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Old Burying Point Cemetery

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

We visited this cemetery on our way up the east coast. Worth the visit to see some of our history (good & bad).

Thank natejr
Reviewed 2 days ago

Saw this cemetery from a tour. The slate stones that are in the photo for the site are in excellent condition. The cemetery is smaller than I expected, but has a lot of very old graves. Interesting to see stones from that era!

Thank Patricia I
Reviewed 3 days ago

The real deal - for a budget travel in Salem, this is free to visit and well worth a wander around- cannot beat old grave stones to tell the history of an area better than any paid for interpretation.

Thank Daleslady
Reviewed 6 days ago

A small original cemetery with burials going back to the early 1600s. Accessible and interesting. The witches that were executed were not allowed to be buried here. They were dumped in a witches put although relatives and friends removed them by 1671.

Thank Gunner1886
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the real deal in Salem. These graves and gravestones should be revered and left untouched, but too many unwitting visitors fail to be respectful. That said, I still recommend that visitors to Salem visit this sacred site and refrain from selfies and other...More

Thank Stan F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is a lot of history here from the town years back. It is interesting to walk through. I suggest coming.

Thank The B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Date of visit: Sunday, Aug 5th, 2018 (and others) This cemetery is beautiful. eerie and full of history. The Headstones are mostly intact original head stones, and while there is much fading of the writing on some of them, mostly you can still make out...More

Thank RogueTrippers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love this cemetery. The headstones are in great shape for being so old. It’s because they were made from slate rather than some of the materials used later. There is a local guide book to the cemetery you can purchase too from one of...More

Thank Safari102836
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Has some of the oldest headstones in America. It's a nice walk through with beautiful trees, crypts/atombs, and paths. This is next to the benches dedicated to those who lost their lives during the Salem Witch Trials.

Thank Judith P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very old cemetery. Worth seeing as you walk by. I believe oldest graves in Salem. Would have been nice to take tour of city, but we were pressed for time.

Thank chadyoung1
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Brandalee W
August 4, 2017|
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Response from cesejs | Reviewed this property |
I don't think dogs are allowed. The cemetery is very small and there are places to sit right outside the actual burial area, including the adjacent Salem Witch Memorial.
Natalie V
December 29, 2016|
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Response from Marshall B | Reviewed this property |
There is really no need to book a tour to see the Old Burying Point Cemetery, and there is a very useful map/chart at one end (check the photo I attached to my review). And do not miss the small memorial area for the Salem... More
June 30, 2015|
Response from J H |
Free to stroll through (lots of the spooky tours in the area stop by here and talk about the graves if you wanted to pay for that experience).