Vacation Day 3: Witch House, 7 Gables, Nathanial Hawthorne

by Felecia Eby May. 17, 2013 7301 views

It was so great to see all these places. I loved them all and truly couldn't pick a favorite.

If I had my way, I think I'd move there immediately, if only I could take my wonderful job and my great bosses with me.

We visited the Witch House which was owned by Judge Jonathon Corwin who was called upon to investigate the claims of witchcraft in Salem and neighboring communities.Corwin one of the council who sent nineteen accused witches to the gallows. All nineteen refused to admit to witchcraft and maintained their innocence.

This house was also the home of the Sanderson Sisters (Winnie, Mary and Sarah) in the movie “Hocus Pocus.”

There were a lot of cool things inside. I loved this chair. Anyone know where I can get one?

Then we stopped at the Old Burial Hill in Marblehead.

House of the 7 Gables. It was super cool and great to see and learn the history of, but they were kind of jerks about photos. I mean, the reason they gave is that some of the items inside are owned by locals, blah, blah, blah. The secret staircase is clearly not owned by anyone, but I couldn't take a photo of it. Some museums are so much more photography friendly than others.

Nathaniel Hawthorne's house. He was actually born Nathaniel Hathorne (no “w”) but when he learned that one of his ancestors was John Hathorne, one of the judges who took part in the Salem Witch Trials, he added the “w”

Just a cool door.

Ye Olde Pepper Company Candy company. The oldest candy company in America.

Yes, we bought candy!!!

We got some of these. Wish I could find them. lol

Then we ate at the Great Escape restaurant- it used to be the Salem jail.
I had the most amazing cocktail there. A razzlemoncello. Mmmmm

Cool chandelier.

My nummy drink.

Prosciutto wrapped asparagus. Yum.

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Tomie Poodle 8 years, 3 months ago

Fab set Felicia!

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Lukesmom 8 years, 3 months ago

LOVE that shot of the graveyard!! Great composition and color!!

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Sandra Vermeulen 8 years, 3 months ago

This house is definitely on my list of places I will never be able visit and what will regret me for the rest of my life. ;^)

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Derek 8 years, 3 months ago

Very nice set!!

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Christa 8 years, 3 months ago

It look that you had THE holidays of your life!!

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Marilyn Grimble 8 years, 3 months ago

Incredible ... Love this series. You have a great knack with your journalist skills as well as your photography.

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Moira 8 years, 3 months ago

Great set .
In 12 aren't the white tulip shapes although losing petals full of pretty shapes.

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Pete 8 years, 3 months ago

thanks for sharing

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Sara G 8 years, 3 months ago

Oh, btw, that chair looks like those in a court house to me..character!

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Sara G 8 years, 3 months ago

Very interesting! It looks like a fabulous witch house..I would love to go there too..great story and shots :-)

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Marsha 8 years, 3 months ago

What awesome sights you saw....these photos are all so, so interesting!!! Love how you provide us with info, too....never dreamed there is so much to see and do in this area. Fantastic collection, (((((Feebs))))!!! Hope there are lots more days to come :))

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Walter 8 years, 3 months ago

Some have fun with insects, others with witch houses... :-)

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Antonio Gil 8 years, 3 months ago

Thank you so much for this historical tour, your explanation and great pictures.

8 years, 3 months ago Edited
Evalizette Hansson Nordstrã¶M 8 years, 3 months ago

It looks amazing!! I love those pictures Felecia! :))
I hope I one day can travel to :)

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Helen Hooker 8 years, 3 months ago

It looks like you've been having a fabulous time. Love some of the great details you found in the museum, despite the efforts of the owners!!

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Josy 8 years, 3 months ago

What nice set Felecia ! This stroll in Salem in your company pleases me.
This city is world-famous and it represents for me the obscurantism of this period

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Roxanne 8 years, 3 months ago

wow that's awesome. i am not sure i could comfortably visit Salem. kinda creepy & amazing all at once. looks like an awesome trip!

8 years, 3 months ago Edited
Darlene Foster 8 years, 3 months ago

Love these historic places! Thanks for sharing!

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Lisa Charbonneau 8 years, 3 months ago

Amazing set, Thanks for sharing with us.

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Yves Monast 8 years, 3 months ago

looks like your having a wonderful vacation cool house and that candy store is amazing ...........

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