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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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Old Burying Point

I think that cemeteries,especially really old cemeteries,are very interesting. They tell the history of a location and The Burying Point Cemetery is full of history. From some of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Torrington, Connecticut
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Torrington, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I think that cemeteries,especially really old cemeteries,are very interesting. They tell the history of a location and The Burying Point Cemetery is full of history. From some of the more prominent figures of Salem history, like John Hathrone, one of the hanging judges, of the Salem witch trials to others involved with Salem at that time.

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Lexington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We kept going back to see what we missed. Hubby bought a new camera and it was a great place to try it out. You feel history there for sure.

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Independence, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Interesting place to visit while in Salem. The age of the stones and the condition they are in is pretty impressive. Lots of history.

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East Aurora, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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 3 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 4 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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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