9) Salem, Massachusetts
In the small New England town of Salem, between February 1692 and May 1693 the Salem witch trials were a series of hearings and prosecutions of people accused of witchcraft in colonial Massachusetts. The trials resulted in the executions of twenty people, fourteen of them women. All but one by hanging. Bewitched After Dark walking tours will take you through Salem’s must see haunted historic places and give you a unique insight into the hysteria that petrified Salem residents in the late 1600’s. You’ll learn what witchcraft is and isn’t, and witness accurate reenactments of the witch trials at the Salem Witch Museum. If there is any place in America that has restless and dark spirits, it’s Salem. If you want to understand what witchcraft really is; however, you may be lucky enough to meet Laurie Cabot, Salem’s “Official Witch.”
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