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Old Burying Point Cemetery

Salem, MA
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Ranked #3 of 36 Attractions in Salem
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
Owner description: One of the Salem witch trial judges, Jonathan Corwin, is buried here.
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Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
Owner description: One of the Salem witch trial judges, Jonathan Corwin, is buried here.

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Bucharest, Romania
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Stopped here at dusk - it's an eerie New England cemetery, worth a look. The Salem Witch Trials Memorial is right next to it.

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Found this cemetery on accident as we got off track. It's very eerie yet peaceful. Directly next to the Memorial.

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17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

A must for all history buffs and those that like creepy places. It very sad to see the headstones in disrepair but to be expected.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

It's peaceful walking around and get a sense of history. Also a great place to see ghosts too. The salem witch trial judges is buried there.

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SEA
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65 reviews 65 reviews
27 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

A cool little cemetery in the middle of Salem. It was a peaceful location with very old graves. It was neat to stroll around and observe the various styles of tombstones. One of the judges from the witch trials is buried here.

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Franklin, NJ
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

To walk the cemetery and to see the ages and years that people died is amazing since it is the 2nd oldest cemetery. It was also interesting to see what people leave at the graves. It makes you wonder if any of these people are decendants.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This was nothing spectacular, but very cool to walk through. Looking at the old gravestones was cool. The area really set the tone for halloween things to see. Another cool place for pics. Bonus is ......FREE!

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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

I find this cemetery really calming and soothing. Love to walk through here at night. It says that it closes at dusk, but they generally don't lock the gates.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Interesting, but not very helpful. Many of the inscriptions on the stones were hard to see. Others were reconstructed in a way that looked just fake. The concept is beautiful, but it needs more.

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Erin
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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This cemetery is so beautifully maintained, it is so difficult to believe how old it is...So much history, tour guides offer so much information about various graves and alongside it is the Memorial to the victims of the infamous witch trials. A very sacred and somber place one should experience.

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