Salem Witch Trials - Places

Contemporary view of the Rebecca Nurse House (c. 2004).   Rebecca lived with her husband, Francis Nurse,  at the heart of a 300-acre farm. The Nurses could not have purchased such a large property had not their seven married children agreed to help pay off the mortgage. Rebecca was seventy-one years old and the mother of eight children when she was hanged on July 19, 1692.

The Rebecca Nurse House, located at 149 Pine Street, in Danvers, Massachusetts, is now a historic house museum open to the public and owned by the Danvers Alarm List, a colonial-era re-enactment group dedicated to the care and preservation of the Nurse homestead and its surrounding farmland.

The Salem Village Witchcraft Victims’ Memorial (c.1992). Located in Danvers, Massachusetts at 176 Hobart Street, this monument was designed and erected by the Salem Village Witchcraft Tercentennial Committee. The land upon which it stands was donated to the Town of Danvers. It is open to the general public from dawn to dusk.

The gravestone of Elizabeth Parris, wife of Reverend Samuel Parris (1696).

Located in the Wadsworth Cemetery in Danvers, Massachusetts, the grey, slate headstone of Elizabeth Parris bears an inscription composed by Reverend Samuel Parris.   

Images of the Gallows Hill in Salem, past and present.