosalem.com/fidelia-bridges-g... Location: The address: 98 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970 Find way more about all things Salem at https://tosalem.com/ Facebook: facebook.com/tosalemsite Instagram: instagram.com/tosalemsite Twitter: twitter.com/tosalemsite

 

 



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Welcome to the Salem Spotlight, a series in which I tell you everything you need to know about attractions, restaurants, hotels, witch shops, tours, and a bunch of other locations in Salem, Massachusetts. Today we’re having a look at the Fidelia Bridges Guest House.


History

Dating back to the early 19th century, the house is a fine example of that Federal period architecture. For nearly two hundred years, the building remained a single family residence. In the late 1980s, the dwelling was converted into a guest house under the name of the, “Suzannah Flint House.”

The Hawthorne Hotel purchased the guest house in 2003. Shortly after, they researched the building’s history and discoveredt its famous resident – Fidelia Bridges. In her time, she was one of the country’s leading watercolorists, the hotel’s owners changed the house’s name to the, “Fidelia Bridges Guest House.”


What’s Inside?

Once you enter the building, you will be greeted by the incredibly kind and helpful staff. The atmosphere inside is definitely different than any other hotel or Bed and Breakfast in Salem, but it still evokes the historical feel of the neighborhood.

The guest house is actually behind the Hawthorne Hotel, so it’s within walking distance to all the things you may want to see or do in Salem.

 

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Staying at the Fidelia Bridges Guest House

The house features three charming guest rooms and one tastefully decorated suite with a small kitchen and parlor. Each room offers you a slice of that oh-so-Salem Federal period with the low ceiling and antique wide pine floors. Additionally, all guests may enjoy the services and amenities offered at the Hawthorne Hotel.

If you’re interested in staying at the Fidelia, you should really hurry up to book your favorite room as they fill up quick, especially in the summer and autumn.



Hours of Operation

With the hotel reception open 24/7, you are always welcome to visit the guest house.


Location

The address: 98 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970

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The Salem Inn

The Salem Inn

If you want a slice of this historical city, but also want to spend the night in a peaceful and serene location, you definitely have to check out The Salem Inn. The Inn’s three elegantly restored houses are located in the heart of the city, so you’ll be within walking distance of nearly everything Salem has to offer.

 

More info about the Salem Inn: Staying at The Salem Inn: The Salem Inn offers a nice variety of packages, such as “Family Fun,” “Bewitched in Salem,” “Suite Dreams,” “Salem Sampler.” or “Witch Way to Salem.” The rates of the rooms range from $189 to $455. As is typical in Salem, the closer you are to Halloween, the more expensive it’s going to get. Be aware of the prices and the amenities of each type of room before making your choice. Here are some general prices pulled form November, 2019: Classic Rooms: from $189 to $295 Classic Rooms with Adjacent Bath: from $169 to $270 Deluxe Rooms: from $199 to $295 Whirlpool Suites: from $199 to $325 Family Suites: from $219 to $395 Deluxe Family Suites: from $329 to $455 Deluxe Whirlpool Suites: from $219 to $325 Book your stay with ToSalem.com and support the site! If you’re into eerie sensations be sure that you check out room 17! It’s known as the most haunted place in The Salem Inn. Hours of Operation You are always welcome to visit the hotel, as their reception is open 24/7. Location The address: 7 Summer St, Salem, MA 01970 Find way more about all things Salem at https://tosalem.com/ Facebook: facebook.com/tosalemsite Instagram: instagram.com/tosalemsite Twitter: twitter.com/tosalemsite



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This video is part of the Salem Spotlight series in which I tell you everything you need to know about attractions, restaurants, hotels, witch shops, tours, and a bunch of other locations in Salem, Massachusetts, all in bite-sized videos. Let’s dive deeper into The Salem Inn.


History

Captain Nathaniel West was the first Salem captain to circumnavigate the entire globe. In 1834, he built the West House which reflects the craftsmanship of the Federal period. About 35 years ago, Dick and Diane Pabich bought the house, and converted it into The Salem Inn.

Shortly after, the couple also purchased the Peabody House and the Curwen House. After all the necessary renovations, they managed to expand the Inn to more than 40 rooms. Each is stuffed with historical background and tone. The Pabichs in general have spent tons of time supporting Salem-area real estate development projects in order to help revitalize the community.


What’s Inside The Salem Inn

If you want a slice of this historical city, but also want to spend the night in a peaceful and serene location, you definitely have to check out The Salem Inn. The Inn’s three elegantly restored houses are located in the heart of the city, so you’ll be within walking distance of nearly everything Salem has to offer.

The owners offer a wide variety of unique rooms, from one-bedroom singles to two-bedroom family suites. Also, you can join them for breakfast or even to relax with the “afternoon wine and cheese” option. Actually, the breakfast room is located in the original kitchen of the Captain Nathaniel West House!

My Experience at The Salem Inn

Of all the places I’ve stayed in Salem, Massachusetts, The Salem Inn is my personal favorite. That being said, there are definitely a few things you should know before you book your stay.

The biggest consideration is probably parking. The West House, which is the main building, is fairly limited in terms of on-site parking, while the Curwen and Peabody Houses both feature on-site lots.

I’ve never stayed at the Peabody, but of the two that I have slept at, I prefer The Curwen House. It’s a little bit farther from town (a few blocks away from town, past The Witch House on Essex St.), but it’s such a short walk, I’ll take it anytime. I’ve stayed at The Curwen during both the peak and off-peak seasons and it remains the place I check before any others when I’m visiting town.

The interior of the Curwen is absurdly charming. It shares a common aesthetic with the rest of The Salem Inn. In-room fireplaces, clean and classic design, a general lean toward a more colonial feel – all of these are, in my opinion, perfect set-pieces for your stay in Salem.

In truth, I actually prefer the location of The Curwen as well. It’s just far enough from town that you genuinely feel out of Salem, but just close enough that a quick crepe at Gulu Gulu Cafe is just a few minutes away. The traffic also doesn’t tend to back up that far down Essex and, if you’re crafty, there are ways to avoid having to drive through the busier parts of Essex and Summer Streets entirely when leaving from or arriving to the Curwen.

Honestly, even though I can’t personally vouch for The Peabody, I have no doubt that it’s wonderful as well. So I feel pretty confident in saying that any stay at The Salem Inn is worth the cost (even if it is a peak cost).



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Staying at The Salem Inn

The Salem Inn offers a nice variety of packages. These include: “Family Fun,” “Bewitched in Salem,” “Suite Dreams,” “Salem Sampler.” and “Witch Way to Salem.”

The rates of the rooms range from $189 to $455. As is typical in Salem, the closer you are to Halloween, the more expensive it’s going to get. Be aware of the prices and the amenities of each type of room before making your choice.

 

  • Here are some general prices pulled form November, 2019:
    • Classic Rooms: from $189 to $295
    • Classic Rooms with Adjacent Bath: from $169 to $270
    • Deluxe Rooms: from $199 to $295
    • Whirlpool Suites: from $199 to $325
    • Family Suites: from $219 to $395
    • Deluxe Family Suites: from $329 to $455
    • Deluxe Whirlpool Suites: from $219 to $325

Book your stay with ToSalem.com and support the site!

If you’re into eerie sensations be sure that you check out room 17! It’s the most haunted place in The Salem Inn.

 

Hours of Operation

You are always welcome to visit the hotel, as their reception is open 24/7.

 

Location

The address: 7 Summer St, Salem, MA 01970

 



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The Merchant

The Merchant

 

Everything you need to know about The Merchant in a minute-long video! Keep scrolling past the video for a full transcript and much more information.

 

Everything you need to know about The Merchant in a minute-long video! Keep scrolling past the video for a full transcript and much more information. Welcome to the Salem Spotlight, a series in which I tell you everything you need to know about attractions, restaurants, hotels, witch shops, tours, and a bunch of other locations in Salem, Massachusetts. Today we’re having a look at The Merchant. More info about The Merchant: Touring The Merchant: The hotel’s eleven comfy rooms vary in size and shape, but never in quality. This is perfectly exemplified by the fact that in 1789, president George Washington came to Salem and enjoyed staying the night in this storied establishment. The room he slept in is now called the, “George Washington King Deluxe room,” and the owners are happy to share its history with their guests. Additionally, the building has the spooky reputation of being a quite haunted place, due to the land on which it’s built. Sheriff George Corwin, who interrogated every person suspected of witchcraft in 1692, lived and maintained his jail in this location. It’s said that the spirit of some of the innocent victims still roam the building. Hours of Operation: The Merchant is open 24 hours per day. Book a room above to support the site and get a fantastic rate while you’re at it. Location: Address: 148 Washington St, Salem, MA 01970 Find way more about all things Salem at https://tosalem.com/ Facebook: facebook.com/tosalemsite Instagram: instagram.com/tosalemsite Twitter: twitter.com/tosalemsite




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Welcome to the Salem Spotlight, a series in which I tell you everything you need to know about attractions, restaurants, hotels, witch shops, tours, and a bunch of other locations in Salem, Massachusetts. Today we’re having a look at The Merchant.

 


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History of The Merchant

A well-known sea merchant in his time, Joshua Ward commissioned the construction of a new home in 1784. He acquired his fortune through the import of tea, spices, molasses, and Sumatran pepper which back then was colloquially known as “black gold”. The house he ordered was located on a wharf, so he literally could see his ships entering the harbor from his home.

Nowadays, that home is The Merchant, a luxury accommodation located in the heart of the city. As a matter of fact, the owners honor Ward’s legacy both with the hotel’s name and with the tagline “Rum, pepper, and a little bit of mystery.”

 

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What’s Inside The Merchant?

The stunning Federal-style house was created by Salem’s own Samuel McIntire. Opened in 2015, the exquisite boutique kept the home’s historical treasures, such as McIntire’s staircase and woodwork. Also, in the hotel’s common room you will find the original fireplace.

The owners tried to maintain the building’s historical character but also to bring it a modern flare. Therefore, inside you’ll find a blend of classic and contemporary decor, especially in the guest lounge.



 

Touring The Merchant

The hotel’s eleven comfy rooms vary in size and shape, but never in quality. This is perfectly exemplified by the fact that in 1789, president George Washington came to Salem and enjoyed staying the night in this storied establishment. The room he slept in is now called the, “George Washington King Deluxe room,” and the owners are happy to share its history with their guests.

Additionally, the building has the spooky reputation of being a quite haunted place, due to the land on which it’s built. Sheriff George Corwin, who interrogated every person suspected of witchcraft in 1692, lived and maintained his jail in this location. It’s said that the spirit of some of the innocent victims still roam the building.


 

Hours of Operation

The Merchant is open 24 hours per day. Book a room above to support the site and get a fantastic rate while you’re at it.


 

Location

Address: 148 Washington St, Salem, MA 01970

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Proctor's Ledge Memorial

Proctor's Ledge Memorial

 

Everything you need to know about the Proctor's Ledge Memorial in a minute-long video! Keep scrolling past the video for a full transcript and much more information.

 

 

Welcome to the Salem Spotlight, a series in which I tell you everything you need to know about attractions, restaurants, hotels, witch shops, tours, and a bunch of other locations in Salem, Massachusetts. Today we're having a look at the Proctor's Ledge Memorial.

 

History of the Memorial

The Proctor's Ledge Memorial is a simple monument dedicated to the 19 people who were hanged during the Salem Witch Trials. For centuries, historians believed that the executions of the accused took place at the summit of Gallows Hill. However, seventeenth century Salemites didn't list the exact site of the hangings. So for years, the exact spot where the hangings occurred remained a mystery. In 1921, a local historian - Sidney Perley - determined that the spot of the executions must have near the base of the hill on Proctor's Ledge. So, considering his conclusion, the city purchased a part of the hill and called it "Witch Memorial Land".

 

Proctor's Ledge wasn't officially confirmed as the location of the hangings until January, 2016 when a group of academics made the determination after nearly six years of research. One year later, the city erected the memorial, a full 325 years after the end of the Salem Witch Trials.

 

What Does the Proctor's Ledge Memorial Look Like?

Nineteen engraved stones embedded in a semi-circular granite wall make up the memorial. On each of these stones, you'll find an engraved name and the date of the execution. The memorial doesn't list victim Giles Corey. Unlike the other 19 victims, the Court of Oyer and Terminer pressed Corey to death much closer to the middle of present-day downtown Salem.

 

An oak tree in the center of the memorial reminds visitors of the endurance and dignity of the accused.

 

Touring The Proctor's Ledge Memorial

The place is a beautiful tribute to those who lost their lives during the Salem Witch Trials. As the site of the hangings, the memorial is a must-see in the city. Also, it's the perfect place to pause, reflect and remember. Many visitors to the memorial claim to have felt a real connection with the events of 1692.

 

Hours of Operation

You may visit the memorial everyday, from 8 AM to 8 PM.

 

Location

Address: 7 Pope Street, Salem, MA


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Burying Point Cemetery

Burying Point Cemetery

 

Everything you need to know about the Burying Point Cemetery in a minute-long video! Keep scrolling past the video for a full transcript and much more information.

 

 

Welcome to the Salem Spotlight, a series in which I tell you everything you need to know about attractions, restaurants, hotels, witch shops, tours, and a bunch of other locations in Salem, Massachusetts. Today we're having a look at the Burying Point Cemetery (also known as the Charter Street Cemetery). More Info on The Burying Point Cemetery: Touring the Burying Point Cemetery: To put in plainly, if you’re in Salem, you must see this cemetery. At the entrance of the graveyard, you will find a map of the location. There are also several tour companies that make the cemetery a central stop. Hours of Operation: The cemetery is open everyday from 9 AM to 5 Pm and it’s free to visit. Location: Address: Charter St, Salem, MA 01970 Find way more about all things Salem at https://tosalem.com/ Facebook: facebook.com/tosalemsite Instagram: instagram.com/tosalemsite Twitter: twitter.com/tosalemsite

 

Welcome to the Salem Spotlight, a series in which I tell you everything you need to know about attractions, restaurants, hotels, witch shops, tours, and a bunch of other locations in Salem, Massachusetts. Today we’re having a look at the Burying Point Cemetery (also known as the Charter Street Cemetery).

 

 

 

 

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History of The Burying Point Cemetery

The Old Burying Point (Charter Street) Cemetery is the city’s first graveyard. It opened for business in 1637, just 55 years before the Salem Witch Trials, and is the second oldest cemetery in the country. Additionally, winged “death heads” decorate the graves, which were popular motifs in the 17th century. The symbol represents the ascension into heaven or the flight of the soul. Even after years of tourist bombardment, the old tombstones are mostly intact and supremely carved.

 

 

Who’s Inside The Burying Point Cemetery?

There are about 300 individuals resting in Burying Point Cemetery, including two Witch Trials judges. Unfortunately, none of the accused were interred here. Sadly, most of them weren’t given graves at all. But, just next door you can visit the Salem Witch Trials Memorial, which features the names of each of the hysteria’s twenty victims.

 

One of the principle magistrates of the witchcraft trials, John Hathorne, lies in a grave on the left of the cemetery. Also, in the center of the graveyard, you will find a red sandstone tabletop tomb. There are the remains of another judge from the trials – Bartholomew Gedney.

 

 

Touring the Burying Point Cemetery

To put in plainly, if you’re in Salem, you must see this cemetery. At the entrance of the graveyard, you will find a map of the location. There are also several tour companies that make the cemetery a central stop.

 

 

 

Hours of Operation

The cemetery is open everyday from 9 AM to 5 Pm and it’s free to visit.

 

 

Location

Address: Charter St, Salem, MA 01970

 

 


Crow Haven Corner

Crow Haven Corner

 

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Welcome to the Salem Spotlight, a series in which I tell you everything you need to know about attractions, restaurants, hotels, witch shops, tours, and a bunch of other locations in Salem, Massachusetts. Today we’re having a look at Crow Haven Corner.

 

 

 

 

History of Crow Haven Corner

Laurie Cabot started Salem’s modern witchcraft movement. Following a divorce, she combined resources with a friend and left Boston. In 1970, Cabot opened the first witch shop in the Witch City. Without the need to be more specific (yet), she named the store “The Witch Shoppe”. One year after, Cabot moved the shop to Essex Street and renamed it Crow Haven Corner.

The store is still open in the same location, but it’s no longer owned by any member of the Cabot family. Currently, Lorelei Stathopoulos owns the shop.

 

 

What’s Inside Crow Haven Corner?

When in Salem, you definitely have to make this place a stop. Even if the store isn’t huge, you’ll notice that everywhere you look there’s something fascinating to see. There are herbs, crystals, candles, t-shirts, occult books and so on. If you’re new to magick and witchcraft, you can even find spell kits and potions (for only $19.99). They also have an online shop, on their website.

 

 

Tarot Readings and Divination at Crow Haven Corner

Lorelei is known as Salem’s Famous “Love Clairvoyant.” Not only is she a well-known love reader, she’s also renowned for advise on health and well-being. Lorelei offers phone and in person readings. Every reading should be booked and you may choose from below (prices from December, 2019):

 

  • Thirty minutes consultation ($90);
  • One hour consultation ($150);
  • Phone reading – thirty minutes consultation ($90);
  • Phone reading – one hour consultation ($150);
  • One hour couple’s consultation ($150).

At the end, you will receive a magic mojo bag made by the owner herself.

 

 

Hours of Operation

The store is open daily from 11 AM to 8 PM.

 

 

Location

Address: 125 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970

 


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Howard Street Cemetery

Howard Street Cemetery

 

Everything you need to know about Howard Street Cemetery in a minute and a half! Keep scrolling past the video for a full transcript and much more information.

 

 

Welcome to the Salem Spotlight, a series in which I tell you everything you need to know about attractions, restaurants, hotels, witch shops, tours, and a bunch of other locations in Salem, Massachusetts. Today we’re having a look at the Howard Street Cemetery. More info about Howard Street Cemetery: Touring the Cemetery: The cemetery is definitely a little more out-of-the-way than other prominent ones in Salem. Many of the gravestones are faded, so you can barely read the inscriptions. But there has been a ton of ghost sitings in this place, so if spooky is your things, this is a good place to check out. You can visit it by yourself at any time before dusk or with an organized tour. Hours of Operation: You may visit the cemetery everyday, from dawn till dusk. Address: Howard St, Salem, MA 01970 Find way more about all things Salem at https://tosalem.com/ Facebook: facebook.com/tosalemsite Instagram: instagram.com/tosalemsite Twitter: twitter.com/tosalemsite

 

 

 

Welcome to the Salem Spotlight, a series in which I tell you everything you need to know about attractions, restaurants, hotels, witch shops, tours, and a bunch of other locations in Salem, Massachusetts. Today we’re having a look at the Howard Street Cemetery.

 

 

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History of the Howard Street Cemetery

The cemetery is one of the three significant to the Salem Witch Trials. Even if it doesn’t seem to get the same foot traffic as the Burying Point Cemetery, this graveyard has a much darker history. It was officially established in 1801, and it is located next to the old Salem Jail.

 

 

Who’s Inside the Howard Street Cemetery ?

Nowadays, the cemetery is famous for being the location of the remains of one of the most notable of the accused. Giles Corey refused to plead either guilty or innocent during the Salem Witch Trials in an effort to avoid having his land confiscated by the court. To try and coerce a confession, the court punished Corey by crushing him with heavy stones. He refused all the way to his last breath. Giles Corey’s remains rest beneath an unmarked grave in the Howard Street Cemetery to this day.

As Corey was dying, he reportedly placed a curse on Salem, so it’s believed that the cemetery is haunted by his ghost.

 

 

Touring the Cemetery

The cemetery is definitely a little more out-of-the-way than other prominent ones in Salem. Many of the gravestones are faded, so you can barely read the inscriptions.

But there has been a ton of ghost sitings in this place, so if spooky is your things, this is a good place to check out. You can visit it by yourself at any time before dusk or with an organized tour.

 

 

Hours of Operation

You may visit the cemetery everyday, from dawn till dusk.

 

 

Location

Address: Howard St, Salem, MA 01970