"Where the Witch Trials REALLY Happened" Danvers by Fewf

Danvers Travel Guide: 10 reviews and 29 photos

Most residents of Danvers don't even realize that it was formerly (until 1752) called Salem Village, and that this is where the Salem Witch Trials actually happened! There are plenty of places where you can read about the history of the witch trials, so I'll spare you here--but I've hardly ever seen anything that mentions where to actually find any of the places where it happened, so my initial tips for Danvers will concentrate on that.

Huge thanks to Bubba Riley and Jonathan, who once pointed these places out to me.

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  • Apr 4, 2009 at 6:43 PM

    In 1692, my great, great..... great grandfather, Daniel Eliot, gave testimony in Ingersoll's Ordinary in defense of Elizabeth Proctor who was accused of witchcraft.

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    May 3, 2007 at 4:35 PM

    Thank you so much. I never knew all of this and it's fascinating to me. I've been to Salem many times and wondered where the homes were of the people involved in the trials. Now I have a new day trip to make to Danvers.

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