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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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8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
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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I wish I could have spent more time looking around in the cemetery. There were so many interesting headstones and our guide told us a lot about the history of the cemetery. If you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
LadyJ1111
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Dallas, NC
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Dallas, NC
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

I wish I could have spent more time looking around in the cemetery. There were so many interesting headstones and our guide told us a lot about the history of the cemetery. If you like wandering around and looking at centuries old headstones, don't miss this !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

This cemetery, which stopped functioning in its original purpose in the mid-19th century, has been converted into a lovely and peaceful urban park, with paved walking trails and benches. There's even a little playground for children just outside the south gate. Helpful plaques with explanations have been added around the park, giving some historical details about its inhabitants. Highly recommended!

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San Francisco, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We have never been to a cemetery before. It is not a thing done in our culture. But we tried visiting this one when we were at Savannah. It was a different experience altogether and we enjoyed it.

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Stamford, Connecticut
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

just found it fascinating to wonder thru looking at the names and dates of so many past lives and stories.

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Perth, Canada
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Pleasant walk around this old cemetery with glimpses of the city's past. It helps to know some of the people and times that they lived.

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Lubbock, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This is a great place if you're trying to demonstrate how old Savannah really is. People buried here were born in the 1700's. The teens in my group were really impressed. We visited during the day, read most of the plaques, and the remaining legible tombstones. We wished we had thought to bring supplies for rubbings, a tour guide nearby... More 

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Florida
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

What an interesting place to visit. There are many historic tombs from the civil war. The grounds are very nice. It is open from 8 a-8 p

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Richmond, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This place really needs help. As many tourists as are in the area it should be kept up better. The stones are very old and faded which can't be helped maybe but it seems sad that something can't be done.

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

A walking tour through the cemetery provides a somber reminder of the hardships experienced by the hardy patriots who established the Savannah settlement in Georgia.

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Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I visited this cemetery twice. Once during the day, when I enjoyed reading the history and the headstones, and pondering the stories of those buried here, and a second time with a "haunted pub crawl" when a more fantastical side of the cemetery was presented (and we did not enter the cemetery but viewed it from outside the gate). This... More 

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