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Old Burying Point Cemetery

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Description: One of the Salem witch trial judges, Jonathan Corwin, is buried here.
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We visited this cemetery with the evening Hocus Pocus Tour and again in the daylight as it is not permitted to walk through the cemetery at night. The tour gave the history and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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The Woodlands, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

We visited this cemetery with the evening Hocus Pocus Tour and again in the daylight as it is not permitted to walk through the cemetery at night. The tour gave the history and told stories of those buried in the cemetery. In the daylight you could walk among the headstones and view each name, some famous, most not. It is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Some people find it strange to go to cemetaries (my family often finds ourselves at cemetaries if we vaction is a historic place) but I find it just amazing. So much history and life stories to tell. Really a must see. Spend some time there if you can. We didn't pay for the tour and honestly I prefer it that... More 

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Kerrville, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This was one of my favorite parts of visiting Salem. There are so many headstone to look at and browse through. They even provide tours if you like, so you won't miss any of the important plots. I highly recommend stopping here. A plus, there's no fee to see it, of course.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Salem is an easy, small town to explore by taking the trolley or walking. While walking through Salem, we accidentally discovered the Old Burying Point Cemetery. The history you can discover by reading the headstones is remarkable. These weathered headstones engraved with names and dates from the 1600s are poignant reminders of the history of Salem's witch trials. Interestingly, Judge... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Gates do lock at dusk, so go check it out during the day. Second oldest cemetery in the USA. Small but full of history. Right beside the Salem Witch Trials Memorial. Please remember to respect these sites!!

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Bronx, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

This is the oldest cemetery in Salem and worth a few minutes to wander around and see the very old graves stones. You will see how old people were when they generally died back in colonial times. Many of the stones are completely unreadable now but it is still a good historical visit.

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North Adams Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Always a must see while visiting Salem! Second oldest cemetery in the country! Kept in very good shape. Walking through gives you the chills feels like you're connected with the past. If you are into all of the witch history this is a must see!

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Westville, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

It was interesting to walk through. The tombstones are very old, some dating back to the 1600s. I thought the artwork on the tombstones was very intriguing. No way you'd find skulls & skeletons on a grave marker today. Anyway, it's not a large cemetery so I'd give it 1/2 an hour tops. The walkway is gravel & even.

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coshocton, ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Nice spot to pay your respects. Good history behind it all. Nice to take a tour through here so you really understand why the memorial is there.

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Lenox
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This has always been on my "Must See" list when visiting Salem, we were so pleased to come upon it as we were entering the area, the Graves and Grounds are kept in excellent shape and as we were reading the stones two Costumed Characters were there to show and explain the Graves and who was who in the Cemetery... More 

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