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  • Address: Charter Street, Salem, Massachusetts, USA
  • Hours: Dawn to dusk

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Old Burying Point Cemetery Tours

Also known as the Charter Street Cemetery, the Old Burying Point of Salem is the second oldest burying ground in the United States. It is estimated to date back to 1637. Victims of the infamous Salem With Trials were convicted nearby to the site. Jonathan Corwin and Jonathan Hawthorne, who were both Salem witch trial judges, are also buried here. 

As Salem was once a major shipping port for “the New World,” this cemetery is particularly historic. A Mayflower pilgrim, one of the first to enter the United States, was claimed to be put to rest here. The grave of former governor Samuel Bradstreet can also be found. The old tombstones remain in tact and uniquely carved from the 1600s, presenting a bit of history that has been preserved since that time. A visit is an opportunity to learn about colonial era history, including burial practices and the lives of some of the important figures laid to rest here.

Practical Info

The Old Burying Point cemetery is located on Charter Street in central Salem. It open from dawn to dusk and is free to visit. Visitors are asked to act respectfully.

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1692 Witch Trials Walking Tour in Salem, Salem, null
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1692 Witch Trials Walking Tour in Salem

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Visit the sites of the Colonial Witch Trials that made Salem famous on this 1-hour walking tour. Stroll through this historical town and see the former ...  Read more

Location: Salem, Massachusetts
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $12.00
Historical Salem Cemetery Walking Tour, Salem, Walking Tours
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Historical Salem Cemetery Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Explore the earliest documented burial ground in Salem on this 1-hour walking tour. Follow your charismatic guide as they tell the fascinating history of Salem ...  Read more

Location: Salem, Massachusetts
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $12.00
2-Hour Salem History Walking Tour, Salem, Walking Tours
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2-Hour Salem History Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 67 Reviews

This Two Hour Salem Morning Stroll is an engaging walking tour and chronicle of the history of Salem, its women, men and great events.  The tour ...  Read more

Location: Salem, Massachusetts
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $20.00
Salem Voodoo Vampires and Ghosts Walking Tour, Salem, Historical & Heritage Tours
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Salem Voodoo Vampires and Ghosts Walking Tour

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This Voodoo, Vampires, and Ghosts Tour is a trip through the dark side of Salem’s sinister past, including visits to actual locations from the infamous witch ...  Read more

Location: Salem, Massachusetts
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $16.00
Hauntings and History of Salem Walking Tour, Salem, Ghost & Vampire Tours
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Hauntings and History of Salem Walking Tour

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Come and explore the rich, mysterious history of one of New England's most loved destinations. This nightly 120-minute walking tour brings to life the ...  Read more

Location: Salem, Massachusetts
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $20.00
Salem Combo Tour: Daytime Walking Tour Plus Haunted History Evening Tour, Salem, Historical & ... 
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Salem Combo Tour: Daytime Walking Tour Plus Haunted History Evening Tour

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Explore Salem during the day and the evening with this special combination of walking tours. Choose a daytime tour about the general history of Salem, the ...  Read more

Location: Salem, Massachusetts
Duration: Flexible

From USD $22.00
Experience Salem Combo: Two Afternoon Tours Plus One Haunted Evening Tour, Salem, Walking Tours
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Experience Salem Combo: Two Afternoon Tours Plus One Haunted Evening Tour

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Experience all that Salem has to offer during this unique combination of two daytime walking tours and a haunted evening tour! Choose to explore a cemetery, ...  Read more

Location: Salem, Massachusetts
Duration: Flexible

From USD $34.00
Salem Combo: Wax Museum and Witch Village, Salem, Walking Tours
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Salem Combo: Wax Museum and Witch Village

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Experience two of Salem’s most fascinating and spooky attractions with this combo tour! Take a guided tour of the Salem Witch Village with a real practicing ...  Read more

Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Duration: Flexible

From USD $14.00
Salem Excursion: Half Day Walking Tour, Salem, Museum Tickets & Passes
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Salem Excursion: Half Day Walking Tour

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Become an expert in Salem's history on a walking excursion that combines four different tours in one day. Your guide will cover many aspects of Salem's past. ...  Read more

Location: Salem, Massachusetts
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $36.00

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