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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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Visited location without tour guide...accessible to all visitors however best with tour guide to obtain more information... its nice for older kids to see and learn but would not... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited location without tour guide...accessible to all visitors however best with tour guide to obtain more information... its nice for older kids to see and learn but would not advise to take young children ...

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Bangor, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I recommend going at a slower time of year since it's clearly a huge tourist attraction. There is amazing artwork on so many of the stones and it's obviously filled with such interesting history. Everyone should go at least once!

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Wanaque, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Sad and beautiful all in one. Wonderful place to visit at night and feel the energy. As I walk around I envision myself speaking with the spirits. A must for everyone to visit when your in Salem.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Is very interesting to know the history of salem. And part of it is the cementery, kind of creapy at first but them you get used to it.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's an interesting old cemetery and the headstones are lovely, classic examples of what New Englanders were able to produce for their dead. I was amazed at the legibility of some of the older stones.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A sobering reminder of the tragedy that happened in this town. While we didn't go on a tour, we had the opportunity to walk through on our own and it was a surreal experience to see the graves of the lives lost. Also, a learning experience, as the headstones have different marking indicating different causes of death, ages, status, etc.

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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

Really interesting cemetery with Puritan background, gravestones were pretty interesting to check out. The house on the edge of the cemetery was interesting, and has some historical significance related to Nathaniel Hawthorne. Make sure you check out the tree that supposedly gets struck by lightening every 22 years.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2016 via mobile

This is a small cemetery right next to the Witch Trials Memorial. It has an aura of mystery. Reading the tombstones makes you wonder about their lives. This is a place that you must visit.

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Corinth, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016 via mobile

Windy and cold walk through the old cemetery. It's up on top of a hill so dress warm if you go in November. There is a run down caretakers house that sits on the cemetery. It was interesting to read the names and dates in the head stones. My daughter found her birthday day on one headstone, she found that... More 

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Griffin, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

This was a beautiful cemetery, it was quite crowded but we expected that. A lot of history here. And if you're a Red Dead fan there's a grave here with the name John Marston on it!

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