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Colonial Park Cemetery

201 Abercorn St, Savannah, GA 31401 (Downtown)
(912) 651-6843
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Ranked #15 of 121 Attractions in Savannah
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Group tours/walking tour
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Description: The city's oldest cemetery, with family plots dating back to the 1700s.
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Daytona Beach, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We Visited this cemetery and really learned a lot about the city of Savannah. Many prominent citizens of colonial Savannah are buried here.There are Revolutionary Generals, early Savannah politicians and Button Gwinnett who was the second man to sign the Declaration of Independence are all laid to rest here. It is not that big of a cemetery and the more... More

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Coalville, Utah
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69 reviews 69 reviews
23 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

This graveyard is so old- so well kept and in the heart of Savannah. We walked here from River street. It was fun for us because we found some possible ancestors- it will be fun to explore the ties. Loved this place!

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Statesville, North Carolina
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Although some markers were destrpyed during Civil War, many markers are in excellent condition. Was burial place for nearly 700 Savannah citizens who died during yellow fever plague. Markers from 1700s and many known persons from civil and revolutionary wars. Benches and shade make it nice spot to visit. Tour bus stop right outside cemetery on Oglethorpe Rd.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I loved this cemetery. I like to learn a little about the people buried here. We came here twice once on our own and another with a ghost tour. I like that they had a lot of information you could read. Love the history of Savannah.

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Sussex
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Don't miss a visit to the cemetery - it's full of the interesting details of history you won't find anywhere else.

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Greensboro, NC
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123 reviews 123 reviews
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Oldest one in town but and therefore the stones were very difficult to read. A great place to see, beautiful Love Oaks, lots of historic markers to read...... Lots of history.

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Hinesville, Georgia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Old cemetery. Many old tombstones and family plots...lots of history. Some of the greatest men (during the founding time) of Savannah are buried here. Google the cemetery for "paranormal/ghost stories".

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This cemetery is very interesting. Take some time to stroll through it and read the markers. If you've ever taken one of the historic tours in Savannah, you've heard the stories of the soldiers who defaced the headstones and graves in here. It is interesting to walk through and read the changes that were made by these people. You are... More

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Lancaster, New York, United States
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49 reviews 49 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Very interesting old and unique.pretty trees. Much history! Monuments are intriguing, must read if you can see wording

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Fort McMurray, Canada
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

You can see a lot of the history of the earlier people Savannah when you read the markers of those who have passed on. it is pretty well maintained though it hasn't been used in years for burials. worth the walk not a morbid place very peaceful . It was me and my wife but I'm not sure about the... More

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