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Old Burying Point Cemetery

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Address: Salem, MA

One of the Salem witch trial judges, Jonathan Corwin, is buried here.

One of the Salem witch trial judges, Jonathan Corwin, is buried here.

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Took just a wandering walk on a sunny day and really enjoyed this graveyard. It could use some improvements (like gravel walkways and a map of who is buried where) but overall it... read more

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Took just a wandering walk on a sunny day and really enjoyed this graveyard. It could use some improvements (like gravel walkways and a map of who is buried where) but overall it was very nice.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a very old cemetery with a lot of history. The old stones and stories were very interesting and our tour guide very informative. It was just a shame a gas station and insurance company bumped up to it.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Just seeing this burying ground was amazing. Soooo many tombstones and families buried here. Just like a creepy movie scene. It was one of my best spots to visit.

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Rochester, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Nothing special about this place but the history is there which is cool. There was a tour going on. We heard a bit about the hanging tree. The tour guide was so excited to tell the history behind it. Super creepy. This was a free place to visit so walk around. See the history

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

First and foremost, this is a cemetery and needs to be treated as such! Definitely NOT a place to picnic or let the kids run! The headstones are fragile, so be very careful where you step. In addition to being the final resting place of some historical figures, this cemetery is an amazing place to step back in time and... More 

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Wilkes-Barre, PA
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This cemetery is one of the oldest in the United States and the oldest in the city of Salem. A few 17th century historical figures are interred here, such as Jonathan Corwin and John Hawthorne, whom were both judges at the Salem Witch Trials. Mayflower pilgrim, Richard More is also buried here. Walk through the Old Burying Point Cemetery and... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I wish I was getting paid to promote the walking tour, but I am not. We had such a much better appreciation for historic sight, after the tour. It was literally place we went before heading to the airport, and that was out of respect for those who are buried there. It was also more interesting when you lean what... More 

Thank Greenarrrow
Stephentown, New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Old cemetery, interesting stones and epitaphs. A must see if you are in Salem. Right next to the Witch Trial Memorial.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very peaceful. We tried to stay on the path out of respect. The old oak tree was fascinating to look at. Reading the headstones was interesting.

Thank Karen A
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I stumbled upon the cemetery after viewing the memorial and I am pleased we did. Was interesting to spend some time and look at all the graves, especially of those who were connected to the trials. There is a board in the cemetery that shows the 'popular' burial sites as a guide but we struggled to find... More 

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