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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  • I spent about 15min here. Downtown was very busy and packed with people for Halloween festival. This place was busy but it still gave me the sense of sadness.  more »
  • This is not very time consuming to walk through but definitely worth your time. Very sad these people had to lose their lives to hysteria and false accusations. I recognized a lot of the names from Th...  more »
  • Go see it. It's worth it. Its a very reflective place, very sparse but nice. I enoyed walking about and looking at the benches.  more »
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  • I was hoping for more history when we visited here but this memorial was about all this is. The rest is modern tattoo parlors, witch souvenir shops and tourist traps. This memorial is free and only takes 15-30 minutes to walk through. The cemetery was very interesting with the "famous" old graves.
  • Salem Historical Tours held this tour. This company offers 5 tours: Salem 101:General History Tour, Grave Matters Cemetery Tour, Midday Ghost Tour, 1692 Witchcraft Walk and Haunted Footsteps Ghost Tour. Each one right after the other - about half hr apart. My boyfriend and I participated in 3 tours - Grave Matters Cemetery Tour & Midday Ghost Tour. I must say our tour guides Nick and Bob were both great and extremely accommodating. I actually booked the tours for the wrong date and they were super nice and allowed us to continue on w\ our tour, the day we were there. We learned so much and I can only imagine how fun Salem must be during October. Every tour spoke about something different and during the tour, they allowed us to take our time to take pictures and answered any questions the group had. Please take a tour w\ this company, they're informative, funny and most importantly, the information they relay is not repetitive so you're learning something different on every tour.
  • This was the first place we stopped & a good place to begin a visit to Salem. The cemetery is a little creepy with the many old graves. Many of the historical names learned here are ones that you'll come across during the rest of your time in Salem as you learn the tragic story of the town & it's characters.
  • A peaceful place to reflect upon tragedy and how we can act to honor the people who died as a result of reactive communal fear. Please walk through with respect and deference to the tragedy.
  • Missed the movie, wish a more thorough look at the architecture of second church was avail.

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Where to stay in Salem

There are a number of accommodations within walking distance of downtown, enabling you to make the most of Salem’s nightlife and dining options. Those who want a room rich with character should look to the outskirts of the city. There you can find a number of charming bed and breakfasts, several of which are in restored century-old homes. A house or apartment rental is ideal if you're on vacation for a longer period of time.
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