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This is a memorial to the 19 people who were hung and the person who was pressed to death in 1692 because they were thought to be witches. Each person has a concrete slab with her name and execution date on it. It is a...More
If you are visiting Salem, you owe it to the people who were persecuted in 1692 to visit this site. I never realized how much symbolism was built into this memorial until our guide from the Crow's Corner tour told us about it.
I didn't expect to feel as moved as I did visiting this memorial. There is a heaviness in the air that conveys the seriousness of the situations these people were exposed to. The attached cemetery was closed for renovation, but you were able to see...More
Took my teenage granddaughter who had just finished reading The Crucible she found the whole experience town and all the people she met truly amazing and educational in learning more about what truly happened! She’s looking forward to going back!
Cemetery trodden by visitors, which is sad, but there I was trodding too. Trying to be respectful. Alot of the headstones seemed displaced. I asked tour guide if bodies over the years had been "moved" around as well as headstones. He said they were. And...More
Very meaningful memorial for the poor, innocent victims of the Salem Witch Hunt tragedy. Peaceful setting. Remember to bring flowers and read the quotes taken from court transcripts carved into the stone on the ground as you enter the memorial.