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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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Must see in Salem

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!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Griffin, Georgia
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Griffin, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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Bethpage, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We walked through late at night. It's amazing to see all these preserved graves, yet sad to think of all those who have passed on. Kind of spooky to walk through at night.

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Naperville, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are interested in history take the cemetery tour, and get the story behind many of the people buried there, like the judges from the witch trials and more. It brings Salem's past alive!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This cemetery is well kept and well documented - you should not get lost trying to find a grave. But the real victims what makes Salem what it has become - the "witches" - were not allowed to be buried in a cemetery, so fortunately there is now a place where they can be identified and remembered. It is right... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very cool cemetery steeped in history. Many characters from the witch hysteria are buried here. There is even a person on the Mayflower buried here, so you can get a picture of how old this cemetery really is. You can see the history in the grave stones as well as little trinkets people have left on the graves. When we... More 

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