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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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A Great Historical Sight to See!

Beautiful and peaceful old cemetery. it was great to walk around and check out the dates on the headstones as well as see the witches memorial attached to it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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New Haven, Connecticut
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New Haven, Connecticut
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Beautiful and peaceful old cemetery. it was great to walk around and check out the dates on the headstones as well as see the witches memorial attached to it.

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Marrero, Louisiana, United States
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8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

I really enjoyed walking through the cemetery. There are tons and tons of old headstones, including one from a pilgrim that came in on the Mayflower! The headstones varied in condition and it was amazing to see how well preserved some were considering they were 300+ years old. I'd love to go back and look around more.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This cemetery was well maintained and a must see for those who love history. It gave me chills to see the dates on the headstones and wonder what they have been though. I am glad that Salem was able to work this artifact into modern times and not hide it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

My friends think I'm strange because I love to haunt old cemeteries. I love to read headstones and wonder about the history and lives of those buried beneath. A must see!

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Oneonta, New York
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The original headstones can still be seen and partially read. We found it historically pleasing and a aesthetically beautiful...especially on a rainy morning.

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Baltimore, MD
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

There is a lot to take in at the Cemetery- and a lot that you could miss if you don't go on a tour. We tried to walk around and just look at things without paying for a tour but we didn't get as much out of it as we would have if we had paid for a tour. Some... More 

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vermont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Very old and as well kept as possible. No grave rubbings allowed - recommend you do your research on genealogy prior to arriving - most stones are in poor condition.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I believe the oldest cemetery in Salem. That of which is home to many influential figures during the Salem witch trials. You can find it behind the Frankenstein Castle and witch wax museum (which is kinda cheesy). Free to go in, but must visit before sunset! We took the purple line in from Boston and the train dropped us off... More 

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Enjoying walking around and reading the tombstones. The children enjoyed it as well. It also helped that we had taken a "witch's museum" tour previously so we were familiar with some of the names.

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Elysburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I loved seeing the artwork and inscriptions on the gravestones. I didn't have a guided tour, but I'm sure that would have added to the experience.

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Address: Salem, MA
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Salem

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