This monument has been placed in honor of the victims of the Salem Witch Trials of 1692 that took place in the city. For the 300th Anniversary of the tragic incident the memorial was dedicated in 1992 and rededicated in 2012. Of the 20 people that were wrongfully executed and the many others that faced consequences of being accused this stone and surrounding walls represent the challenges that the people of Salem faced. Also at the memorial are 20 granite benches each with a name of a person who lost their life due to the witch hunt.

Nearby is the Old Burying Point Cemetery which contains the graves of several key people involved in the witch trials. The cemetery is one of the oldest in the entire country. This memorial in particular was created from the result of a design competition for the best representation of a monument for the incident. Arthur Miller, author of The Crucible, was in attendance to announce the plans in 1991 and later in 1992, famed Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel led the dedication ceremony.

Monument to the Salem Witch Trial Victims, Salem, Massachusetts

The memorial is located on Liberty Street and is free to visit in downtown Salem, Massachusetts. For more information about the memorial please visit https://salemwitchmuseum.com/locations/witch-trials-memorial/.

Thanks for reading and as always, keep on truckin’!

-Violet Sky

About the Author Violet Sky

Violet Sky has had a life long passion for adventure! Growing up in Michigan and spending time traveling to over 31 states on family vacations by her eighteenth birthday gave her an appreciation for the open road. After finding the most beautiful beach she has dedicated her home port to Panama City Beach, Florida.

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