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Salem Witch Trials Memorial

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Each of this park's 20 stone benches represents a person executed in the infamous 1692 witch trials.
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Charter St., Salem, MA 01970
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Peaceful memorial park for those executed during the Salem Witch Trials. Easy to find and Salem is only a short commuter train journey from Boston. Lots to see and discover and nice eateries and witchy shops.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Pound_Witch
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Salem Witchcraft Trials Memorial, located very centrally near the Peabody Essex Museum, is a quiet, modest, and yet very effective memorial to the twenty people who were executed in Salem in 1692 for the crime of witchcraft. The simple granite blocks, each one bearing...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank stephenfM8666BK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This memorial is located in the heart of Salem and includes memorial benches for all "Salem witches" who were executed in 1692. The Burying Point, i.e. the cemetery, is located in the same area as well. A total of 20 "witches" were executed, 19 by...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank IbzRlz
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This area is easy to find and free and deffinately a must visit when in Salem. It puts into reality what went on back then and an opportunity to remember those whose lives were taken. So sad.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TheBugGuy
Reviewed December 14, 2018

Took a walk here from the Stepping Stone Inn and stood a moment in front of each stone.It's really quite a powerful memorial.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank stephanier221B
Reviewed December 12, 2018

This is next to the Burying Point Cemetery so if you visit one you may as well visit the other. It's a small memorial but worth checking out as you walk around Salem.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank solocationer
Reviewed December 12, 2018

You can only walk to the memorial, parking is nearby but only on foot. Located next to the Salem Wax Museum and Peabody Essex Museum.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dan F
Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

A touching tribute, nothing spectacular. The cemetery is adjacent, that is worth the effort. Cheesy tour stops here and is annoying.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 779lauriew
Reviewed December 7, 2018

After strolling through Salem’s Burying Point Cemetery the second oldest cemetery in America. We checked out the adjacent Salem Witch Trials Memorial. There is a memorial Plaque explaining who the "witches" were, and where they were hanged, but it is a little hard to read....More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed November 25, 2018 via mobile

We had just finished going through one of the museums on the “witches” and witch trials so this was a stark continuation. Unfortunately what should be a place for perhaps more thoughtful reflection on this difficult historical period, it is much lessened by the almost...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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AshleyRozek
October 25, 2018|
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Response from jessrU1265AI | Reviewed this property |
There are no hours. It is open 24/7 and no admission is required. Although the area that it is in can get very crowded in October.
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SamanthaA001
October 24, 2018|
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Response from Christian K | Reviewed this property |
Some of the walking tours include it on their tour, the one I went in had minimal information on it. But it is available to walk up and see at your leisure.
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Elizabax
July 23, 2018|
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I would say yes....
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