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“Mixed Review”

Old Burying Point Cemetery
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Owner description: One of the Salem witch trial judges, Jonathan Corwin, is buried here.
Kitchener, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Mixed Review”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

I love old cemeteries and this is beautiful and full of history! The only part I disliked is that the graves are not sectioned off and visitors can just walk anywhere, right over the graves, touch the gravestones, etc. There doesn't appear to be any surveillance or anyone watching at all to help maintain the sanctity of some ones final resting place. I just find this disrespectful. On the brighter side, there is a map that indicates where the more famous graves are. The grave of the Judge is here.

Visited October 2012
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Gill, Massachusetts
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“Spooky”
Reviewed May 24, 2013

It was interesting to see all the old stones and read about the people buried there. It was spooky, you almost feel as if they are there with you watching over the town still....highly recommend if your into history and Salem!!

Visited October 2012
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Wernersville, Pennsylvania
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“spooky at night”
Reviewed May 23, 2013

It was very interesting to see all those grave stones from back in the 1600 and 1700's. Also to read all the names of the executed and accused of witch craft form 1692.

Visited May 2013
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“Ancestor Search”
Reviewed May 22, 2013

The site appeared to be well maintained, but saw garbage left about. The tour companies should stress the need to be respectful and clean up after themselves. Although there is a map of prominent people who are buried at this site, I would have liked a list of all who were buried.

Visited May 2013
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Connecticut Yankee
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“Wonderful History”
Reviewed May 16, 2013

I've been to this cemetery in October; it's a madhouse and some of the behaviors I observed were extraordinarily disrespectful. But this visit was much better; we had the place virtually to ourselves and could read the stones and take photos.

I do wish they had better trash pick-up, however. Both barrels were totally full and overflowing. If ever a location was crying out for the solar compacting trash cans, it's this one.

Visited May 2013
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