It’s Just a Bunch of Hocus Pocus

Y’all are getting two posts in one week because I have no self control and am so excited about my impending trip. As I mentioned in a previous post I’m going to Boston in November. I think I’ll go to Boston… I think I’ll start a new life, I think I’ll start it over, where no one knows my name…. Okay sorry– now that I have that out of my system, we can continue. Part of that trip is going include a trip to Salem which I am SO EXCITED ABOUT. As I do research on the city and things to do my excitement just continues to grow.


I have always been so fascinated (and horrified) by the Salem Witch Trials. I was all ears when we’d learn about this moment in history and I read The Crucible three times. This early fascination honestly should have been an early hint of my feminist views to come. I am really looking forward to visit the Salem Witch Museum and learning more about the terrible things these women endured.

Side note: if you’re fascinated by this time in history as well I would recommend the book Into The Water by Paula Hawkins. It isn’t about the witch trials, but it is kind of a modern take regarding the persecution of women because they refuse to exist quietly.

The second thing I am beyond excited for is the chance to see the houses featured in Hocus Pocus. I honestly didn’t even know these were located in Salem until a friend from high school gave me the tip. Like most 90’s kids I grew up watching this movie every year.

Max and Dani’s house was always my favorite. I thought the tower in Max’s room was the coolest thing I had ever seen. There’s just something about seeing something you’ve seen on screen so many times suddenly in front of you, for real.

This trip cannot come soon enough– history, movie magic, and of course… really good seafood. Have any must do’s in the Boston/Salem area? Drop me your tips in the comments section.


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