My family’s trip to the Boston area enchanted me in many ways. The rocky Atlantic shore, so different and preferable to the seas of corn we have in the Midwest. The history around every corner. The beautiful colonial and federalist architecture. But the one place that truly touched my core was Salem.
|The Witch House|
|The Salem Witch Museum|
|The Old Manse|
|Salem Customs House|
Hawthorne returned to America and to Concord in 1860. His health began deteriorating a few years later, and he died in his sleep on May 19, 1864, during a trip through Plymouth, New Hampshire.
|Hawthorne Family Gravesite (Photo by Karen Wojcik Berner)|
What’s your favorite Hawthorne piece?