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    by Fewf Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This one is relatively easy to find for a tourist who searches for it, and once you're there, it's a bit more touristy (you have to pay an admission charge and there are guided tours). Rebecca Nurse was the first person to be accused of witchcraft. She was declared not guilty, but this caused such an uproar that the jury was asked to reconsider, and found her guilty. She was hanged.

    Some of the evidence against her was brought by Sarah Holten, whom (and whose house) I discuss in a separate Danvers tip.

    The Nurse Homestead

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    by Fewf Written Aug 2, 2006

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    In 1692, 19 people were hanged, one man was pressed to death, and many others died in jail during the Salem witch trials. 265 years later, in 1957, Massachusetts formally apologized. On the 300th anniversary of the trials in 1992, a memorial was erected in the neighborhood where it all happened, right across from the former site of the village meeting house where the accused were examined and tried.

    The Memorial

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    by Fewf Written Aug 2, 2006

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    Where the village meetinghouse, where those accused during the witch hysteria were generally examined, used to stand (it was abandoned for a new one in 1701) now stands the Darling Prince House, moved to the site from its original location, which I would guess was either on nearby Prince St. or else also-nearby Prince Pl. It's privately owned.

    The Darling Prince House

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Danvers Hotels

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  • Comfort Inn North Shore

    50 Dayton Street, Danvers, Massachusetts, 01923, United States

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Sheraton Ferncroft Resort

    50 Ferncroft Road, Danvers, Massachusetts, 01923, United States

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Residence Inn Boston North Shore Danvers

    51 Newbury Street (Route 1), Danvers, Massachusetts, 01923, United States

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

  • TownePlace Suites Boston North Shore...

    238 Andover Street, Danvers, Massachusetts, 01923, United States

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

  • Courtyard By Marriott Danvers

    275 Independence Way, Danvers, Massachusetts, 01923, United States

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Knights Inn by Cendant Danvers

    225 Newbury Street, Danvers, Massachusetts, 01923, United States

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Solo

  • Extendedstay Boston Danvers

    102 Newbury St, Danvers, Massachusetts, 09123, United States

    Satisfaction: Terrible

    Good for: Families

  • Motel 6 Boston-Danvers

    65 Newbury Street/US Route 1 North, Danvers, Massachusetts, 01923-1072, United States

    Satisfaction: Terrible

    Good for: Couples

  • Days Inn Boston Salem Danvers

    Where do I start with what was wrong with this hotel. First of all, we chose the hotel because on...

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