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Old Burying Point Cemetery: Tours & Tickets

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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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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

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Eerily beautiful site. Enjoyed learning this is the second oldest cemetery in the USA. The memorials were laid with flowers and mementos to honor those wrongfully persecuted. This is a must see site.

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved this however was closed to walk through however still looked through gates . The tombstones are maybe an inch or two thick.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 637feliciam
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the Salem Witch Trials Memorial and were able to look beyond the fence at the cemetery. It is closed for renovations at the time and would love to return and actually walk through.

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank meganj890
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This cemetery can still be seen from the pathway, but is currently closed for renovation. It contains the graves of prominent people included in the trials but not the victims themselves.

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank WitchyYork
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank mvidro
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank RinsReviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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!

Date of experience: October 2019
2  Thank Wanderer790
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You cant walk through at the moment.closed for October. I can understand the need to preserve the stones. but it would have been nice to see the inscriptions and art on the stones. You can still take pictures from outside the gates, just bring a...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Brandalee W
August 4, 2017|
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Response from cesejs | Reviewed this property |
I don't think dogs are allowed. The cemetery is very small and there are places to sit right outside the actual burial area, including the adjacent Salem Witch Memorial.
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Kbouwman99
December 29, 2016|
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Response from Marshall B | Reviewed this property |
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
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clynnst
June 30, 2015|
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Free to stroll through (lots of the spooky tours in the area stop by here and talk about the graves if you wanted to pay for that experience).
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