Salem goes all out for the Halloween/Samhain season, and I'd been wanting to check it out for ages. Sheila & I decided to go up there and we could not have asked for a better day! Parked at the downtown garage and headed out on foot. It was a little chilly but I'm glad I wore shorts anyway. These next few posts will be in honour of Halloween. I hope you enjoy the creepiness!
The decorations and celebrations are incredible.
Last time I was up there, I totally missed the statue dedicated to Elizabeth Montgomery and 'Bewitched'.
It was placed there courtesy of the TV Land network but it didn't say what year.
The shopping up there is just the best. I could've dropped thousands of dollars so easily. This sign was in the store called Hex.
There's a lot more foliage up there than down the Cape yet.
This is The Witch House, built in 1642. We didn't take any tours....too much to see on foot and no time to take tours.
The Unitarian Church next door.
In a house across the street. Note the raven on the skull's head.
Coolest architecture up there.
Lots of creepy stuff.
Although I've seen bits and pieces of the movie 'Hocus Pocus', almost everyone I know is a huge fan, including Russell, my stepkids and Sheila. They offer HP walking tours but I jotted down a few of the movie shooting locations and we went on our own. Town Hall was used as an exterior for a party scene.
Next up, the old burial ground!