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Old Burying Point Cemetery

Salem, MA
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One of the Salem witch trial judges, Jonathan Corwin, is buried here.
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you’re into history and “all things old” this cemetery is worth a walk through in addition to Granary grounds in Boston. Old original headstones. Sort of creepy and somber.

Thank Demi R
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Reviewed 6 days ago

There are many important people in Salem's history buried here. There atmosphere is very nice and peaceful in the cemetery too even though it is near a road. One of the main sights in Salem.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We flew in to Boston on a Wednesday morning and spent the afternoon in Salem since we were just staying one night nearby before heading up to Acadia National Park. We mostly just wandered through Salem looking at the shops and buildings, which were all...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The headstones and trees are very old. They even have a mayflower passenger and one of the judges from the witch trails buried in there. Worth a stop.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Another neat, old cemetery with some interesting historical people (like a Mayflower passenger). There is a reference map if you enter from the street (not from the memorial).

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Mayor of Salem and everyone who makes money from this important historical site should be embarrassed by the shape of this cemetery! The stones are old I understand but there is no excuse for the filth that surrounds them! Weeds, trash and a poorly...More

1  Thank 787sully
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Following the Red Line of the Heritage Trail bring you by. There was a large brass plaque allegedly delineating where various important Salem folk were buried, but it was still hard to locate the graves and stones and above ground tombs. And when you found...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such history and sadness surrounding this place. I love that they have flowers set out for each grave.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I took a couple of days to look around Salem for the history and, of course, the witch stories. The headstones say a lot about the past residents of Salem and you'll find some very interesting reading + it's right beside the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went a wander around here after visiting the witches memorial. Was a nice cemetery, the gravestones where strangely thin. Would be creepy at night.

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Brandalee W
5 August 2017|
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Response from cesejs | Reviewed this property |
I don't think dogs are allowed. The cemetery is very small and there are places to sit right outside the actual burial area, including the adjacent Salem Witch Memorial.
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Natalie V
29 December 2016|
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Response from Marshall B | Reviewed this property |
There is really no need to book a tour to see the Old Burying Point Cemetery, and there is a very useful map/chart at one end (check the photo I attached to my review). And do not miss the small memorial area for the Salem... More
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clynnst
1 July 2015|
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Free to stroll through (lots of the spooky tours in the area stop by here and talk about the graves if you wanted to pay for that experience).
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