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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  • Wonderfully located. We happened upon it by accident. We wanted to see it. But wasn’t looking for it at that moment. So nicely done. It’s a great memorial.  more »
  • The trip being around Halloween was purely incidental, but, I'll admit, it made the tour a bit more fun. Autumn in New England is not to be missed. You feel steeped in the history just walking the mus...  more »
  • Visited while on the Salem walking tour with Kenneth Glover. Tour was incredibly interesting, and the memorial is situated right next to a graveyard. It is incredibly sad, knowing what happened during...  more »
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  • This place was neat and filled with all kinds of history. We enjoyed our time exploring the area. I would have liked for more things to be open close by, but nothing was. The area around the memorial was kind of like a ghost town (pun intended). It was nice that they did not limit access to the cemetery and we were able to walk around and view it all.
  • This is a must-see if you are in the Boston area. It's chilling to go and see the quotes of all of the victims of the Salem witch trials that are etched into the stone beneath your feet. One of the locals said that it represents when the people said they were innocent and others walked over their words. This is a very educational experience whether you have children or if you just want to stroll through as a couple. My husband and I visited a couple of years before we brought our kids. It seems like we learn something new each time we visit.
  • We stopped by on our way to Portland from Boston, with the goal of learning more about the history of the site. Our experience was quite sobering, especially after reading the plaques that bear the names of the dead and the brutal ways in which they were killed. The place imparts a larger message of protecting human rights and civil liberties. We visited in the winter and the site was quite picture-worthy, especially with all the snow on the ground. There are no admission fees here. We knew beforehand that the place is small and we were not interested in the nearby art museum or the spooky attractions so our short visit met our expectations and was not as disappointing as the experience of other reviewers.
  • Being a Wiccan, there was this undeniable feeling of regret, brotherhood, and sadness throughout the cemetery. It was incredible... I'd recommend all Wiccans come by Salem at some point for this feeling, and history buffs of fans of The Crucible by Arthur Miller should enjoy it too.
  • Very historical naturally. What happened in salem really sinks in once you visit here.
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