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Old 06-22-2009, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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I know most of you on this forum probably remember going on some sort of field trip while in jr high/high school to Salem for all the Witch trial tours. Have any of you been in your adult life? I will be coming up for a visit (from NC) around Labor Day and would like to experience all that Salem has to offer, again.

For those of you that have gone since you were a kid, Where did you go? What did you do? What are some points of interest? Any website suggestions that you know of that would have information on tours --self guided or lead. I'm looking to do this the cheapest way possible, so all you crafty people, please speak up!
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Old 06-22-2009, 05:45 PM
 
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Whenever I take anyone there, it's usually Salem Witch Museum to give a refresher course on the history of the witch trials. House of the Seven Gables for a literary jaunt and Ye Olde Pepper Company for what else...candy. Stop into the visitor's center of the Salem Maritime historic site. Lunch at Pickering Wharf. I've never made it there but want to get to the Peabody Essex Museum. We've usually been so busy taking in the sites of the historic district that we never seem to give ourselves enough time to go there.

Enjoy!
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Old 06-24-2009, 08:30 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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Remember that place where you go and there's a giant room with the various manikins set up in scenes re-creating the witch trials all around the edges of the room? And the recorded voice of the guy that explains each tableau ("Giles Cory had rocks piled upon him...")?

That's still there! I went a few years ago. Totally cheesy, but still fun. I took my husband, who'd never been, and he had a blast.

The Peobody Essex Museum is great, too.
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Old 06-24-2009, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Raleigh
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Remember that place where you go and there's a giant room with the various manikins set up in scenes re-creating the witch trials all around the edges of the room? And the recorded voice of the guy that explains each tableau ("Giles Cory had rocks piled upon him...")?
Do you know what place this is?
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Old 06-24-2009, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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It's the Witch Museum: The Salem Witch Museum - Salem, Massachusetts. It IS pretty cheesy.
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