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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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  • Cemetary is very interesting. If you go on a walking tour they tell you about the cemetary and all that are buried there. Spooky at night! 
  • it was halloween and the best time to visit a cemetary. Lots of people including myself that was dressed up. 
  • Old Burying Point Cemetery is located in Charles Street, Salem, Massachusetts, USA. It is the oldest burial ground in Salem. Small & well kempt with over 340 on site entries & one of the oldest cemete...  more »