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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 yesterday via mobile

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.

Thank schultse
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very interesting area to visit. We loved walking around and reading the tombstones. It's amazing how these tombstones have been so well kept over the years. Definitely check this out if you're in the area - must see.

Thank Augustandwally
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

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.

Thank Boeuf49
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Old Burying point really takes you back to Puritan days with skulls on some of the tombstones. Very historical and Informative.

Thank Magik01301
Reviewed 3 days ago

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

Thank mynameOhio
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

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

Thank Anthony A
Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Thank pat k
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A definite must see. The majority of the gravestones are ineligible and that's ok. History is everywhere in Salem. Some locals still put flowers on the gravestones of accused witches that were hung or pressed.

Thank Karen G
Reviewed 6 days ago

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

Thank vman09
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank AliciaWalker
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Brandalee W
5 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
1 July 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).