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Old Burying Point Cemetery

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Address: Salem, MA
Description: One of the Salem witch trial judges, Jonathan Corwin, is buried here.

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Beautiful

It was such a moving experience to walk around and see the beauty and history of this cemetery. We actually learned a lot of interesting information and it was within walking... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

It was such a moving experience to walk around and see the beauty and history of this cemetery. We actually learned a lot of interesting information and it was within walking distance of our hotel.

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San Francisco, California
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

Salem overall is such a magical place. This cemetery transports you back in time. It's easy to get to and we didn't spend much time here but glad we visited this place. Salem is a great place to spend a whole day with friends and family. See you soon Salem :)

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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

A very spooky yet intriguing place. It was lovely to just take our time and walk around reading the headstones. Hard to believe it actually happened. Worth the visit. 100%

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Red Lion, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Visited while on a witch walk tour, Tom the tour guide is great. Really opened my eyes and mind to what I never even thought about before. Put me on my path to my true spiritual beliefs.

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Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I wanted to check this out two years ago when I visited Salem during Halloween but it was closed. I checked it out this time and it was very interesting looking at the head stones. I was impressed by how old some of the people lived considering the time period. It was also a great photo opportunity when visited during... More 

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Oregon
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72 reviews 72 reviews
20 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

It was really cool getting to visit this cemetery for the historic value alone. The tombstones are original from the 1600's. If you are interested in the history of the witch trials, you will find that some of the people involved are buried right there. It is easy to access and not very big at all, so it is easy... More 

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NYC
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

One of the oldest cemeteries in the country, this is a must-see for those interested in history and/or the Salem witch trials. Several very old headstones, beautiful old trees and very easy to get to.

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Rockmart, Georgia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

It's an very old cemetery walk around reading the names and dates. At the one entrance there is a map on a stone to mark those of significance.

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Very interesting to walk through and read the dates and headstones. The history surrounding this cemetary is amazing.

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Blackstone, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

A very wonderful historical old cemetery where you may recognize names such as Hawthorne, Putnam and Nourse/Nurse. Leave a penny to let the spirits know you visited them. :-) If you are going to go and want to experience how beautiful this location is - go in early to mid October. The foliage hanging from the trees reaching over the... More 

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