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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 3 days ago

Lots of history with some very old graves going back to the 1600's. If you like cemeteries this is a 'must see'.. The cemetery is very well maintained and have even set some of the very old stones inside of new stones to preserve them....More

Thank vman09
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is probably something that would be better to experience with a tour guide. We overheard a really great one telling all sorts of stories about the buried. For us, since we didn't have a tour guide, there wasn't much to take away. I would...More

Thank AliciaWalker
Reviewed 4 days ago

I love old graveyards and this is one of the best. I wish we could have found the graves we were looking for, though. The map wasn't much help - thus the 4 stars.

Thank Dkina
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a small old cemetery definitely worth a visit. It is impressive, especially in connection with Witch Trials Memorial located just behind its wall.

Thank EvaF2Eva
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited on a Sunday morning about 9.30am, but the gate was locked. We could see, from the Witch Memorial, into the graveyard and it all looked very interesting. You get a very solemn vibe from this place.

Thank BigMerk
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the cemetery at dusk on several tours, and on our own in the daytime. Again, the guides are so insightful explaining the cemetery and who is buried there. It is well worth the time to visit with a guide then return on your...More

Thank Denise B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We strolled here after visiting the Salem Witch Trials Memorial since it was adjacent to the cemetery. The cemetery was well worth the visit and it is steeped in history. There was even a gravestone of a Pilgrim! There was a bronze map at the...More

Thank Judith M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I visited this cemetery and were satisfied with all of the Graves we visited. Very old and very intresting.

Thank Lexi W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As long as everyone respects the residents of this sacred space, touring it is not ghoulish. Its historical significance is important. Something we should all see and contemplate. The addition of the stone wall and the memorial benches is a respectable way to honor those...More

Thank lov2travel0791
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a place to check out and see all the old stones. Was clean and semi informative. Would have been nice to have some plaques on certain locations for those who serviced a role in the history of Salem. Just so you could find...More

Thank Lydia W
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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.
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
1 July 2015|
Response from J H |
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).