I love visiting cemeteries. This was one of the coolest ones I have seen. Many 17th and 18th century stones that are still very readable. We enjoyed finding the "famous" stones thanks to the map onsite.
About Old Burying Point Cemetery
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This was a wonderful place to review the individuals and families who made the early history of Salem. Guides were present in the cemetery. The only thing lacking were plaques providing information about the people who inhabited and were buried in Salem.
We did not make a special trip here, but rather was part of our tour. We heard all about the cemetery and some of its inhabitants. Was rather sad, as we also heard about all the inconsiderate people who visit each Halloween with little to...More
We walked through this historic site on the way back to the hotel after dinner. Eerie sounds of birds and bugs resonated in the darkness. Ancient worn tombstones surrounded us invoking a contemplation of life and lives of those who preceded us. Worth a visit...More
If in Salem, stopping by the cemetery, located next to the witch memorial is a must. expect to spend about 30 minutes. It is free. I do wish we would have taken adavantage of a guided tour. We saw a couple going on and they...More
Lots of history with some very old graves going back to the 1600's. If you like cemeteries this is a 'must see'.. The cemetery is very well maintained and have even set some of the very old stones inside of new stones to preserve them....More
This is probably something that would be better to experience with a tour guide. We overheard a really great one telling all sorts of stories about the buried. For us, since we didn't have a tour guide, there wasn't much to take away. I would...More