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Old Burying Point Cemetery, Salem

Categories: Cemeteries, Tourist Spots
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4.2/5 based on 850+ reviews on the web
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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  • Those of us in New England see these burying grounds all the time. This one is cool because it is right in the heart of the halloween craziness in Salem. There are a few tours that run through but if ...  read more »
  • It was pretty amazing to walk amongst such old and historic tombstones! The graveyard itself isn't very large, but it is easily accessible and filled with tombstones of all shapes and sizes. 
  • This cemetery has many very interesting grave markers which I enjoyed reading. Also, adjacent to this cemetery is the Memorial for the 1692 Witch Trials. It appeared that the very small markers were f...  read more »
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