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Great historic place

Walking around the cemetery gives you a good sense of the history of this town. We read a lot of... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2018
Washington, the State
This is Salem history

An interesting trip through the history of Salem will bring you to this small pioneer cemetery... read more

Reviewed 14 June 2017
Salem, Oregon
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10 Aug 2018
“Great historic place”
15 Jun 2018
“Just OK”
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Hoyt and Commercial Streets S, Salem, OR 97302
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Reviewed 10 August 2018

Walking around the cemetery gives you a good sense of the history of this town. We read a lot of the grave markers, and enjoyed the trees giving us shade. Lots of flowers in the children's section.

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Reviewed 15 June 2018

We were expecting more unique monuments and gravestones but didn't really see as many as we thought would be here

Thank John P
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

An interesting trip through the history of Salem will bring you to this small pioneer cemetery where some of the founding families are buried

Thank love2beme
Reviewed 25 March 2017

We love walking around cemeteries; reading headstones and talking about the history of the area. This is a large cemetery on a bit of a hill, well maintained, just south of downtown.

Thank Diana M
Reviewed 2 November 2016

If you like Old grave markers from bacxk to the late 1800's this the place for you. They come in all sizes and shapes. Several Famous people are layed to rest here.

1  Thank ken m
Reviewed 25 May 2016

We find it most interesting to walk through the cemetery and reflect on the families who are buried here.

1  Thank jsterup
Reviewed 25 April 2016

It wasn't until I moved to Salem, Oregon that I realized I am a Taphopile....I love exploring cemeteries. The Salem Pioneer Cemetery was the first one I visited in 2013, when I learned that a certain grave site was haunted. So I had to rush...More

3  Thank Theodora H
Reviewed 17 March 2016

It was like going to a park but even better. I felt at peace and it was a spiritual experience. I want to go back.

2  Thank Denise R
Reviewed 24 February 2016

Beautiful grounds, and a variety of headstones. A lovely place to take a stroll, right in South Salem. No museum can hold a candle to a walk through the cemetery.

2  Thank Ellen G
Reviewed 5 February 2016

Admire mid-18th century tombstones and mausoleums in this park-like setting among old-growth native white oak, madrona and evergreen trees. You'll recognize many historic Salem family names, and be reminded that Salem once had a sizable Japanese-American community.

3  Thank CascadeSalem
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