Hear Their Story & Walk Their Land
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Start at the Salem Witch Museum (1hour 15 minutes) where you'll receive an overview of the events that took place during the Witch Trials of 1692, and dispel the myths surrounding the word witch in the museum's exhibit, Witches: Evolving Perception. Learn about witch-hunts that have taken place from 1692 to the present.
Next visit the Salem Witch Dungeon (45 minutes) where your group will see a live performance of the Sarah Good Trial, or (in season) Cry Innocent, The people versus Bridget Bishop (1 hour); where your group can participate in a cross examination of Bridget Bishop, the first “witch” hanged on Gallows Hill.
Stop at the Salem Witch Trial Memorial (15 minutes), dedicated by Ellie Weisel in 1992.
There are plenty of restaurants in Salem that can accommodate groups. Download a list that previous Salem Witch Museum group visitors have enjoyed.
Next you can visit the Salem Witch House (30 minutes), home of magistrate Judge Jonathan Corwin or the Rebecca Nurse Homestead (1 hour 15 minutes). Rebecca Nurse was one of victims accused of practicing witchcraft and hanged. The Rebecca Nurse Homestead is a twenty minute drive away in Danvers, MA – formally Salem Village). The Homestead was used in the PBS special, Three Sovereigns for Sarah. You can also visit the archeological dig of the Parris Foundation (15 minutes) in Danvers which is a short walk away from the Danvers Witch Trial Memorial (10 minutes).
Finish off with a make your own Ice Cream at Putnam Pantry in Danvers (Route 1).
Enter your photo for a chance to win the 2013 Salem Witch Trials Calendar.
Send us your picture taken in front of our sign for our website upgrade, and you could win a calendar. Three people will win the prize, but we'd like to use all good photos. There's plenty of time left in 2013 to learn the details of this still-fascinating time in our history.
Send .jpg image files to StacyT@salemwitchmuseum.com Good luck!
Among the more common questions we're asked is, "What is spectral evidence and what role did it play in the Salem Witch Trials?"