Salem Witch Trials Memorial

Salem Witch Trials Memorial

Liberty St | Salem, MA 01970

http://salemaward.org/swtm/about-memorial/

Designed by the architect/artist team of James Cutler and Maggie Smith, the Salem Witch Trials Memorial was made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and has won national critical acclaim. It was dedicated on August 5, 1992, by Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel. The Memorial is designed to be a place of respect and reflection.

Striking in its simplicity, the memorial, which is located on Charter Street behind the Peabody Essex Museum, is surrounded on three sides by a handcrafted granite dry 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 oppression. Five locust trees, the last to flower and the first to lose their leaves, represent the stark injustice of the trials. At the rear of the memorial, visitors view the tombstones of the adjacent 17th-century Charter Street Burying Point, a reminder of all who stood in mute witness to the hysteria.

Nearby

Salem Chamber of Commerce

The mission of the Salem Chamber of Commerce is to make Salem a better place to live, work, and do business.

The Salem Night Tour

Salem's best nightly "Haunt and History Tour" Join the adventure every night at 8pm, our licensed guides lead you through legends ,history, and the infamous hysteria of 1692. This is a walking tour of downtown Salem, at a comfortable pace so dress accordingly. The Salem Night Tour is largely attended so reservations are strongly suggested

Essex National Heritage Commission

Essex Heritage works to preserve and enhance the historic, cultural and natural resources of Essex County, Massachusetts.

Salem Witch Museum

The Salem Witch Museum brings you there, back to Salem 1692. Visitors are given a dramatic history lesson using stage sets with life-size figures, lighting and a narration - an overview of the Witch trials that consumed Salem, Massachusetts.

The area from Boston, Massachusetts' doorstep extending to the New Hampshire border is a diverse and beautiful place with historical and cultural significance. Distances are short, prices are reasonable, and the people are friendly and welcoming. Known for cozy hotels and inns, delicious restaurants, fascinating museums and great beaches, North of Boston, MA is the ideal vacation destination. The North of Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau proudly promotes the thirty-four cities and towns of Essex County as a tourism destination.

©2014 North of Boston. All Rights Reserved. Website designed and developed by Sperling Interactive