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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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Sobering

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

I visited this place with a tour guide, who did a great job presenting the history of this area. I recommend this to any history buff.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016

The history behind this cemetery is amazing and thought provoking to say the least! Make sure to see it on a guided tour for inside to the gravestones and the infamous oak tree! I visit this place every time I go to Salem!

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Glen Burnie, Maryland, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016

We couldn't see much after dark - albeit very spooky- but I managed to find the graves of some famous dead folk. Interesting history, better with a tour I imagine.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

If you walk from the main shopping area towards the Maritime museum and dock area you pass this place, its up a small side street ( next to the witch museum) at the top. Take time to walk around and read all the grave stones as they are fasinating. There is a seperate little graveyard like a memorial with the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

Spooky accounts of those buried there. Some from the witch trials and condemning. A lantern, candlelight tour is done through the month of October. The whole month of October is Halloween haven for parades, parties, tours, throughout the city.

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