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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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  • The Salem Witch Trials Memorial is a beautiful tribute to the poor people who were persecuted. The stones and walkway are in a shaded, protected area, and the experience evokes respect and reverence. ...  more »
  • We visited this memorial twice during our visit to Salem during two separate walking tours. It is a somber, sad place. The twenty benches that circle the memorial bring to home the importance of the a...  more »
  • I hadn't realized that there were men convicted of witchcraft, as well as women. It is an interesting memorial.....with an equally interesting background of the Cemetery next to it.  more »
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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!