Planning a trip to the Salem Witch Museum in July? Please note, due to a private event, the Museum will close at 5 pm on Sunday, July 21 and will be closed all day on Monday, July 22. We plan to reopen on Tuesday, July 23 at 10:00 am. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
More About Old Burying Point/Charter Street Cemetery
The Old Burying Point Cemetery is on Charter Street, behind the Peabody Essex Museum, and next to the Witch Trials Memorial.
The tomb of witchcraft trials judge Bartholomew Gedney.
The grave of witchcraft trials judge, John Hathorne.
The grave of Eleanor and William Hollingworth, mother and brother of Mary English, who was accused of witchcraft along with her husband Philip English.
The grave of Mary Higginson, second wife of Reverend John Higginson.
The grave of Nathaniel Mather, brother of Cotton and son of Increase Mather. The stone is by noted Quaker carver William Mumford.
The grave of Samuel Shattuck. Bridget Bishop was accused of bewitching him and causing his declining health.
A cenotaph. The remains of Simon Bradstreet, the last governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, were once here. The remains were "discarded" once the tomb was sold to the Ingersoll-Hathorne family in the late 1700s.