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Wilmington Oakdale Cemetery

Address: 520 North 15th Street, Wilmington, NC
Phone Number: (910) 762-5682
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Ranked #9 of 32 Attractions in Wilmington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
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Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I know this sounds a little morbid, but this is a beautiful cemetery. I went here with my photography club senior year and we got some really beautiful shots. The fall is the best time to go in my opinion. There are so many trees so when the leaves fall it is just really stunning. One of the caretakers even... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Old cemetery, lot of history. Unusual tombstones, well kept. Claim to be old tugboat captain, who visits on dark nights.

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Poughkeepsie, NY
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78 reviews 78 reviews
17 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I do not mean to be disrespectful of anyone. Oakdale is a classic old fashioned cemetery. It is NOT a flat field, with flat headstones, to make maintenance easy. It is gently rolling, wooded, with paths and roads that are about three feet below the level of the plots. The plots are family plots, stretching over generations, showing the different... More 

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Winston-Salem and Salisbury North Carolina, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

The cemetery has a self guided driving tour of the famous graves and the use of QR codes for you smart phone

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Seymour, Tennessee
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83 reviews 83 reviews
33 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Cemetery is full of history and tales of how the city of Wilmington was formed. There are barcode scans throughout to scan that tell stories of epidemics and battles throughout the city's past-with the gravestones nearby to prove it. Many dating back to 1800's. Beautiful oaks and confederate statues throughout. A must see and hidden gem.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Dating back to 1850 there is lots of history here and a beautiful, quiet spot near downtown Wilmington

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Oakdale is the type of cemetery you see in the movies when that person goes in and you're going "No don't go in there". It's the cemetery with headstones, vaults, mausoleums and strange burials. Even if you don't believe in ghosts,and who does, it's still spooky. However it's a very old cemetery, and has some great stories of who and... More 

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Mount Airy, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This place is huge! We got lost but finally found our way out. Didn't see the whole thing but a lot of history and stories here. Creepy but beautiful at the same time.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

An amazing cemetery with history, peace and amazing beauty in the spring and fall is wonderful too. Friends of Oakdale provide guided tours and information. Gates close around 5 PM so need to do in the day.

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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

If you are a history buff this should be one of your stops. This is a really neat cemetery to walk through.

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