5th Annual Trip to Salem

A Trip to Salem is my favorite thing to do!
Let me be your tour guide..........

This year we will be starting out with a tour at the Rebecca Nurse Homestead which is in Danvers Mass (right next to Salem) which was originally Salem Town.............

The home is an original salt box, and shows what it was like in the 1600's- it is also a replica of the Salem Village Meeting House where the accused witches were examined, and also has a family cemetary where Rebecca is buried.

You can check out their website at:

http://032eefa.netsolhost.com/rnh/about-us/

Read about her story at:

http://books.google.com/books?id=TAh75dcPwgwC&pg=PA122&lpg=PA122&dq=rebecca+nurse+homestead+haunted&source=bl&ots=ruakWkSbsf&sig=PYT_S1cSspVcuck3FvOZRwWF-ys&hl=en&sa=X&ei=-mA6UabgLvS10QGV0YCwDg&ved=0CE4Q6AEwBjgK#v=onepage&q&f=false

It is said that it is haunted, however the people who operate the place do not want to hear talk about ghosts...

Later, we will be going to the REAL Gallows Hill- It is NOT where they say it is...

We will go there briefly to climb the small hill and take pictures....

The story of how Rebecca son snuck there in the night and took her body will be told.....

For those who have NOT been to the Witch Dungeons, another group can meet there.

 You can check out the link for the witch dungeons at:

http://cc.msnscache.c...

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We will then be having lunch, at my favorite Salem Restaurant, Victoria Station, which is on the wharf, and specializes in Prime Rib and Sea Food and has the best prime rib sandwiches and chocolate mousse that I have ever tasted! They have a wide variety of selections on their menu which you can check out at:
http://cc.msnscache.c...

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After lunch we will head over to the Burying Point Cemetary, which is the oldest burying ground in Salem and the Witch Trials Memorials where people can leave a gift or offering.

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We will then do some "witchy" shopping on the wharf at the following stores:

Salem's Tourist Shop at:

http://cc.msnscache.c...

A great shop to stock up on reasonably priced herbs at:

http://localsearch.li...
%2c+MA&s_cid=ansPhBkYp02

The pagan singer Gypsy's Shop- Nu Aeon at:

http://cc.msnscache.c...
VRE2

Then to the famous Pyramid Books:

http://cc.msnscache.c...
VRE3

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Then we will go to best candy store in New England, Ye Olde Pepper Companie down the street near the House of Seven Gables for homemade chocolates and candy- You can check out that link at:

http://cc.msnscache.c...

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Then we will head down to the mall, and visit some more interesting shops, including:

Laurie Cabot's first shop, now owned by her adopted daughter- Crow Haven Corner-
Check out the link at:

http://cc.msnscache.c...

One of my favorites,
The Broom Closet:

http://www.broomclose...

The Angel Shop:

http://www.angelicaof...

and a variety of other stores in the mall, including other places with witchy stuff, medieval clothing stores, Witchy T-shirt places, and places where you can have your pictures taken.

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Later if people want to stick around, we can go over the the original Gallows Hill where the accused were hung.

Bring lots of money to spend, and expect to have a great time! :)

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Great time with great folks in my favorite town. Looking forward to next month's Samhain meetup.

    September 29, 2013

  • Dana

    Diana, I have to apologize profusely... with events of crazy traffic getting from Danvers to Salem, stopping at gallows hill, and then adventures in parking at the wharf, I completely spaced on putting another message up on here for you. I'm so sorry. :( I hope you can make it to another meetup soon!

    September 29, 2013

  • Tala

    What an awesome day!!!! I had so much fun, and as usual spent way too much money!! It was a perfect day, and an awesome group of people showed up. The Rebecca Nurse house was VERY interesting (esp to me, as she is one of my ancestors) Then we went to the REAL Gallows Hill, and went to the top, not what you would expect, but you definately COULD feel something up there....Went to Victoria Station- had a terrible waiter (well you cant have everything!) Went to some shops on the Wharf, to Ye Olde Pepper company (best chocolates you will every taste!) and then shopping down to the mall....We must have had fun, most of us left around 8:00 pm!!!

    September 28, 2013

  • Diana

    Thank you!

    My cell is[masked]

    September 28, 2013

  • Dana

    You just have to pay ($7) and you can meet us inside. :)

    September 28, 2013

  • Dana

    Crystal... We are about to start the tour at nurse house... The woman at the front taking money is expecting you to join us at some point. :). See you soon!

    September 28, 2013

  • Dana

    Hi Diana... We are at Rebecca Nurse house right now... I'll post when we are in Salem at the restaurant later.

    September 28, 2013

  • Diana

    Hi all - I RSVPd "no" due to a morning at work but I was able to get out early.

    Is it possible to meet you all in Salem???

    September 28, 2013

  • Crystal c.

    Running late lol. What else is new

    September 28, 2013

  • Hj D.

    I can drive probably 2 ppl if needed....maybe 3

    August 5, 2013

  • sari j.

    two reasons 1. no money and 2. no transportation even though I would have to decline for those two reasons. thanks Sari

    July 18, 2013

  • Chris

    Just noticed the change of date from Nov to Sept. Will be on vacation, so I'll have to pass :(

    July 12, 2013

  • Diana

    Hi, I'm Diana.

    July 11, 2013

  • Pete

    sorry... due to the date change, i have CT Renaissance Faire im vending at that weekend

    July 2, 2013

  • Susan "Suki" M.

    As long as someone else can drive. I always get lost out thete.

    April 15, 2013

  • Cara

    if I can get coverage at the store I'd like to come! I've never actually been to Salem Ma...isn't that odd?

    March 25, 2013

  • Nadine W.

    i really wish i could attend some of these out of town meetups, but i don't drive right now.

    March 11, 2013

  • sari j.

    if i find a ride before then I'll go I should have some time to find a ride

    March 9, 2013

  • Susan "Suki" M.

    As long as someone else can drive. I always get lost out thete.

    March 8, 2013

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