Boston – Spellbinding Salem

I’ve always wanted to go to Salem. The Witchcraft Trials have always interested me. When I realized how close the town was to Boston, it took a firm spot near the top of my ‘must-do’ list.

Taylor and I drove down to the coast to Salem in hopes of a bewitching experience. Yeah, this post is going to be full of magical puns, and if you can’t handle that, stop reading now. No, please don’t.

We picked up a few maps and sailor hats at the Visitors’ Centre, where we heard rumours there was a store full of Harry Potter paraphernalia. This was my JAM. We went into a few shops that were definitely hella witchy, but not Harry Potterish enough for my liking.

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We then stumbled across a wand store.

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A WAND STORE.

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I was so excited, y’all. I didn’t purchase my own wand, but I certainly tried out a few.

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The wand chooses the witch, don’t you know.

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I then found the aforementioned store, ‘Remember Salem’. There was so many cool things in this store. They had a fridge full of Butterbeer, scarves and shirts for whatever house you identify with. They even have a super cool replica Great Hall for birthday parties. I wasn’t allowed to go in though. CURSE YOU.

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We wanted to visit at least one of the museums, so we went to the Salem Witch History Museum. There are a couple of different museums to visit, and there are deals if you visit more than one. The museum we chose gave a guided tour through scenes with mannequins and props that told us the history of the trials in Salem. After our tour, we wandered around the town, and visited the waterfront.

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Wanting to beat the impending storms, we went for lunch and then headed home. I’m so glad I was able to visit Salem, it definitely put a spell on me!

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