Which Salem Walking Tour Should I Take?

April 9, 2021

One of the best ways to see Salem, Massachusetts and learn about local history is on foot with a guided walking tour around town. Salem…

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Virtual Lecture with Marilynne Roach

February 17, 2021

What happened to the individuals once they were executed in 1692? This is a mystery that has haunted historians for centuries. Nineteenth-century historian Charles Upham…

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Experience 17th Century Salem, Massachusetts In-Person or Virtually

March 16, 2021

When people consider 17th century Salem, Massachusetts, they often think of the infamous Salem Witch Trials, and with the exhibition at the Peabody Essex Museum,…

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Race and the Salem Witch Trials

February 17, 2021

Many are already aware one of the first people to be accused of witchcraft in 1692 was a woman of color, a slave named Tituba…

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“The Devil of Great Island” Witchcraft and Conflict in Early New England with Prof. Emerson Baker

January 21, 2021

Emerson Baker shows how witchcraft hysteria overtook one town and spawned copycat incidents in Maine and Connecticut, prefiguring the horrors of Salem. In the process,…

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Three Salem Women: The Stories of Alice Parker, Ann Pudeator and Bridget Bishop

January 8, 2020

by Rachel Christ and Jill Christianson, Salem Witch Museum Establishing the details of women’s lives in early America can present massive challenges for historians. Consider…

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5 Green Spaces to Explore in Salem, Massachusetts

June 28, 2019

Get outside at one of the many green spaces around downtown Salem. Pack a picnic lunch, go for a walk or run along the waterfront,…

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40th Anniversary of the Witch Dungeon Museum

March 22, 2019

The Witch Dungeon Museum is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2019! The museum has been sharing its award-winning live reenactment and tours of the recreated…

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Salem Witch Trials FAQs

October 11, 2017

Q: Did the Salem Witch Trials happen in modern-day Salem or Danvers? A: The Witchcraft Hysteria of 1692 happened throughout the region, with accused and…

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A Day in Salem for $50 or Less

August 17, 2017

A day-trip to Salem doesn’t have to break the bank. From free events and tours to reasonably priced attractions and restaurants, there is so much…

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The History Buff’s Guide to Salem, Massachusetts

August 11, 2017

Salem, Massachusetts is a history lover’s paradise. With colonial and maritime history, and the history of the Salem Witch Trials, along with spectacular architecture dating…

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Remarkable Women of Salem

March 24, 2017

Plenty of remarkable women have contributed to Salem’s history over the years.  This year, 2021, we live in a Salem that has a woman at…

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City of Salem Announces Plans for Memorial at Proctor’s Ledge

February 4, 2017

Last year a team of local scholars and researchers were able to confirm the location where the innocent victims of the Salem Witch Trials of…

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Salem MA Witchcraft in Salem Village
July 19, 1692

July 19, 2016

The Salem Witch Trials of 1692 occurred in such a short amount of time, this being one of the reasons why they are so horrifically…

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Bridget Bishop, Hanged, June 10, 1692

June 10, 2016

Hysteria, wrongly accused for a crime you didn’t commit, tried, and hanged; try and picture what life was like in Salem Village, 1692.  The people…

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Spotlight on the Salem Witch Trials

June 4, 2016

We commemorated the anniversary of the hanging of Bridget Bishop, the first victim of the Salem Witch Trials, on June 10.  The Witch House hosted…

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