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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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Dating back to early 1640!

A walk thru this very old graveyard was so very unbelievable! Dating as far back as the early 1600's! So many famous names on the gravestones! Very intriguing!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

A walk thru this very old graveyard was so very unbelievable! Dating as far back as the early 1600's! So many famous names on the gravestones! Very intriguing!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

It's worth a visit if you're in Salem and is right next to the witches memorial. Nathaniel Hawthorne's wife's house is basically in the cemetery, and would be a perfect haunted house. The graves are well kept and you can still read many of them.

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Traverse City, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Second oldest in the U.S. Wonderful to wander through. Very well kept up considering its age. Highly recommend for anyone who is visiting Salem

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Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Well it is what it is...a cemetery. Although as part of the history of Salem you would think that the town would try to ensure that the grounds would be kept tidy. Upon entering the garbage was overflowing and the lawn was in dire need of cutting. However it is interesting going through and reading all the tombstones and just... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Very interesting place to visit. This cemetery is the second oldest recorded burying place in the country and it's such a beautiful place to spend a few moments reflecting and paying respects

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long island ny
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

It is filled with such history! There are many stones that you can still make out the epitaph. It is very serene and peaceful there. I strongly recommend this as a stop to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

What a great plave to visit if you have amy interest at all in the beginnings of our nation. There are markers from the 1680's and you can clearly see the writings on the stones on many of the markers. An interesting and best of all free stop in Salem.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

An interesting point to do some of your own exploration of Salem's past without having to necessarily go into one of the town's museums with tons of other tourists.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Interesting but...really needs a guide to explain...and is often vandalized by disrespectful visitors (including broken headstones and stolen headstones). Town should really work on that.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

It does seem quite odd to spend some time walking around a cemetery but there is so much you can find! Make sure you take note of all the Puritan symbols on the gravestones - they all have such interesting back stories. Also you can find a Hawthorne buried here. Trust me it isn't as creepy as it sounds. It... More 

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