Roger Conant statue in Salem
Your Spooky Guide For A Fall Trip To Salem Massachusetts
Salem is truly a historic city steeped in famously tragic history. In 1692, 25 innocent people lost their lives senselessly during the Salem Witch Trials.
Spooky Accommodations
For a chance of a supernatural experience, consider staying at The Hawthorne Hotel, which was built on the apple orchard of Bridget Bishop, the first woman hanged for witchcraft.
The Merchant was built on the land of George Corwin, the sadistic sheriff in the witch trials and who tortured Giles Corey. Both Corwin and Corey are said to haunt the hotel.
It's not uncommon to see visitors dressed up as the Sanderson sisters or other witches any time of year in Salem, and you are encouraged to join in on the fun.
Bewitching Garb
If you want to fully transform into your inner witch, Witch Pix costume studio has you covered with hundreds of bewitching outfits and three set designs for epic photos.
Salem has fantastic eateries, like Witch's Brew Cafe, which is close to the House of the Seven Gables, and the Howling Wolf's Taqueria near amazing street art.
Conjure Up Some Grub
The Witchcraft Victims' Memorial and the Old Burying Point Cemetery are beside one another behind the Peabody Essex Museum and teach what happened in Salem.
Pay Your Respects
Honoring those who lost their lives is essential for the whole Salem experience, and the individuals deserve to be immortalized in such a way by those who come to their city.
Apothecary-style shops like Artemisia Botanicals are common, where you can pick up pre-made spells and ingredients to make your own.
Restock Your Cabinet
The Coven's Cottage is a witch's one-stop shop with herbs, crystals, spellwork tools, oils, soaps, magical decor, and a spell book or tome hidden in the clutter.