Salem Witch Trials Memorial
3:00pm - Visit the Witch Trial Memorial to read more about the history of the trials and the victims
Somber memorial featuring a series of stacked & inscribed granite stones abutting a burial ground.
If you are familiar with the real history of the Salem witch trials, this memorial may bring you to tears (it did for me!). It's located down a quiet side street and tastefully and sensitively commemorates the victims of this tragedy.
Striking in its simplicity, the Memorial is surrounded on three sides by a handcrafted granite wall. Inscribed in the stone threshold entering the Memorial are the victims’ protests of innocence. These protests are interrupted mid-sentence by the wall, symbolizing society’s indifference to…
Symbolically located behind the Old Burying Point, the Witch Trials Memorial serves as a somber place of remembrance for visitors and descendants of those condemned in 1692.
“Sure, it's a neat house with beautiful gardens, but the history is fascinating, as are the spooky vibes.... An amazing holdover from America's earliest days. ”
“The Derby Wharf Light Station was constructed in 1871 to better assist ships entering Salem Harbor. The lighthouse features a unique square design, and is only about 20 feet tall. The National Park Service gained ownership of the lighthouse in 1977, and today NPS rangers at the Salem Maritime National Historic Site are available to provide additional information about the light station. The interior of the lighthouse is not open to the public, however the exterior is accessible via a scenic walk to the end of Derby Wharf.”
“5:00pm - Lunch was skipped so time for an early dinner! This place gets crowded and for good reason.”
“The Witch Dungeon Museum will transport you to Salem circa 1692 through moving live reenactments of the witch trials. The performances are done by professional actresses in period costumes and are based on actual historical court transcripts from the 1692 trials, which resulted in the death of 19 of more than 150 accused “witches.” The museum also features a replica dungeon that resembles those where accused witches may have been held.”