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cardswinagain
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Member since Jun 2013
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Anyone ever been to Salem, MA?
Thinking about planning a trip in the future and wondering if anyone had ever been. Interested in the Witch Trials and all the history involved in it. Have seen a lot of documentaries on YouTube and it really looks fascinating


Bigfishchoupique
Member since Jul 2017
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re: Anyone ever been to Salem, MA?
They be witch hunt since day one. They had to fight acquisition after acquisition.
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ForeverLSU02
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re: Anyone ever been to Salem, MA?
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Anyone ever been to Salem, MA?
Some friends of mine went camping in the woods up there about 20 years ago. No one has heard from them since.


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soccerfüt
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re: Anyone ever been to Salem, MA?
Gosh, if only there were a Travel Board here!

This is just the kind of question a smart person would post there.


vilma4prez
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Member since Jan 2009
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re: Anyone ever been to Salem, MA?
Drove through for a day visit.
Cute little town, a few cool tours, but that's it.
I recommend starting there and driving up the coast seeing all the lighthouses and coastal towns.

Eat in Portland Maine


sloponmyZZtop
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re: Anyone ever been to Salem, MA?
Went to Boston for almost 2 weeks and took a rental to Salem for a quick trip. Didn’t do any tours or anything but stopped at several old gravesites and saw some cool markers. Some had dates, some were just old rocks with no etching


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cardswinagain
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re: Anyone ever been to Salem, MA?
Completely forgot about the Travel board. You are right


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cardswinagain
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re: Anyone ever been to Salem, MA?
Sounds good. Thanks for the info


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jbgleason
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re: Anyone ever been to Salem, MA?
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Witch Trials


Read that there were only a few trials and executions. They just blew up the legend years later for tourism purposes. Seems like it’s still working.

ETA. Looked it up. 19 people hanged over two years. Not that many but would suck if you were one of the 19 I guess.
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terd ferguson
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re: Anyone ever been to Salem, MA?
I went there for Halloween one year drunk and dressed up like a homicidal clown. All I really remember is a wooden ship.


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saint tiger225
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re: Anyone ever been to Salem, MA?
Nope, no one ever.


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KillTheGophers
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re: Anyone ever been to Salem, MA?
Tourist trap

Go in October if u must go


soccerfüt
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re: Anyone ever been to Salem, MA?
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I went there for Halloween one year drunk and dressed up like a homicidal clown. All I really remember is a wooden ship.
IRL contact with Owlie is probably best forgotten.


HoustonGumbeauxGuy
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re: Anyone ever been to Salem, MA?
Travel Board, sonny

This has been discussed several times there



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tLSU
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re: Anyone ever been to Salem, MA?
Yea I agree. I went later one day planning to walk around and see some of the sights in the evening. Then I got there and realized everything closed at 4pm and it was basically a bunch of fake witch shops and ghost tours.


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The Egg
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re: Anyone ever been to Salem, MA?
yes, Stefano Dimera is the kingpin of Salem so you better watch whether you do


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TigerMuskyFanMinneso
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Member since Sep 2019
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re: Anyone ever been to Salem, MA?
I went to college in Boston (Cambridge actually) - I was in Salem several times as our fraternity would go up there every Halloween and "Borrow" one of their kettles to use to serve Halloween Brew at our party.....do go.....but also travel the freedom trail in Boston and look around there.....visit old graveyards in the area ....get in touch with our country's roots!!

Also I highly recommend the book "Roger Williams and the Creation of the American Soul"{ - it has a chapter that describes the withc trials and how Roger was thrown out of town in the dead of winter......enjoy your travel



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RummelTiger
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re: Anyone ever been to Salem, MA?
Yes, but it’s a day trip...not a full trip, trip.


Dam Guide
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re: Anyone ever been to Salem, MA?
Salem sucks, they don't seem to care too much about the history of the witch trials. It seems to be more of the tourists or transplants that come in to make money off it.

I wouldn't waste more than a half day at best on it.


nicholastiger
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Baton Rouge
Member since Jan 2004
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re: Anyone ever been to Salem, MA?
Half day at most is all you need in Salem.
It's decorated like Halloween in the summer, it's neat to see.

Like other poster said, hit the coastal towns up to Maine.
You can start with Marblehead, Gloucester, and Rockport all right by Salem.

Head up to Porstmouth New Hampshire and in to York, Ogunquit and Kennebunkport Maine for a nice day trip.


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