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Old Burying Point Cemetery, Salem
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Established in 1637, Old Burying Point Cemetery is the second oldest known cemetery in the United States, featuring headstones so old that some are crumbling. Look for the burial spot of John Hathorne--apart from being the great-great grandfather of the famous writer Nathaniel Hawthorne, he was also the judge during the infamous Salem Witch Trials. Although no one knows where the victims of the trial were buried, a memorial has been erected at this cemetery. Numerous other intriguing people rest here as well, illustrating Salem's eerie and colorful past. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Old Burying Point Cemetery by using our Salem tour planner.
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  • Windy and cold walk through the old cemetery. It's up on top of a hill so dress warm if you go in November. There is a run down caretakers house that sits on the cemetery. It was interesting to read t...  more »
  • This was a beautiful cemetery, it was quite crowded but we expected that. A lot of history here. And if you're a Red Dead fan there's a grave here with the name John Marston on it! 
  • I visited this place with a tour guide, who did a great job presenting the history of this area. I recommend this to any history buff.