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Turner’s Salem Restaurant, Former Home to Bridget Bishop

Posted in A Tale of Two Cities, Bridget Bishop, Salem MA, Witchcraft Hysteria on April 29, 2023 by tommcge

Eat at Turner’s Salem, home of Bridget Bishop 

On July 10, 1692 Bridget Bishop was hanged in Salem MA for the crime of witchcraft. She had been accused by the community of not living according to Puritan standard. Bishop, married three times, ran a saloon and dressed inappropriately; a woman who abided to her voice and not others.

Her house and an apple orchard sit on land that is now a restaurant. Turner’s Salem, formerly Turner’s Seafood opened in 1994 and may be haunted by the spirit of Ms Bishop. You may even smell the aroma of apples while you dine. The menu is a seafood lovers feast. Of course it would be since it lies within a community known for its ties to the sea.

In the YouTube video, “What’s Up Boo: The Ghost of Bridget Bishop” ( a Salem psychic  has been in contact the ghost of Bridget since the medium was a child. Ms Bishop communicated she is in pain and needs our prayers. She asserts that she had been a good wife and was/is misunderstood. When asked if there is any advice she’d like to share with women today, her spirit went silent.

Bridget Bishop had been unjustly put to death by a community who’s motto was conform or risk death. The Salem witchcraft episode can still teach us today. We must never forget the past nor should we. So why not stop by Turner’s Salem for a quick bite today and say a little prayer for Bridget! You might even catch her roaming the restaurant she once called home.