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Salem Witch Trials Memorial, Salem

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Salem Witch Trials Memorial features a row of benches installed in a stone wall. Each bench is engraved with the name of a victim of the trials. You might bring flowers or a memento to honor those who suffered the witch hunt. You are welcome to sit on benches. The memorial is next to the Peabody Essex Museum. Using our custom trip planner, Salem attractions like Salem Witch Trials Memorial can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Having the chance to view all of the memorials was so incredible and brought us to tears when we were there. Highly recommend viewing this if you travel to Salem. 
  • This eloquently understated memorial of the witch trial tragedy is a fine tribute to those innocent women and men whose lives were unjustly taken. Walk from bench to bench. Take in the name of each pe...  more »
  • Near a local cemetery. Very quick walk through but if in the area you might as well go see. Near the Essex Peabody Museum. 
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  • Pretty small, humbling place in quite good shape and certainly quite interesting and quite decently accessable for kids.
  • The best place for a "true horror" experience
  • It's a pretty plain historical type setting with the names of the "witches" killed carved into the cement benches. But, it was an interesting atmosphere. I liked that people left "offerings" for the dead.
  • The memorial is a touching place to honor those killed during the witch trials. Check out the small stone walled section, each bench has the name of each victim and his they were killed. It really cements the reality of the ordeal.
  • Great piece of history, could be preserved better but is remarkable that it's in as good shape as it is. Humbling!