Old Burial Hill

The Basics

Old Burial Hill is a historic cemetery located on the high ground between Marblehead's colonial-era residential and retail district. It was founded in 1638 and contains many historic Puritan graves from the seventeenth century. It also contains the remains of victims of the 1692 Salem Witch Trials.

The Beauty

Besides the poignancy of all the people buried there and the sobering evidence of so much infant and early childhood death in the days before our modern medicine, Old Burial Hill has a haunting beauty all its own.