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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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  • This Memorial is located adjacent to the Old Burial Point Cemetery in Salem. It is an interesting, somber place in remembrance of the 1692 Witch Trials. 
  • This is a respectful reminder that all the hype is built on the deaths of 19 innocent people. It's located next to the graveyard of the time to show the respect these souls deserve. This is a must see...  read more »
  • We had a tour guide who explained lots of unknown history about this memorial. Took lots of pictures and recommend seeing this spot 
  • The memorial has the last words of the victims on the ground. And each bench has the name of a victim. The cemetery is historic but in need of restoration. None of the witch hunt victims are buried here. But the judge is, and the wife of the man who was crushed.
  • Salem is in the difficult position of pleasing tourists who want to do the "witch" thing in town, but also being honorable and truthful about the town's real history. The city has done a great job with the Witch Trials Memorial, and please make sure to visit the memorial when you're in Salem. The Memorial is easy to access, and it's worthy to read the names of the victims who were so cruelly accused, killed, and buried in unmarked graves. This is a nice place to remember what happened.
  • 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.
  • What can you say about a memorial to such a tragic event. A somber tribute to the victims of hysteria, fear and superstition.
  • I have yet to visit this place but came here just to say f@$k you Abigail! I just watched the crucible and im pissed
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