Halloween in Salem, MA

Filed in Travel & Destinations by on May 26, 2007 0 Comments

This is another oldie but a goodie.

A few years back, Laura and I visited Salem, MA on Halloween. Back when I was going to Binghamton University for college, a friend of mine asked if I wanted to go up there to hang out. I declined because I needed to study. Not really, but I still said no. I thought I had passed up on a good opportunity, so I decided to accompany Laura on this trip.

I think the most vivid memory I have of the trip is the leaves in Salem Common. They were all yellow. I stood there looking at them and told myself to remember the moment…and to also remember that Sugar Maples still hold their leaves past the end of October.

It was a good trip. Halloween in Salem can really be a blast if you plan it out correctly. We just went up to see what the scene was like, but one day I am going to bring Laura back for the Halloween Ball at the Hawthorne Hotel. She has always wanted to do that, but somehow I usually fail at doing these things. One day I will get it right, I promise.

I thought I would share a few photos from the trip. It was a nice clear weekend, so they came out pretty well…


This is a photo of the Friendship, a reconstruction of a 171-foot three-masted Salem East Indiaman.


The photo above is a photo of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Birthplace. This is located near the House of the Seven Gables, which is a real tourist attraction in town. The houses hold a lot of history.


There sure is a large crowd that visits Salem, MA on Halloween. Many people are dressed in costume.


Heading out on the Derby Wharf towards the Derby Wharf Lighthouse, looking back at Salem. If we kept on walking…or swimming, we would end up in Marblehead, MA.


So, here is the Derby Wharf Lighthouse.



These are some pretty classic shots of things you will see on the Salem, MA walking tour. There is a red line painted on the ground, so you won’t get lost.


Ahh, one of the most famous places you can visit in Salem…the Salem Witch Museum. This is a must see if you are in town.


And last but not least, the Bunghole. This is just a small liquor store in town. There is an interesting history that can be read on their webiste.

Well, I hope you enjoyed my own little tour of Salem, MA!!!

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