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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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Well kept for such an oldCemetery.

There are guides for hire right by the entrance. There are quite a few vagrants there and two were brawl ugh while we visited so a little frightening. I would not walk alone... read more

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

There are guides for hire right by the entrance. There are quite a few vagrants there and two were brawl ugh while we visited so a little frightening. I would not walk alone. Learn some history before going. Here are also a couple tombs.. It is said one girl was buried alive. There is also the only marked grave of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We didn't spend a lot of time here because we had just left Boston that morning and were on our way to Bar Harbor, Maine, but my wife has always wanted to see the Salem Witch Trials Memorial, and we just had to take a stroll through the cemetery. We parked in a tiny lot next to the cemetery that's... More 

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Rochester, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I strongly recommend you stop by the Old Burying Point Cemetery when in Salem. It is right next to the Salem Witch Trials Memorial which I think is quite fitting--the memorials of the accused can be seen from the graves of some of their accusers. We visited as part of the Bewitched After Dark tour which I think is the... More 

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Middlebury, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Stroll amongst some of the little known greats of our past such as Elbridge Gerry, VP of the US, Gen. John Glover, who saved Washington's army more than once, Azor Orne and Jeremiah Lee who contributed so much to the creation of this country. Set on a lonely hillside with distant ocean views, there is so much history here in... More 

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Lexington Park, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It's best to have a guide or a book which guides you through the area. Many of the stones have interesting engravings which you might not note otherwise.

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had to walk through this cemetery just for the sheer history alone! Some of the graves were from the late 1600s. Most 1800's. Many of the tombstones are so worn that you can't read the inscription. There is a place next to the cemetery that has stones for people, men and women, who were accused of witchcraft in 1692... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Many Salem residents have been buried here - well more than the number of headstones would suggest. Do some research before you go so that some of the names on the headstones will be familiar to you. Do you know why Nathaniel Hawthorne changed his name from Hathorne? Find out, and visit his family's grave. There are usually docents available... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The age and history tied to this Cemetery is amazing! Some of the stones were broken off by vandals but they were working to glue them back together. Well worth the time to tour it.

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Medford, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Interesting old cemetery, with some connections to witch trials. No accused witches though - they weren't allowed to be buried properly. It's gated off at night with signs warning people to report odd happenings. Not talking ghosts -- grave robbers! Supposedly last year someone tried to dig up a grave and drew a crowd of people thinking it was some... More 

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Southborough, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The tours are great i have got a lot of different Orbs and color ones also it's a little scary but it's very interesting to go to see what you can catch on camera.

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