It’s an interesting place to check out. It’s basically right in with all the happenings in Salem so you don’t have to go far to find it. It’s right next to the Witch Memorial too.
About Old Burying Point Cemetery
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This cemetery is the oldest in Salem, with headstone going back to the 1600s. Some of those buried here are famous, such as Richard More, a Mayflower passenger, and John Hathorne, a judge in the witch trials. Famous or not, it is interesting to read...More
This was a very interesting cemetery. I would have enjoyed it more if the tour guide was more knowledgeable. He brought up interesting facts but couldn't answer the more in-depth questions raised.
We decided to walk through this cemetery after visiting the Witch Trails Memorial. This burying ground has a lot of history and very old headstones. You can tell how aged the headstones are by how hard some of them are to read. It is worth...More
Definitely visit this place during the day, because it is forbidden to enter any cemetery at night. Can view with plenty of light from the Salem Witch Trials memorial.
I've been to many New England burying grounds. This one has some unique stones I have never seen elsewhere. This burying ground has a few burials connected to the witch trials but some predate the trials and most come from after that time. This is...More
The tombstones are hard to read, age and weather has made some of them opaque- that in itself is sobering. But many of them just tell the tale of someone loved and lost, and too often, too soon. A wife of 22, two babies of...More