"Witch Way do You Go" Top 5 Page for this destination Salem by BruceDunning
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Besides its reknowned fame as being a place to eliminate witches (only 16 were killed) it was a critical seaport for goods shipment. That lasted until about 1830-40's, and then that wained. The town was founded in 1630, the oldest in the area when Puritans tried to get out of the reach of King James I in England.
This depicts the popularity of witches and the history to present. There are museums, haunted houses and tours that can be taken. The witch hunt was only lasting a little time, and during then 16 women were killed. The tradition of the times was for people to believe in witch phenomomon and the ones tried were not doing their job, or were suspect of too much chacanery. They have a 3 week event drawing 150,00 people to to town to see the haunt.
Parks Service has control of the wharf and Freedom ship and some houses. The tour is worth the trip. They got control of the whole area in 1938 and renovated much of the houses.
- Pros:The history of the shipping and commerce was good
- Cons:The witch thing is too much and overplayed
- In a nutshell:Trying to draw tourists, they played on sessationilism
This is a house from 1760. It was home to Nathaniel Bowditch, a navigator who remapped a lot of the water of the world.... more travel advice
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