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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 1 week ago

This place and the Memorial are next to each other. It was interesting to see the old stones dating back hundreds of years.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Found this on the way to Gables house. Interesting to see graves from the 1700’s. Not that large. Hit it on your way around the red trail.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The history here is great, if you like old cemeteries you have to stop here , some of the stones details are really kind of beautiful

Thank Cindy W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of history in this Cemetery, including some of the "witches" buried here! It's located right in the middle of everything you would want to visit in Salem.

Thank Brenda D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It’s good for the historical element but there’s not too much special about it. There are some picturesque photo opportunities but generally a lot of heavily weathered stones and quite small. Worth a 10 minute visit to look round

Thank Lloyd J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A bit of Salem history here, and everything grave is amazingly old and historic. I was lucky to meet the local man who keeps an eye on the cemetery and Witch Trials memorial next to it. He showed me the grave of the infamous "hanging...More

Thank Jay P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my favorite place while visiting Salem. The preservation of the tombstones was amazing....I was in there for an hour reading them all and going back in time. The energy is quite solemn and there are some areas once there you are drawn to...More

Thank bkirby89
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a wonderful step back in time. The graves of Richard More, the only pilgrim from the Mayflower to settle in Salem and John Hathorne, the first judge of the witch trials. You'll find yourself walking around for quite some time.

Thank jerdc
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Super spooky but awesome if you love history! The headstones and tombs look like something from a Halloween store, they almost don’t look real. This is a must stop. It’s nice that they only let so many people in too so it isn’t so crowded,...More

Thank Jeanniexo
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Great Fun walking around and looking at all of the very old tombstones, the designs, the sayings the dates. There was a special section with stone seats to honor each individual who was hung/died during the The Salem Witchcraft Hysteria

Thank 393-On-The-Road
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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).