Foolish mortals, the time is now upon us. Halloween is finally creeping into stores, I can barely contain my excitement!!! As my home fills with the smell of cooking pumpkin muffins and pumpkin spice candles, here is some new information for you to sink your teeth into....about the coming Halloween season.
1. Salem Pioneer Village: Lanterns in the Village (98 West Ave)
On October 7th and 8th (6:30-9:30pm), meander through the 17th century colonial life village decorated with spectacularly carved jack o' lanterns. Listen to ghost stories, drink some hot chocolate or apple cider while enjoying this beautiful spot! Tickets are $7.00 sold in 30 min increments. Children 2 and under are free. This event tends to be popular so be sure to get your tickets in advance. The event will be rain or shine. Be sure to check the Witch House website for details.
2. Salem Pioneer Village: Dark of Night
On October 14, 21, 28 (7:00-10:00), enjoy candlelit historical 17th century homes and a series of ghost stories. Tickets are $13. Be sure to check the Witch House website for details.
3. Tales of the Witch House (310 1/2 Essex St)
On Friday the 13th (7:00-10:00), oh yes the perfect night, the Witch House will also have a series of haunting stories. Unfortunately, some of these stories are true. The With House, owned by Judge Jonathan Corwin, has direct ties to the Salem Witch Trials as Corwin presided over some of the trials. The Witch House (Corwin House) is beautiful in its architecture and the 17th century furniture is breath taking. I had the pleasure of reading one of my poems published by FunDead Publications, in one of the bedrooms at night, and it has the perfect ambiance for story telling. Tickets are $13.
You can also check out some pretty great cemeteries for free. Check my link at the top of the main page. Pictured to the left is a side view of the Peabody Essex Museum. The architect took into account Salem's spooktacular cemeteries when designing the building. If you look closely, you can see the shape of historic tombstones that can be found in many of Salem's eternal resting places. Try to see how many of these shapes you can find in each of the cemeteries you visit.
Well, that it is for now my beautiful haunters. More details will follow about other Frankentastic events, but I wanted to give you a small taste...