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Colonial Park Cemetery

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Address: 201 Abercorn St, Savannah, GA 31401
Phone Number: (912) 651-6843
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Group tours/walking tour
Description: The city's oldest cemetery, with family plots dating back to the 1700s.
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Old, Old Cemetery with Fascianting History

We learned from our tour guide that this cemetery was used by Sherman's troops as an encampment. There are supposedly 10,000 people buried here, but only 600 or so headstones. As... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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Durham, New Hampshire
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

I guess if you are a real local history buff, this place is a must see. Enough old headstones and a few interpretive signs to give you some interesting information. The relatively few numbers of stones make the place feel a little underutilized but I understand that is not really the case. I felt it had a rather barren feel... More 

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We learned from our tour guide that this cemetery was used by Sherman's troops as an encampment. There are supposedly 10,000 people buried here, but only 600 or so headstones. As a result, the ghost stories abound. We visited on a beautiful Spring Day...not sure I'd want to hang around here at night....

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

In the middle of the historic district, very old. One of the signers of the Declaration of Independence is buried there. A must see.

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Shetland Islands, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Stumbled upon this cemetery thinking at first it was Bonaventure. Nothing could be further from the beautiful Bonaventure cemetery! This was a stange place with brick monuments and lots of unused space but it is now closed as a cemetery.

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Portland, Oregon
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I love walking through old cemeteries and reading tombstones. The tombstones themselves were the most interesting part of this cemetery.

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Macomb, Michigan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

An old cemetery now used as a tourist attraction. Not corny at all however. The rich and old history of the cemetery and its inhabitants create a great place to browse. Reading he old headstones is interesting, and once you learn the history makes that even more fun. Learn what the headstones are chatline the back wall, and why they... More 

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Minnesota
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

I been on many walking tours of Savannah and a stop is always at this cemetery. It is not like Bonaventure with all the trees and the the azaleas. But it is just as interesting. I've heard stories of Gen Sherman's army occupying the cemetery and rearranging and altering the stones. I've heard about when Ghost Hunters were there. About... More 

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Greenville, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This cemetery is simply beautiful. It was a little smaller than I expected, but definitely worth a stop. We only spent about 30 minutes walking around it and reading the historic markers and headstones. It's a city park, but we didn't encounter too many people during our stop. It almost felt like we had the place to ourselves. In addition... More 

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Demotte, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

It was interesting to walk around and read the tombstones. Beautiful cemetery. I took many pictures of the old vaults and tombstones.

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Bradenton, Florida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I couldn't begin to tell you of all the 18 and 19th century graves that are here. It is very well kept and the marking on the stones are mesmerizing. The stories they tell. It's also on the ghost tour if you should want to take that at night. We walked around, reading the history, the memorials and grave sites.... More 

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