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Old Burying Point Cemetery: Tours & Tickets

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Salem’s oldest cemetery, founded in 1637, and final resting place for several notable Salem residents. Located directly behind this cemetery is the Witch Trials Memorial. Old Burying Point is closed for improvements September 28-November 3, 2019.
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Super cool in the history behind the Salem witchcraft hanging. Free excursion so a walk around the memorial is a great excursion

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank regbear321
Reviewed yesterday

not every day you see a cemetery that's been around over 350 years. this cemetery is a neat thing to see if you are walking by. it was closed to tourists on our visit so a view from the roadside is all we had. we...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

We were there the last day in September before the gates were closed for the month of October. It was amazing to see tombstones from the 1600's. Loved reading the inscriptions and dates.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank sherriy962
Reviewed 4 days ago

We thought this was where the innocent people hung in 1692 were buried but it isn't. There is a memorial right next to this cemetery that is a memorial to them. There is a list of names of significant people buried here but we didn't...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Tofurry
Reviewed 5 days ago

CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS BUT it's small enough that you can walk by and still get the benefit. Apparently the entire graveyard was washed away hundreds of years ago when the waterline was at the edge of it (and not at least 0.5-1 mile away as...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Brenna P
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Save your trip for next year. The Old Burying point Cemetary is right next to the Witch Trial Memorial, but due to renovations the cemetery gates are locked up, so there is no entrance to the cemetery. The cemetery looks interesting, but none of the...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Eerily beautiful site. Enjoyed learning this is the second oldest cemetery in the USA. The memorials were laid with flowers and mementos to honor those wrongfully persecuted. This is a must see site.

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved this however was closed to walk through however still looked through gates . The tombstones are maybe an inch or two thick.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 637feliciam
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the Salem Witch Trials Memorial and were able to look beyond the fence at the cemetery. It is closed for renovations at the time and would love to return and actually walk through.

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank meganj890
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This cemetery can still be seen from the pathway, but is currently closed for renovation. It contains the graves of prominent people included in the trials but not the victims themselves.

Date of experience: October 2019
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Brandalee W
4 August 2017|
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Response from cesejs | Reviewed this property |
I don't think dogs are allowed. The cemetery is very small and there are places to sit right outside the actual burial area, including the adjacent Salem Witch Memorial.
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Kbouwman99
29 December 2016|
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Response from Marshall B | Reviewed this property |
There is really no need to book a tour to see the Old Burying Point Cemetery, and there is a very useful map/chart at one end (check the photo I attached to my review). And do not miss the small memorial area for the Salem... More
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clynnst
30 June 2015|
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Free to stroll through (lots of the spooky tours in the area stop by here and talk about the graves if you wanted to pay for that experience).
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