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Old Burying Point Cemetery

Salem, MA
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One of the Salem witch trial judges, Jonathan Corwin, is buried here.
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

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.

Thank Jess R
Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Thank Rosemary W
Reviewed 2 days ago

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.

Thank donnamaietta
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Interesting burial ground with those who lived in and around the witch hysteria area. Open free until 600pm, hang around a tour group and you will even get some free background history on those buried!

Thank Valentibruno
Reviewed 5 days ago

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

Thank LKSG123
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It was a very humbling place to walk among grave of people who came over on the May flower. And influential people during the witch trials

Thank klong68
Reviewed 5 days ago

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.

Thank Bookbutter
Reviewed 6 days ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an interesting stop -- a free way to experience some Salem history. Carnival atmosphere with the elephant ears, etc. nearby is disappointing -- curious why the city allows it...really cheapens the historic feel.

Thank hvonderh
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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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.
Natalie V
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
30 June 2015|
Response from J H |
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).