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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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Worthwhile graveyard visit

Easy to walk through and filled with interesting grave sites. If you go on a hot day, make sure you have a lot of water since there's not much shade and no place to sit and rest.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Visited with my family during July. The grave stones are obviously old and 90% of them have no visible markings on them. The trolley guide said that there were Declaration of Independence signers buried there. There were no visible markers on any graves that told us about these people. A few markers told of a famous miniature painter and politician.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Easy to walk through and filled with interesting grave sites. If you go on a hot day, make sure you have a lot of water since there's not much shade and no place to sit and rest.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

A brochure explaining the history and significants of the cemetery needs to be available. The brochure shoud include a map with significant people who are interred there with each's location.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

I think the most recent graves in that cemetery are way over 100 years old, but this place by no means neglected. It's well maintained, with a lot of trees and flowers, very interesting historic markers, shows a lot of respect and over all feels like a surprisingly positive place to visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Reading the headstones, it's hard not to imagine where I was at the age these people died ... what I had accomplished & what opportunities I've had years beyond the people who are buried here. Can't imagine being a high ranked officer by the age of 20 something, with my life almost over whether serving or not. The life expectancy... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Come early or later in the day (or when the weather is really nice), 'cause you'll want to spend time exploring and reading the variety of interesting headstones and historic markers.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Definitely a must see. Very clean, well-kept historical cemetery. We walked around it around 8am, and there was no one there so we had plenty of time to look at the stones and markers without feeling rushed. I don't think it's as cool as Bonaventure, but it's within walking distance of hotels near the river.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We saw the cemetery during the day and also from outside at night as part of the good and evil ghost tour. It's beautifully maintained, look out for the tombstones on the wall whose dates have been changed by the soldiers who stayed there...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

You get a chance to see the founding families of the Savannah area and those who fought during the revolutionnary period as well as the "War between the states"

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Walking through the cemetery pulls me into a reflective state, wondering about the lives these people lived. The hardships that were part of each day, the children lost to illness. So much war! The heroes of past wars were next to ordinary citizens. Fancy memorials next to simple gravestones. The use of the cemetery as a barracks led to some... More 

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Additional Information about Colonial Park Cemetery

Address: 201 Abercorn St, Savannah, GA 31401
Phone Number: (912) 651-6843
Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Georgia Coast  >  Savannah>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Monday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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