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Old Burying Point (Charter Street Cemetery)
Old Burying Point (Charter Street Cemetery)

Old Burying Point (Charter Street Cemetery) Tours and Activities

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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.

Please note: Old Burying Point (Charter Street Cemetery) will temporarily close for renovations during the spring of 2020.

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The Salem Night Tour
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The Salem Night Tour

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When night falls across Salem, it's the perfect time to explore the city’s spooky and sinister past on a haunted history tour. On this top-rated walk through one of America's most haunted places, follow a licensed guide along lamplit streets while listening to legends and true tales of witchcraft, murder, mayhem, and more. Visit sites related to the infamous 17th-century Salem Witch Trials, and hear about the ghostly spirits said to still rattle through the town’s historic homes and graveyards.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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History & Hauntings of Salem Guided Walking Tour

History & Hauntings of Salem Guided Walking Tour

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Learn about the mysterious history of Salem on this guided walking tour of the city. Follow your local historian guide through Salem, listening to 400 years of history and admire the old architecture that dates back hundreds of years. For spookier experience, select the nighttime tour led by lantern light and find out the truth about the 1692 Salem Witch Trial hysteria.
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  • 2 hours to 2 hours 15 minutes
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Midday Haunted History of Salem Walking Tour

Midday Haunted History of Salem Walking Tour

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Delve deeper into the haunted history of Salem on a daytime ghost tour that provides a family-friendly introduction to the city’s past. Exploring on foot guarantees a more intimate glimpse into the city streets and a cemetery, while a guide brings history to life using humor and stories.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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Satanic Salem Walking Tours

Satanic Salem Walking Tours

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Salem is famous for its spooky tours, and this one might just be the spookiest (in a family friendly way!) Your walking tour guide is an expert in everything related to witchcraft and the occult, and will provide insight into Salem’s past that you’re unlikely to get elsewhere. Over 90 minutes you’ll visit important public buildings, cemeteries, and the Salem Witch Museum. Bring comfy shoes and a friend so you can squeeze their hand.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Requiem for Salem Walking Ghost Tour
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Requiem for Salem Walking Ghost Tour

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If you're into spooky hauntings, mature themes and language, and very haunted locations - but not so keen on other peoples' kids, this is the ideal Ghost Tour for you. Get to know the darker side of Salem - exploring some of Salem's most haunted locations at night. The Requiem for Salem Ghost Tour contains mature themes and language.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Salem Night-Time Guided Ghost Walking Tour

Salem Night-Time Guided Ghost Walking Tour

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The history of Salem, the notorious site of some of the historical witchcraft trials, is shrouded in misconceptions. Unravel the mystery of the town's past on this ghost tour that takes you to all of the main haunted attractions in Salem while offering insight into the town's history through research and eyewitness accounts.
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  • 1 hour
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Self-Guided Smartphone Ghost Walking Tour in Salem

Self-Guided Smartphone Ghost Walking Tour in Salem

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This is a Smartphone Guided ghost tour on our walking tour app. Go to the Ropes Mansion, press play and put your phone in your pocket. From there you are guided turn by turn along the spooky streets of Salem. 1 purchase works on 4 smartphones. Once you unlock the tour it does not expire and can be taken anytime. This offers spooky narration, theatrically crafted and music infused tour you can take anytime. Contactless and social distance friendly. It's recommended to listen on headphones or earbuds. Also you can Listen on a bluetooth speakers or your phone speaker. What makes this tour special? -The spooky narrator is one of a kind. -This is not a fact dumping tour. It's a spooky adventure. -Go anytime. Go at your own pace -Great bang for your buck. Get the adventure for a fraction of the price of other tours.
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  • 40 to 50 minutes
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Salem On Foot Walking Tours

Salem On Foot Walking Tours

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Get a more intimate glimpse into Salem during a walking tour that focuses on the dark history of the city. Without having to worry about checking maps or getting lost, you’ll navigate the city streets with ease and listen to historical commentary that you’re unlikely to find in the guide books. Plus, you can choose from an afternoon or evening departure time.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Salem Day Tour: Historical Witchcraft Hysteria Walking Tour

Salem Day Tour: Historical Witchcraft Hysteria Walking Tour

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Uncover the gritty truth of what happened in 1692 on a walking tour focused on the real history of the Salem witch trials. Skip the tourist traps and hear about the chilling events of mass hysteria and executions right at the places where it all took place. Visit many historic locations with real ties to the trials, from the Old Burying Point Cemetery to the Salem Town Hall.
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  • 1 hour 20 minutes
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Witch Trials Walking Tour in Salem

Witch Trials Walking Tour in Salem

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Join our tour guides on a grand retelling of Salem's haunting history - We will bring you to places such as the Essex Museum, The Witch House, and even the Witch Trials Memorial. This tour will provide a historically accurate retelling of the events that took place during one of history's most somber and dark tragedies: the Salem Witch Trials.
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Ultimate Historic Salem and Witch Trials Self-Guided Walking Tour

Ultimate Historic Salem and Witch Trials Self-Guided Walking Tour

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Welcome to the self-guided Salem Witch Trials Tour in Salem, Massachusetts! The quaint and picturesque town of Salem hides a seriously dark history. Over 300 years ago, this was the site of the infamous Salem Witch Trials, where innocent townspeople were ruthlessly killed for being “witches”. Explore all of Salem’s grim past and present with this self-guided, GPS-enabled, and professionally narrated tour. Visit the poignant sites that still stand as a testament to Salem’s history. Within 30 min, we'll send you two things: a unique password and an app. Download the app onto your phone, enter the password, and download the tour. When you arrive, go to the Salem Armory, launch the app, and follow the instructions! Stick to our recommended route for the best experience. NO EXPIRATION — THE TOUR IS AVAILABLE FROM THE MINUTE YOU BOOK UNTIL FOREVER! This is not a ticket to attractions along the route. Check COVID rules and opening hours before your visit.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
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What are Old Burying Point (Charter Street Cemetery) hours of operation?
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Old Burying Point (Charter Street Cemetery) hours of operation: Dawn to dusk. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Old Burying Point (Charter Street Cemetery) tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Old Burying Point (Charter Street Cemetery) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Old Burying Point (Charter Street Cemetery) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Old Burying Point (Charter Street Cemetery) costs USD 5.00. Guided Old Burying Point (Charter Street Cemetery) tours start around USD 5.00 per person.
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