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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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  • Really interesting cemetery with Puritan background, gravestones were pretty interesting to check out. The house on the edge of the cemetery was interesting, and has some historical significance relat...  more »
  • This is a small cemetery right next to the Witch Trials Memorial. It has an aura of mystery. Reading the tombstones makes you wonder about their lives. This is a place that you must visit. 
  • 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 »