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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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Monthly Saturday tours for minimal cost - full of civil war history - also famous residents... Halloween tour at night by candlelight is great!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Monthly Saturday tours for minimal cost - full of civil war history - also famous residents... Halloween tour at night by candlelight is great!

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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83 reviews 83 reviews
17 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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89 reviews 89 reviews
33 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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