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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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- Aug 8, 2014
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California
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203 reviews 203 reviews
65 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This is one of the places one just needs to visit, but it really isn't all that spectacular. The names of those executed in 1692 are inscribed in marble, there are a lot of famous quotes, and it is a pretty setting, but it isn't worth more than a couple minutes. The one thing that bugged me the most, is... More

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Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We had a great time learning about the witch mania that swept through Salem in those years. It was worth the money!!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 attraction reviews
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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86 reviews 86 reviews
35 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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77 attraction reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
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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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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