“inscribed with the name of the accused”
Each of this park's 20 stone benches represents a person executed in the infamous 1692 witch trials.
This was an interesting stop along the walk through Salem. Fairly straightforward, serving entirely as a static memorial.
The memorial is on a side street, in the main part of town. It is a quick walk through, and while not very flashy, is a great place for introspection and remembrance, especially when compared with the other more touristy parts of the town. It is also adjacent to a cemetery that is open to the public, and contains very old grave stones, which were interesting to peruse.
Neat to see.
We didn't get to see everything we wanted to in Salem due to time constraints but this was at the top of our list. The whole day hat been hot and clear but on our way over to the memorial and cemetary the temperature drastically changed and it became overcast threatening rain. Luckily the rain held off and we got to walk through the memorial which definitely had a heavy sadness to it. It was a great experience.
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Salem Witch Trials Memorial
- Wed: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
- Tue, Fri: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Sun: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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