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Wilmington Oakdale Cemetery

520 North 15th Street, Wilmington, NC
(910) 762-5682
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Ranked #10 of 39 Attractions in Wilmington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries
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Wilmington, NC
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58 reviews 58 reviews
11 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Oakdale was opened in the 19th century and is filled with history. It was the first rural cemetery in N.C.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The lady in the office could use a course in customer relations. Not too friendly. We had to engage her she did not ask how she could help.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I'm a photographer and loved the beautiful funerary art. Getting a map at the entrance is a must! It was so interesting to see the older headstones and read their stories. Some of the patrons drive too fast through there, so it is important to watch closely for them around the corners.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

It's all here. Go to their website and download maps and attractions. Driving through has a learning curve and well worth it. We live here; had missed this somehow. My husband is a history buff and I took him there today as a surprise, not expecting to enjoy it so much myself. We both loved it; so much (see title... More

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Clayton, NC
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

If you are a historic graveyard lover - this place is for you. Beautiful rolling hills and moss covered trees. I could ride around the grounds all day if I had time. Very worthy of your time.

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Durham, North Carolina
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220 attraction reviews
219 helpful votes 219 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

First I need to say to be sure to stop at the gate to get a map of the historic graves. Otherwise, this place is so large you may not find them. You can walk alone, take a tour, or drive (we chose to drive). One of the graves you'll find is Rose O'Neal Greenhow (a confederate spy during the... More

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Wilmington, N.C.
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74 reviews 74 reviews
40 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Oakdale Cemetery is a great place to tour, especially when the weather is mild. There is a lot to see. And there is plenty of history at Oakdale. The some graves date back to the late 1700's since Wilmington was a Port City. I've been through the tour two times, over the course of time, and it has always been... More

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Can't say there was anything we didn't like, but do keep in mind that the gates close and lock at 5pm!

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7 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

The Cemetery is huge and intertwined with several different sections. Please go to the main gate (off 15th) and get a map. This also gives you several key graves to look for. I would say if you are not an enthusiast of graveyard exploration, you may want to skip this. Possible to get some scenic photographs but the graves and... More

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Illinois
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

We only drove around the cemetery as it was closing soon but it was very interesting to see how the graves were set up and the old tombstones. Worth a stop if you have some extra time.

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