Hawthorne Hotel opened for business on the 23rd of July 1925 amidst fanfare and a parade. This historic property located in the Salem Commons Historic District is within walking distance of numerous historic sites and attractions.
The hotel was named after Salem’s most famous son, the author of The House of Seven Gables and The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne.
One of the first women to be executed during the witch trials was Bridget Bishop. She was the owner of an apple orchard where the hotel is now located. Guests at the hotel report smelling apples even though they’re not included in the menu!
This keepsake is hand-crafted from ¾” thick wood with a detailed front design and a short description on the back. You can set it neatly on a shelf, desk or narrow ledge such as window, door trim, or wainscoting. Group it with other Cat’s Meows to create your own memory of the special places you have visited. Casper, our mascot black cat, is lounging in the sun on the ornate windowbox in front of the hotel.. This is the sign of an authentic Cat’s Meow!