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Salem’s oldest cemetery, founded in 1637, and final resting place for several notable Salem residents. Located directly behind this cemetery is the Witch Trials Memorial. Old Burying Point is closed for improvements September 28-November 3, 2019.
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We thought this was where the innocent people hung in 1692 were buried but it isn't. There is a memorial right next to this cemetery that is a memorial to them. There is a list of names of significant people buried here but we didn't...More
CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS BUT it's small enough that you can walk by and still get the benefit. Apparently the entire graveyard was washed away hundreds of years ago when the waterline was at the edge of it (and not at least 0.5-1 mile away as...More
Save your trip for next year. The Old Burying point Cemetary is right next to the Witch Trial Memorial, but due to renovations the cemetery gates are locked up, so there is no entrance to the cemetery. The cemetery looks interesting, but none of the...More
We saw this just before Salem closed the site for restoration (September 28 through November 3, 2019). One entrance has a bronze map to help find some of the more famous occupants. For example, we located the stone of John Hathorne, a judge during the...More
We happened to see the cemetery *right* before they closed it for renovations and maintenance. Very cool to see how well the stones have been cared for, and interesting to see how they're preserving the crumbling stones by encasing them in granite braces, as it...More
When we visited the area was being upgraded and no access was allowed. Parts of the cemetery may have been sinking? We were still able to see everything without going in the cemetery. Highly recommended!
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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
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 "witches" right beside the cemetery. But there are several walking tours that would include this cemetery that might be interesting to take.