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Salem, Massachusetts

Obscura Day 2015: Midnight in Salem

A witching-hour exploration of the streets of Salem.

Join us for a moonlit tour of Salem, Massachusetts.

Rogue historian Dan Veksler of Other World Tours will be guiding us on a very special nocturnal walk through the once bustling, now hushed streets of Salem as we delve into the Salem Witch Trials and Colonial history.

We will see the site of the courthouse where the Puritans sentenced 20 people and two dogs to death for witchcraft in 1692, the tomb of the hanging judge John Hathorne and where his great-great-grandson, American novelist Nathaniel Hawthorne courted his bride and wrote The Scarlet Letter and The House of the Seven Gables. Walk out on the only remaining pier left from Salem’s heyday as one of the major ports of the Northeast; see where Alexander Graham Bell first ever successfully tested the telephone; discover places used for the contemporary practice of witchcraft by local practitioners, and much, much more.

Saturday, May 30; 11:00pm - 12:30am
Ticket Cost: FREE; RSVP Required.
Meet your guide Dan at the corner of Bridge St. and Howard St. in Salem, at 11pm.