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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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Great for history buffs, anyone interested in the time period, photography

The area around the cemetery can get crowded in October, but it is well worth it. The iconography on the stones is remarkable.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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East Aurora, New York
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East Aurora, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The area around the cemetery can get crowded in October, but it is well worth it. The iconography on the stones is remarkable.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Did a walking tour of the main street in salem and seen the shops and the cemetery. The cemetery is well kept and It is something to see once if in the area but wouldn't do a trip just to stop into salem. I found it very commercialized and one could spend a fortune seeing all the little sites and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited the cemetery in the evening during a guided tour we took so we weren't able to enter the cemetery. There were several stories we were told about the people buried there and about pirates who would meet at the edge of the cemetery.

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Surprise, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Another good stop on your tour of Salem. We always to visit the cemeteries all over the world. Very interesting to read how/when they passed

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What an interesting cemetery, if cemeteries are interesting!! Tombstones date to the 1600's and are in excellent condition as they keep this cemetery in tip top shape. Nathaniel Hawthorne courted Sophia,.his future wife, in the house next door, The Grimshaw House. I can picture the tall lanky Nathaniel peering in the windows over the rail fence.

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Watertown, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I guess if you like cemeteries this could be rated higher. To me it was just a cemetery that was old. Perhaps I missed that there was more history told here?

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Lynn, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It was a beautifully kept cemetery. and was very cool to see the old head stones and all the ornate carvings.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is one of the most historically important parts of Salem and best seen with a tour. There's plenty of interesting stuff here, including some graves of the original settlers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful old cemetery. Stones date back to the 1600's. Some can still de deciphered after all these years. Good place to stop and think about the history of this beautiful town.

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Eden, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This cemetery is the second oldest in the country and has a Mayflower passenger buried here. Awesome history is found here!

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