Salem, Mass Part 1

IMG_7175.JPGYes, I know it is December and the holiday season is in full swing. But, I did mention I would write about my recent travels to both Salem, MA and Sleepy Hollow, NY. So, with that being said I am starting off December with the first post being on Salem. I was only there for one day, but I am going to do two posts on a trip to legendary village.

IMG_7165.JPGAt the beginning of the day my sister and I found ourselves having breakfast in a small cafe down the street from the Samantha Stephens statue. I was lucky to get a quick photo before a crowd swarmed in. After we had breakfast there were people who were posing next to the statue and smiling.

IMG_7169After, we made our way down the street to the Witch House. No, this is not a house about witchcraft and wizardry. This is the house where one of the judges Jonathan Corwin lived. An original judge from the Salem Witch Trials is the only building with a direct ties to them. We didn’t go inside as the line was long.

IMG_7185.JPGHowever, the next place we went to had a tie to witchcraft and wizardry. Well, movie witchcraft and wizardry. The Ropes Mansion is where they filmed the outside for Allison’s house in the hit film Hocus Pocus. There was a garden in the back that we took time to explore. In front of the house there were fans of the film, like myself, who were quoting the film.

Afterwards, we went to the House of the Seven Gables… To Be Continued.