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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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Loved all the old headstones!

We accidentally ran across the cemetery walking around the town. We loved walking around the streets admiring all the old buildings. The cemetery is located right next door to the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We accidentally ran across the cemetery walking around the town. We loved walking around the streets admiring all the old buildings. The cemetery is located right next door to the Witch Memorial. Be sure to look at the diagram at the front of the cemetery that points out where some of the more notable markers are located. One grave in... More 

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Glastonbury, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The cemetery is closed at night so make sure you go during the day. Make sure you see the blasted tree that's growing out of the grave of the man who was killed by lightning. Taking one of the Salem tours will give you some background information before you go to the cemetery.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Open during daylight hours only. Photos are permitted but rubbings and etchings are not. Easy walk through the cemetery and memorial area, watch for squirrels! Located right next to the "Grimshaw house".

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Worth a visit and you can comfortably cover this in around 15 minutes. There are quite a number of headstones that have the names clearly marked so it makes this an interesting experience.

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Port Washington, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

As part of the walking tour we visited this grave yard. I am glad the city is making efforts to save the historic sites

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West Linn, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You might think it creepy to wander through an old historical cemetery, but it is interesting to see the names of historical figures as you search the head stones. The Hathorne family, related to Nathaniel Hawthorne (name spelling change to distance the author from the witch trials) are buried here. There is also a memorial to the people who were... More 

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Umbarger, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a nice time walking around in the rain. It was an interesting walk with some really old headstones

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Denison, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed this better than the other sites around here, very interesting place to just walk and read.

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Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must see if you like cemeteries or historical sites. Small, quaint cemetery with very old (300 years or more) gravestones and trees. Also, it's right next to the witches' memorial, so you can see two historical sites at once...for free!

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Pittsburgh PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My boyfriend and I love visiting old cemeteries and since we were in the Salem area, this was a must see for us. It is a beautiful, old cemetery and was so interesting to read the gravestones. One of the most interesting was one gentleman who passed away in 1692 and was a Mayflower pilgrim. This cemetery is very well... More 

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