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Salem Inn

Salem Inn

7 Summer Street
Salem, Massachusetts
01970 United States

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Salem, MA is home to one of the most haunted places in the state, Salem Inn. Come Explore its mystery with Haunted Journeys.



The Salem Inn was the 1834 home of Captain Nathaniel West, a successful sea captain and merchant. It later became the home of Civil War General Williams Cogswell. General Cogswell also served as mayor of Salem. The current owners bought the property over 35 years ago and converted it into the Salem Inn.

Since then, the owners have expanded the Salem Inn into two other buildings, the Peabody House, built in 1874 and the Curwen House. Curwen House was built in 1854 by James and Samuel Curwen.


It is said that there are three spirits in the Inn. The owners don't believe any spirits are haunting the Inn, but staff and guests have had several experiences, just read the journals in the rooms.

The first is a woman who is referred to as Elizabeth, perhaps after Nathaniel West's wife, who divorced her husband for his extramarital affairs. Others refer to the spirit as Katherine.

There is also a little boy who is heard running up and down the staircase and through the halls. Staff have heard a child giggling when there are no children in the Inn.

The third ghost is that of a cat, the Inn has no cats, but guests report seeing one dart down the hallway or into a room.




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Date added: Nov/02/2019 | Last time updated: Mar/23/2020
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