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Old Burying Point Cemetery

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Address: Salem, MA
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One of the Salem witch trial judges, Jonathan Corwin, is buried here.

One of the Salem witch trial judges, Jonathan Corwin, is buried here.

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We spent a little time wandering through the cemetery, reading the grave markers and talking about what we imaged their lives were like....it is right next to the Salem Witch... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Bedford, New Hampshire

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A very old cemetery. I wish there was better signage, and more history explained for people that don't know much about it.

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Bedford, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a little time wandering through the cemetery, reading the grave markers and talking about what we imaged their lives were like....it is right next to the Salem Witch Trials Memorial, so do them both.

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

A beautiful and serene cemetery space with some incredibly old graves and some of the most striking trees I have ever seen. Beautiful arching trees with golden leaves, that add to the eerie feeling of this place. The markers are there for John Proctor and many of the other people involved. Salem is such a pretty place with friendly people... More 

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Brockton, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

I've been to Old Burying Point Cemetery several times. Its best to go off season aka not near Halloween. Around Halloween you can hardly move in here. There is a "map" at the front of the cemetery with notable people who are interred here. Among them are players in the Salem witch trials and one of the captains of the... More 

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Upper Saint Clair, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

a very historic part ( and small part) of Salem's rich history. Can take a guided tour or wander up to see for your self.

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Springfield, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

The Old Burying Point reveals a great deal of Early Salem History. It is free and it is a near all the usual attractions. Also, the Gallows hill Witch Trials Memorial, adjacent to the cemetary, is a chilling reminder of what happens when humans act out of fear and prejudice.

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Pompano Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

New England has many old cemeteries worth visiting. Unfortunately, this is not one of them. There is no guidance as to which notable graves might be worth visiting. For the most part those involved in the witch trials are not buried here. The graves are not well-maintained, with many of them overgrown, and many of them trodden on by hapless... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015 via mobile

Loved it had a good time visiting this place and learning more about the history of this town and what it had to offer

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Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

The old tombstones are in great condition, a very old and eerie cemetery. It was very crowded as we were there Halloween weekend, so if your offended by people walking and taking pictures of cemeteries do yourself (and everyone around you) a favor and just skip it or go a time of year when it's not so busy.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Interested in the Witch trials of Salem, we had to stop off here. If you go, and you must. Take small tokens to leave on the stones. There are inscribed stones of all the people who died in these horribly tragic times.... If the Witch trials interest you at all... you will find it a bit emotional... Poignant..... To walk... More 

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