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Salem Witch Trials Memorial
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Two Hour Salem Morning Stroll Historical Tour
Ranked #4 of 78 things to do in Salem
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Owner description: Each of this park's 20 stone benches represents a person executed in the infamous 1692 witch trials.
Seattle, Washington
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87 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
Reviewed May 14, 2013

a small park with stone benches with the names of the people hanged during the witch trials. a nice place to sit and reflect on the tragedy that occurred.

Visited May 2013
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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Although small, a must see”
Reviewed May 13, 2013 via mobile

I think this is a great place to really reflect on past events. Most are just memorial plaques, but some are actual burials and tombs. However, I think more can be done with it. First of all they don't like tours to go through there at night because it's dark and people can trip over the tombstones. So why can't the city put in some solar pathway lights? The other cemetery has one but this one doesn't? Stupid. Luckily I took the tour in the early summer so it was still light enough for us to go through it. But an October tour isn't allowed. You are able to walk through it freely during the day without the tour but the guide is fun because I had no idea about the people in this memorial were until I took the tour. Also some plaques are falling apart really bad. They are old and thin and fragile. It would be worth it if the city can replace them, even if just one by one becaus of money issues. There's one stone that's so old it broke in two pieces and they put two huge ugly GREEN metal pieces on it to hold it together. It looks terrible. Like I said, great place lots of history but could be more presentable.

Visited May 2013
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LanaD_11
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“So that we may remember them”
Reviewed May 9, 2013

A place that allows you to reflect on the sad events that took place in 1692. Very serene area. Lovely to sit here for a while.

Visited May 2013
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Decatur, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Simple, but effective”
Reviewed May 6, 2013

I recalled the memorial from my previous trips to Salem, but had forgotten where it was located until we stumbled across it as we walked through town. It's a nice place to sit for a while, and it also made for some interesting discussion on a later tour when one of the members asked about the dates on the benches. The fact that it sits between the old burying ground and a haunted house just adds to the ambience.

Visited May 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Incredibly interesting”
Reviewed May 5, 2013 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed walking around the cemetery here. So so interesting. If you don't fancy getting stuck behind loads of French tourists then walk it yourself. A red line on the pavement guides you through the town along all the interesting spots.

Visited May 2013
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