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A shore excursion to Salem

Solent Richard

The name Salem has been synonymous with witches and witchcraft since 1692 when a puritanical mania spread through what was in those days a harsh Puritan coastal community.

Today, Salem is a colourful coastal city, located at the mouth of the Naumkeag River, some 25 miles north of Boston.

My wife and I visited Salem on a good value ship’s excursion from the Queen Mary 2 during her 2015 call into Boston.

And it's not just the witches that prove popular in Salem. There is a great seafaring tradition and maritime history to the place...

Along with some excellent person architecture...

Of course no visit to Salem will be complete without a visit to the Witches Museum and entrance to watch the show...

A full review of our day in Salem can be found by clicking the following link to my cruise blog...