We went to the cemetery in July as a 2 day trip to Salem. The history of the place is amazing in the 1600's. Be careful that you do not kick over any gravestones as they are fragile. It is a definite go!
About Old Burying Point Cemetery
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Even though this cemetery is in the middle of the hustle and bustle of Salem's Old Town, it's peaceful. I used my imagination to picture a long ago Salem as I looked at the well worn headstones. It's free, and the location is good, so...More
Open during daylight hours, it's worth walking thru. Although, you'd be much better served to take a tour that includes a stop here, or do a self-guided tour after reading up on it's history. Interesting ancient trees growing in the graveyard and quite a few...More
Graves of old and very young date to the 1600s. Freely walk among the grave sites and note the style and years. Very interesting to wonder about the people and their life. It is right next to the Salem Witch Trial Memorial.
Glad we took the walk to visit the grounds but thought that there would have been more information available to the public. Maybe not a realistic expectation but I would have loved to know more about its history, how it's maintained today, and the like....More
One of the few things we enjoyed in Salem. My sister and I went early in the morning. There was a light drizzle and cloudy so it gave the cemetery an eerie feeling. More then that of just being in a cemetery in the early...More
Beautiful, historic, and necessary when traveling to Salem. Large oak trees that add strength and vitality to the setting. Judge Hathorne's grave us a place to reflect on how power can be dangerous and how mercy and acceptance are keys to humanity's survival.