Salem Witch Trials Memorial

Salem Witch Trials Memorial

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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  • Ghoul Please
    Salem, Massachusetts8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Salem Staple
    Every time I visit Salem, I make sure to stop by the Salem Witch Trials Memorial. The memorial has 20 benches which are inscribed with each of the victim’s names, how they were executed, and their execution date.
 The Salem Witch Trials Memorial is a sacred space for reflection, and is right next to Salem's oldest cemetery, The Old Burying Point. (which is also called Charter Street Cemetery) A few prominent judges are interred in Charter Street Cemetery, and they played a large role in the executions during the Witch Trials.
    Visited April 2022
    Travelled solo
    Written March 26, 2023
  • Lore
    10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Go for the moment
    Beautiful memorial. If you get to Salem early (before 10am when most stuff opens), I recommend to sit by the memorial site. almost daily you'll see people come by and leave gifts for each person lost to the Salem Witch Trials. It was beautiful :)
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 16, 2023
  • Nutsforvacation
    Marriottsville, Maryland32 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Moving Memorial
    There are 20 stone “benches” to memorialize the 20 people who were wrongly accused of witchcraft and thus executed. I don’t think the benches are meant for sitting. Each one is carved with the person’s name and the date of and method of execution. It was a very busy Wednesday afternoon in July, but people respectfully passed by each marker.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written July 30, 2023
  • David D
    35 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth the time to remember!
    A very somber and reflecting walk through the memorial. It is 20 stone benches along a stone wall, with each witch trial victim’s name carved into the stone. Many leave flowers and coins in remembrance. There is also a visitor center, with interesting information and a small gift store. Well worth the time.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written September 4, 2023
  • Eileen T
    Virginia14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice well kept memorial
    Nice well kept memorial. You can take 5 minutes here or 30 depending on your interest. It’s just memorial stones with who was hung with the name and date of death, but definitely is a must see during a Salem trip.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written October 8, 2023
  • Danika10
    Brownsburg-Chatham, Canada108 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Witch trial memorial
    I came to Salem with my family and my mother. My mom and I felt this feeling of sorrow when we visited the memorial. We almost cried. We’re not tied in any way to any of the victims but we could feel it. The memorial is beautiful. I wish I had brought a flower for each of them.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written October 9, 2023
  • juliebfromindy
    Indianapolis, Indiana2,214 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful memorial
    This is a beautiful memorial to the people who were killer during the Salem witch trials. I loved how each name is on a bench and how the memorials are left on the bench ranging from pennies to flowers. I love the proximity to the graveyard. It is a must see. Free to enjoy and easily accessible.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written October 13, 2023
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Bob S
Warrenville, IL1,269 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
A somber and very pretty memorial to the people murdered for witchcraft. It is right next to the graveyard of the very people who did the murdering. Each bench tells you the brutal way of how the person was killed. Britanica.com states "The Salem witch trials and executions came about as the result of a combination of church politics, family feuds, and hysterical children, all of which unfolded in a vacuum of political authority."
Written December 2, 2023
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Jo A
Noosa, Australia48 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Free to visit. Easy walk around that I'm sure every tourist to Salem does. Informative to read the details of the "witches" on the stones. Worth the walk around and close to town.
Written November 15, 2023
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RP
Kansas City, KS9 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Save your money. It’s overpriced for what you get.

You were escorted into a large room that is dark, and there’s a story that plays that lights up each section of the story.
The mannequins you can tell they were old. If you aren’t sitting in the middle you won’t be able to see all of the light up sections.
Overall a waste of money!
Written November 4, 2023
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pjgrad
Kent, WA502 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
I thought this memorial was very well done. It fit into the surrounding area while still being special. It provoked the somber thoughtfulness necessary.
Written October 23, 2023
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Rashae Williams
Yardley, PA41 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
We had a lovely time here, mostly just spent walking through and reading the names, feeling the peace of the place. I would have actually preferred doing a tour hear to learn more about the people and their stories. But it was a great experience all the same.
Written October 21, 2023
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juliebfromindy
Indianapolis, IN2,214 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
This is a beautiful memorial to the people who were killer during the Salem witch trials. I loved how each name is on a bench and how the memorials are left on the bench ranging from pennies to flowers. I love the proximity to the graveyard. It is a must see. Free to enjoy and easily accessible.
Written October 13, 2023
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kelsterhere
Boise, ID18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
We got to go to this while on a walking tour (highly recommend) and we were able to hear the stories behind the people and how the memorial came to be.
Written October 11, 2023
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Danika10
Brownsburg-Chatham, Canada108 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
I came to Salem with my family and my mother. My mom and I felt this feeling of sorrow when we visited the memorial. We almost cried. We’re not tied in any way to any of the victims but we could feel it. The memorial is beautiful. I wish I had brought a flower for each of them.
Written October 9, 2023
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Eileen T
Virginia14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
Nice well kept memorial. You can take 5 minutes here or 30 depending on your interest. It’s just memorial stones with who was hung with the name and date of death, but definitely is a must see during a Salem trip.
Written October 8, 2023
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Della N
Bangor, ME5 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
Nice historical place to learn about a horrid past and pay respect. Would have spent more time here but it was overly crowded due to the Halloween celebration going on.
Written October 7, 2023
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