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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

 


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1692 Salem Jail

1692 Salem Jail

 

Everything you need to know about the Salem Jail of 1692 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 jail used to house the accused during the Salem Witch Trials in 1692.

 

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History of the Salem Jail

The accused in Salem were actually held in four separate jails, but this one, built in 1684, hosted the majority of them. To call the building's conditions inhumane would be an understatement. The lower level dungeon was even used to torture the accused as they awaited trial.

This jail was abandoned after a new one was built and, after that, in 1863, Abner Cheney Goodall used the old jail's timbers to construct a residence. In the 1930s, the family recreated the jail and opened one of the very first witch city attractions in Salem.

Shortly after, in 1956, the New England Telephone Company destroyed that building to construct their new headquarters. So unfortunately, the jail structure no longer exists, but there is a bronze plaque displayed at the Federal Street location where it once stood.

 

Connection to the Witch Trials

The jail is well-known due to its connection to the Witch Trials. The jail was dirty, dark and dismal. Quarters were absurdly tight, illness was everywhere, and some of the accounts of the time spent in the jail are absolutely horrifying.

It was also from this Salem Jail that Giles Corey was taken to an open field and pressed to death. It was here that Margaret Jacobs accused several others of witchcraft, including her grandfather. And this is, honestly, just a slice of the horrors that occurred within these dank, ugly walls. So perhaps it's not such a bad thing that the building is gone?

 

Location

The site of the Salem Jail is right in the middle of downtown at 4 Federal Street, Salem, MA. Again, only a plaque remains to commemorate the site. But you can see an original timber used in the construction at the Witch Dungeon Museum.