Saturday October 30, 2021
Arrive QUINCY MARKET in Boston. You’ll have a chance to shop and people watch at the market (have a lite lunch on own, dinner will be early at 3:45pm to allow for touring later).
DINNER included at a favorite restaurant where all the locals go!
GHOSTS AND GRAVESTONES TROLLEY TOUR of BOSTON. “Hear all about Boston’s darker side! In a city nearly four hundred years old – troubled with war, murderers, strife and the occasional bout of stray molasses, it is hardly any wonder that Boston remains one of the most haunted cities in America and stories of the glory days of Colonial Boston only scratch the surface of Boston’s darker side.
Walk amongst the dead in burying grounds nearly four hundred years old, hear stories of those whose mortal remains lie beneath your feet, and listen to tales of many of the sordid practices that went along with them. Venture to the site of the biggest grave-robbing scandal in New England’s history…ask yourselves-are you afraid to be buried alive? Walk atop Boston’s largest unmarked burying ground and hear tales of the tortures, punishments and executions that took place there…See Boston’s most haunted hotel: the Omni Parker House.”
Hotel CHECK IN at Courtyard By Marriott in Woburn, MA
Sunday October 31, 2021
BREAKFAST included at your hotel. Then board our coach with a local guide and travel to Salem for a day of touring.
Visit SALEM WITCH MUSEUM “You are there. Witness the testimony of the hysterical girls, the suffering of the blameless victims, and the decisions of the fanatical judges who sent innocent people to their deaths. When the witch hunt began no one was safe from being accused. This presentation is based on actual trial documents. With 13 stage sets, you’ll enter the web of lies and intrigue of the Salem Witch Hunt, one of the most enduring true stories in American History.”
LUNCH on your own at PICKERING WHARF.
WITCH CRAFT AND GHOST EXPERIENCE. “It’s an incredible mix of special effects, actors, costumes, story-telling, diversions exhilarating experiences, surprises, jump scares, blended with historical facts about the SALEM WITCH TRIALS, ghosts and local legends.”
HOUSE OF THE SEVEN GABLES. In 1668 Captain John Turner built a house that has become one of the most famous structures in American history. This home inspired author Nathaniel Hawthorne to write his famous novel The House of Seven Gables in “Half-way down a by-street of one of our New England towns stands a rusty wooden house with seven acutely peaked gables facing towards various points of the compass, and a huge, clustered chimney in the midst.”—Nathaniel Hawthorne You will tour the house in a light and informative manner. See the changes in the building from its beginning days to its mature days of grandeur and splendor. There is a secret staircase and more. This is a charming not to be missed tour and the house is part of a compound set by the sea with period gardens, outdoor tables, gift shop, Nathaniel Hawthorne’s birthplace is moved to the site and scenic views of the harbor with sailboat’s bobbing in the current.