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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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Oldest burial ground in Salem!

This is a beautiful New England cemetery. Peaceful. Interesting. There is a Mayflower pilgrim buried here. Many headstones dating back to the late 1600's!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a significant graveyard based on Salem's history but it is very poorly maintained though due to huge volume of people waking through it and damaging the grounds. Despite signs indicating the site should be respected there was a group having a picnic there when we visited! The memorial to the innocent victims of 1692 adjacent to the cemetery... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a beautiful New England cemetery. Peaceful. Interesting. There is a Mayflower pilgrim buried here. Many headstones dating back to the late 1600's!

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Middlefield, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

While in Salem take a walk to the Old Burying Point Cemetery. Its free to visit. In the cemetery you will historical graves and many go back to the 18th century. Some of interesting engraving and inscriptions.

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Noblesville, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is free for viewing, but not at night. The graves goes back to the 18th century. Many historical graves. It's also helpful to read what all the symbols mean on the tombstone before touring it.

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Thank Morgan W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice place to visit. Loved the huge trees. Only thing that upset us was the disregard of some people of leaving garbage around the site. So disrespectful:( but a must see :)

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Thank Tina W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very old cemetery. If you have not been to an old cemetery in the past it is fun to go see it. It is located in the heart of the downtown area. It is easy to find and walk to. The memorial to those who died in The Salem Witch Trials is located within the cemetery and that is worth... More 

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Salem, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A visit to Salem would not be complete if you didn't visit the Old Burying Point Cemetery. Realizing that so many prominent people are buried just below your feet brings chills.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Took a great tour, the tour guide was great, told the whole history, about the cemetery, and the people who died during the Salem witch trial.

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Prince Geroge, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

lots of old haunts and really old stones-- self guided tour, took our time and lots to see.. love old haunting grounds.. dont you?

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Smallish graveyard. Wish the graves were maintained better but an ok walk through. Interesting to see.

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