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Address: 176 Hobart St, Danvers, MA 01923-1808
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Simply somber

What struck me more than anything is this Memorial was in the middle of a residential neighborhood. It added to the reverence of this place. There was a Barbie someone put on one... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
A74Patriot
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Cottonwood, Arizona

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Cottonwood, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What struck me more than anything is this Memorial was in the middle of a residential neighborhood. It added to the reverence of this place. There was a Barbie someone put on one of the shackles which was just plain disrespectful. I know our society isn't into manners much these days, or respect, but come on!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's nice to visit if you're interested in the witch trials but probably not worth going out of your way for. It lists all the names of those that died

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paulding,ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

Just what it says a Memorial with names dates what charges were how death occurred. Upkeep on site was very neat

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

It was a somber feeling to read some of the quotes of the victims of the hysteria. Definitely worth a quick stop by. It is an example of our history and one we should never return to. It's a great place for history buffs that can recognize some of the names on the wall.

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Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

The modern town of Salem had very little to do with the witch trials hysteria. That all took place in modern day Danvers (what was then Salem Village). Danvers, however, really downplays the witch trials connection and some of the important spots, the real deal not the fake touristy stuff in modern Salem, can be easy to miss. This is... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

The monument itself is very stark and sober. The shackles on either side of the book serve as a reminder of the damage done by mass hysteria.

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1 Thank erinl450
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

This place was pretty cool. You only need about 20 minutes to stop by this monument. It is very close to the Rebecca Nurse homestead so you might as well do both

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Danvers
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This memorial cites all those persons who were accused and killed during the witch trials (dark side of American history). A must see if you are in this area of the world. The site and surrounding area is where a lot of this happened. Lots of information is archived at the Peabody Institute (a/k/a the Danvers Public Library/978-774-0554).

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Sequim, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

Danvers is really where the witch hysteria went down (formerly known as Salem Village, as opposed to Salem Town, now Salem). They play down the "witch" tourism, but did put up this memorial. It's a memorial not only to those killed (like Salem's), but to ALL the victims, including those who died while in prison and who were arrested and... More 

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Westland, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

After traveling to the Rebecca Nurse Homestead, we were told of this memorial which is only about a mile or so away. Without a tour, an expert in the field, or a good amount of background knowledge, its tough to get the full story (as one of the previous reviewers mentioned). Check for any witch tours that include this site... More 

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