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Salem: Witches, Pirates, And Seven Gables

Ehlzhbeta Chegarova - prosto_gost • 3 minutes read • June 22nd, 2016
What a lovely town! It's even hard to imagine those terrible, tragic events of the year 1692!
The atmosphere of that time is described in the famous medieval mystical thriller by American classic Nathaniel Hawthorne "The House of the Seven Gables".
The story of the novel takes place exactly here - in the Hawthorne family house. The writer, a native of Salem, tells a story about the curse that was inflicted on all his family because of his great-grandfather, judge John Hawthorne, who endured convictions on "Salem Witches" during 1692-1697.
Now The House of the Seven Gables is one of the main attractions of the city.
There are guided tours ($12.50 in 2010) which include walking through the rooms of the house, needling through the narrow steep stairs to the gable, and a walk in the garden.
In addition to the famous house, the city has several interesting museums: the Salem Witch Museum (main exhibition consists of 13 theatrical episodes that allow you to experience the oppressive atmosphere of those events, $8.50 (when I visited it in 2010)).
...the Witch Dungeon Museum where you can rattle nerves by looking at terrible instruments of torture, and the Pirate Museum. Since the 17th century, piracy was recognized as the official type of trade in 

New England

, so the port city of Salem was prospering quickly and successfully.
It's easy to explore the city - the route is laid with a red line right on the pavement. It's a wonderful city to spend your time here!
And I'm going back to 


Author: Prosto_Gost
Translated by: Olesya Zhukova

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