Haunted Grounds: The Ropes Mansion, Salem, Massachusetts
Place: The Ropes Mansion
Location: Salem, Massachusetts
The Ropes Mansion (also known as the Ropes Memorial) is a public museum located in the Chestnut Street District of Salem, Massachusetts. The mansion was once the home of Nathaniel & Abigail Ropes. Nathaniel was a judge and key figure during the infamous Salem Witch Trials.
According to legend, the mansion is haunted by the ghost of Abigail who died after her nightgown caught on fire in one of the upstairs fireplaces. It is said that she was so prone to outbursts that people ignored her screams, believing she was just yelling at the servants.
To this day her spirit is still said to roam the halls of the Ropes Mansion.
The Ropes Mansion is located at 318 Essex Street in Salem, Massachusetts and is open to the public.
TRIVIA: The exterior of the Ropes Mansion was used as the exterior of Allison’s house in Hocus Pocus.