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Salem Witch Trials Memorial

Charter St., Salem, MA 01970
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Ranked #5 of 42 attractions in Salem
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks
Traveler Description:     Located just to the rear of Peabody Essex Museum adjacent to the old burial ground, the Salem Witch Memorial is open to the public.  Each of this... more »
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Hamilton, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

If you want to see some interesting old graves than this attraction is fine but the witch aspect is dumb. It has a bench with the name of every hung witch but they do not have graves. It is not much of a memorial

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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29 attraction reviews
200 helpful votes 200 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

The words inscribed in the stones on the ground could have been uttered by the poor and damned who were so wrongly accused due to jealousy, spite, ignorance or avarice. Here it is quiet and tranquil in strange juxtaposition to how these lives were so violently ended. I think that it is worthwhile to imagine their plight and spend time... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

A perfect setting when you take the time to look around. The first cemetery for a people that were escaping religious persecution, a quiet setting that makes you realize how much the people suffered. A sobering place for reflection.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 NEW

This site is dedicated to those who lost their lives due to ignorance of the our predecessors. PLEASE, do not sit on the stones as they are not seats, but memorial stones.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 NEW

... but a very nice place to be. Hard to believe that things like the witch trials really happened in our past. But that's why it's even more important to have memorials like this.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Lots of Salem and witch trial History. Hope that they updated some of the attractions. All in all not to bad.

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My husband and I decided on visiting Salem, MA for our honeymoon. We stopped by this memorial to explore and read some of the gravestones. They were very old, made of a "slate-like" material, not like the marble and stone of today. While walking around, you can actually feel the "ancient aura" of the cemetery; broken slate tombstones, unreadable scriptures,... More

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Cliffside Park, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Interesting memorial. You walk through the memorial and note the plaques for the individuals put to death.

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Pinecrest, Florida
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Its sobering to be in a cemetery to begin with. But this is a memorial to innocent people who were for no logical reason betrayed by their neighbors and put to death. WE spent some time here looking over the stones and ( as it wasn't tourist season yet) absorbing some of the gravity of what occurred here. We did... More

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Magnolia, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Very nice memorial next to Burying point Cemetary. Really liked the fact that each person executed was given their own spot with their name, how they were executed and when they were executed. They will always be remembered.

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