Friday, September 23, 2011

Walk with Witches

We got out of the office here at Destination Salem to experience the relatively new walking tour, "The Witch Walk."  Created by local witches Christian Day and Lorelie, the Witch Walk is a guided tour of modern witchcraft entwined with Salem's history. 

The tour began at Crow Haven Corner, 125 Essex Street, with a spell casting demonstration.  Our guide, Tom, talked about the elements on a witch's altar and the ceremonial use of tools including candles and knives (no tourists were harmed in the making of this tour).

From Crow Haven Corner we began a walk around Salem, which talked about Salem history, stopping at the Roger Conant Statue, the location of the old Salem jail, 43 Church, Hex, , the Bewitched statue, Omen, the Old Burying Point, and back to Crow Haven Corner. 

The tour made interesting connections between Salem's history and Witches, identifying some of the magic (and even the curses) that can be found in stories of Salem both old and new.

I don't want to say too much, because then you won't want to take the tour. This 90-minute tour is a great option for anyone looking to learn more about Witches and Witchcraft in Salem.   Visit for more information.


terri mccause said...

What a novel idea,this is gonna be GREAT , I cant wait!Will enjoy reading all the comments about the tour till I get there. Peace

terri mccause said...

What a novel idea.People will definitely get something more than just the history. As I know the locals would love to bring everyone up to the present of whats going on in & around "the modern day witches". This will be a great addition to Salem.I look forward to reading all the comments till I get there . Happy Harvest & success.