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. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Salem holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Salem Witch Trials Memorial and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • A guard tends to the memorial with flowers. Suggest taking a tour to get the backstory of all the people. Bewitched after dark is the best historical tour  more »
  • Very poignant and sad, a time of hysteria in our country. We were glad we had our tour guide to flesh out the story, however. More information would have been better if we were alone.  more »
  • Love the symbolism in this attraction. A must visit in Salem, best if you can go with a tour because there is a lot of things you may not realize by visiting without a tour.  more »
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  • Wonderful place to learn about our history. I recommend taking an informational tour. When I go I leave tokens for Burroughs, Bishop, contemplate how I am able to practice my religion freely, and yet, they were only perceived as being Witches, died for it. Salem is a great New England sea town. I recommend going in September.
  • Totally worth the trip to Salem. It was absolutely awesome. Shop owners were very knowledgeable about what they sold. Everyone was pleasant. Such a unique place to visit.
  • This review is for Salem Witch Trials Memorial which is located in Salem Massachusetts and a popular tourist attraction. The grounds at Salem Witch Trials Memorial are well-kept and the grave sites seem to be respected and cared for which is so much more then they pour accused who are buried there received in their final hours. If you are in Salem Massachusetts stop by the witch trials Museum and say a prayer for them.
  • The most saddening sight. I recommend this everyone, to pay their respects to those who were wrongfully killed from a conviction they were innocent of. Rest In Peace.
  • This is a beautifully presented and very touching memorial. The thought that went into the creation and layout is incredibly deep, and thought provoking. Keep in eye out for the final words of the accused, etched in stone on the perimeter ground. Also worth noting, the section of wall that is separate, and inverted, representing those who could have stepped in and stopped the horrors, but chose to stand back and not act. In this era, when we're again slipping into "witch hunts", and baseless accusations, sites like this are VITAL to remember the mistakes of our past and committing to do better than our forefathers.

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