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Old Burying Point Cemetery

Address: Salem, MA
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Ranked #3 of 32 Attractions in Salem
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: One of the Salem witch trial judges, Jonathan Corwin, is buried here.
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Type: Cemeteries, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: One of the Salem witch trial judges, Jonathan Corwin, is buried here.

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Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

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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20 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
21 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Bucharest, Romania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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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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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