Halloween in Salem, MA

This is another oldie but a goodie.

A few years back, Laura and I visited Salem, MA on Halloween. Back when I was going to Binghamton University for college, a friend of mine asked if I wanted to go up there to hang out. I declined because I needed to study. Not really, but I still said no. I thought I had passed up on a good opportunity, so I decided to accompany Laura on this trip.

I think the most vivid memory I have of the trip is the leaves in Salem Common. They were all yellow. I stood there looking at them and told myself to remember the moment…and to also remember that Sugar Maples still hold their leaves past the end of October.

It was a good trip. Halloween in Salem can really be a blast if you plan it out correctly. We just went up to see what the scene was like, but one day I am going to bring Laura back for the Halloween Ball at the Hawthorne Hotel. She has always wanted to do that, but somehow I usually fail at doing these things. One day I will get it right, I promise.

I thought I would share a few photos from the trip. It was a nice clear weekend, so they came out pretty well…

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This is a photo of the Friendship, a reconstruction of a 171-foot three-masted Salem East Indiaman.

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The photo above is a photo of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Birthplace. This is located near the House of the Seven Gables, which is a real tourist attraction in town. The houses hold a lot of history.

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There sure is a large crowd that visits Salem, MA on Halloween. Many people are dressed in costume.

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Heading out on the Derby Wharf towards the Derby Wharf Lighthouse, looking back at Salem. If we kept on walking…or swimming, we would end up in Marblehead, MA.

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So, here is the Derby Wharf Lighthouse.

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These are some pretty classic shots of things you will see on the Salem, MA walking tour. There is a red line painted on the ground, so you won’t get lost.

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Ahh, one of the most famous places you can visit in Salem…the Salem Witch Museum. This is a must see if you are in town.

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And last but not least, the Bunghole. This is just a small liquor store in town. There is an interesting history that can be read on their webiste.

Well, I hope you enjoyed my own little tour of Salem, MA!!!

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Comments

  1. Adena says:

    Could I repost your picture of the witch on my website, tripwolf.com – we are featuring a Halloween Story!

    Thank you -

    Adena/tripwolf

  2. Jay McDonald says:

    Looking forward to visit in October 2011.