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Wilmington Oakdale Cemetery

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Address: 520 North 15th Street, Wilmington, NC
Phone Number: (910) 762-5682
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8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

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Enjoyed reading the headstones

We spent several hours reading headstones and completing the walking tour. We were surprised to find David Brinkley there. Many beautiful head stones.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Hopewell, VA
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Hopewell, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We spent several hours reading headstones and completing the walking tour. We were surprised to find David Brinkley there. Many beautiful head stones.

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

While its worth the effort to visit, the cemetery to me was poorly maintained and difficult to get around. Lots of weeds, tall grass and shrubs not maintained at all. There are a few interesting people buried here. It's ok to see and you can do it in a hurry.

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Leland, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We took our friends to the night (flashlight) tour of the cemetery for a birthday celebration. I found the guide to be too interested in telling us about his family and friends who were buried there so it was kind of a drawn out experience. Because it was night you could not see the tombstones well unless someone shown a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I enjoy going to old historic cemetery's but I have to say that this is not one of the best one's, it had a few interesting tomb stones but nothing compared to the ones in Savannah, GA

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Be sure to stop by the office and get a brochure to locate the most fascinating- in terms of history and back story. This cemetery includes crafted carved headstones, crypts and a mass grave from the plague. It's easy to become swept away by history there. The sad background is the segregation- as the African American cemetery is adjacent but... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

One of Wilmington's oldest and most historic cemeteries - Oakdale comprises located on 100 acres and tells the story of Wilmington's past in way found no place else. There's no lovelier place in the whole city than Oakdale in the spring time when the azalea's and dogwoods are in full bloom. It's easy to spend the better part of a... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

It is a walk through history. The way the burial sites are arranged is unusual and there are many interesting sites to visit.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

So many enjoy coming here to view the final resting places of many important people and to hear of events that marked this cemetery as a place to visit. Horse drawn wagons carry visitors on scheduled tours, so that all can enjoy the beautiful landscape and hear of this hallowed ground's important past. The film industry frequently has used this... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

There are some very old gravestones & crazy stories that go with the people buried here. They have cards to give you clues & history of some of the people here. From Statesmen to a woman buried in a whisky barrel to civil war heroes the stories & interesting markers will keep you entertained for hours. Look it up online... More 

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Battle Creek
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Fascinating and full of history! Enjoyed the haunted ghost stories that connected to the history of the town and the cemetery.

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Additional Information about Wilmington Oakdale Cemetery

Address: 520 North 15th Street, Wilmington, NC
Phone Number: (910) 762-5682
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Wilmington
Open Hours:
Monday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

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