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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

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!

Thank Shirleen S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

See the old buryijg grounds from 1630 anc understand Salem. How and who is buried here and why. Listen to the tours

Thank Mike A
Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It is a burial ground with a lot of history. The witches that we're hanged are buried there along with other prominent people. They have people who are dressed in period costumes to ask questions.

Thank worldtraveler1040
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Traveler O
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank jbwhitehouse
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This cemetary is in the middle of town which I found neat and odd. It is full of old graves. Its very small so you can easily see everyones grave you want to see. There is a mayflower pilgram buried there. This is also right...More

1  Thank Brandi B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

1  Thank sejj33
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Aliengirl702
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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.

Thank Shawn C
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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).
1 June 2015|
Response from Marshall B | Reviewed this property |
The town of Salem public parking garage - high rise type - is a real deal - 25 cents per hour - and it is close by most of what you want to see in the area, including the cemetery. So, rather than trying to find free parking... More