|House of the 7 Gables|
|Rob and Tom outside the House of 7 Gables|
|Model of the House|
Was there a ghost in it? Of course! This house is over 350 years old. Someone had to be attached to it. The original section of the house was built in 1648. What did the ghost tell me? The ghost told me that they died of a fever, and made me physically feel chills in my head. As we went through the house, we learned that there was an outbreak of fever in the late 1600s that killed a lot of people in the colony.. interesting.
|Tom at Hawthorne's birthplace|
|Hawthorne's birth home|
- The Witch Museum was great, too. It showed how young girls created the false hysteria that led to 25 deaths and imprisonment of 150 people.
The museum also had displays about modern day witch hunts like McCarthyism in the 1950s (the communist scare); the AIDS epidemic blamed on gay people; and several others. The place has such an amazing history. (Website: http://www.salemwitchmuseum.com/)
There were NO witches then, it was all hysteria... it's a great lesson in history and everyone should visit!
|Rob and Tom outside the Witch Museum|
|Downtown Salem main street|