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Witch Trials Memorial

176 Hobart Street, Danvers, MA 01923
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Ranked #2 of 11 attractions in Danvers
Type: Monuments/ Statues
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- Jun 25, 2014
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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I visited Salem in July 2013. I have read many books about the Salem Witch Trial, and knew that I had to see this. It is a somber memorial as it has the names of those who were murdered for greed by their neighbors. Thankful the accused who declared innocent in 2000.

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Danvers
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

This is a small memorial in the place where it all began. You can see a list of names and learn a little about what happened. It won't take more than 10 to 15 minutes to see it all, and then you can go to the Rebecca Nurse House a short distance away. Definitely worth seeing.

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Chaguanas, Trinidad and Tobago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

This memorial is well done and well kept, really heart breaking when you think of what happened and what a sad time in history this really was. The many innocents who were wrongfully accused and tortured. The memorial is across the street from where they were publicly accused; the original site of the Salem Village Meeting House, where most of... More

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North Shore, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013 via mobile

Some may wonder why the Witchcraft Victims Memorial is in Danvers rather than Salem, given that Salem usually comes to mind when thinking of the witchcraft hysteria of 1692. The explanation is that Danvers was once a part of Salem known as Salem Village, and the first accusations of witchcraft were made by young girls living in Salem Village. Later,... More

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Newark, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

You don't hear too much about this place. It's pretty cool and not a crowded tourist area. Only a few minutes from Nurse Homestead

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Rumford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

The memorial was tastefully and respectfully done to honor those falsely accused and wrongly murdered. I visited in October, which was probably not the best time to go with Halloween approaching, but went to pay my respects. I recently learned I am a direct descendant to one of the men who were hung. It pleased me to see such a... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

I was expecting much more and much better displays and layout. Not at all what we expected and had been looking forward to at this attraction

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MASSACHUSETTS
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

A simple and lasting tribute to the wrongly accused. A bit out of the way to find, but worth it for those respectful of the wrongs of witchcraft and its true history.

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Danvers, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Most people think of Salem when they think of the witch hysteria. But, at the time, Danvers was Salem Village. This is a true monument to the accused. Not flashy or touristy like the whole of the Salem, the monument in Danvers is tasteful and striking in its simplicity.

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Boston, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Many of the hearings and trials related to the Salem Witch tribulations actually took place in what is now Danvers, MA. It was once called Olde Salem Village and much to many Danvers residents delight, Salem gets all the craziness during Halloween. There is, however, a solemn marble monument in Danvers acknowledging the tragic events of more than 300 years... More

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