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Salem: Grave Matters Cemetery Tour

Product ID: 238587
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Venture into the Old Burying Point, one of the oldest cemeteries in the US with a licensed guide. Learn about the many prominent people important to the growth of the community who are buried here.
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Duration 1 hour
Starting time 1:00 PM
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible

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  • Examine uniquely crafted engravings by preeminent stone carvers
  • See the site of a grave robbing and learn about local history
  • Visit the graves of 2 witchcraft judges, a governor, and a Mayflower Pilgrim
Full description
Start the tour by entering through the main gate of the cemetery where you will be greeted by impressive chest tombs of some of the most prominent individuals of their time. Traversing the paths, see varying different carvings representing mortality, ascension, protection, and grief.

Learn about how many of these hand made tombstones are incredibly unique and have stood the test of time, surviving some of the harshest of winters. Admire some of the extraordinarily beautiful stone carvings, many of which have symbolism and poetic remembrances. See the final resting places of some the Puritans who came to Salem and had a major impact on the United States and you will see many recognizable names. Discover how there are still 35 million descendants of these folks in the country so it is possible that may even see your own family name.
  • Tour guide
  • Amplifier so everyone can hear
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

Inside the 1805 Custom House located on the corner of Essex and Central Streets, 8 Central St, Salem, MA 01970, USA.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
Not allowed
  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)
Know before you go
• This tour is on fairly flat ground, however, paths can be bumpy and when it rains puddles may develop
• You will not touch the stones on this tour
• No animals are allowed unless they are accommodation animals
• This tour is wheelchair accessible
• Tickets are non-transferable
• This tour operates rain or shine
• Photography is encouraged

From US$ 12 per person

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Salem Historical Tours

Product ID: 238587