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. Make Old Burying Point Cemetery a part of your Salem vacation plans using our Salem trip planning app.
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You have to take a look through the cemetery. It’s an important stop on any historic tour of the area.
You have to take a look through the cemetery. It’s an important stop on any historic tour of the area. more »
If you've already taken the time to stop in Salem, this little cemetery is worth a visit. Very old graves and the tombstones are interesting. There is an area where the tombstones are moved by the growth of a tree. It doesn't take long to walk through, you have to stay on the path so many of them you can't get up close and personal with, but it's still very interesting.
- a nice little walk through history. - this is only open in the morning / afternoon. - you have to stay on the gravel paths, you will get fined if you wander off it. - supposedly haunted. - a nice place to take pics of. - be respectful when visiting here! - recommend for sure.
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