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Colonial Park Cemetery

201 Abercorn St, Savannah, GA 31401 (Downtown)
(912) 651-6843
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As featured in Budget friendly Savannah
Ranked #16 of 119 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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Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

this is a very old cemetery with an interesting history. If you appreciate very old cemeteries. We stopped in in passing and noticed an interesting collection of stones that seemed to be several family members around the same time and another that appeared to be two sisters buried together who had each apparently died within a year of each other... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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47 reviews 47 reviews
13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

It is easy to walk to Colonial Park Cemetery and a very nice, pretty place to visit. Plan on an hour or so to walk around and look at everything.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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150 reviews 150 reviews
74 attraction reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Colonial Park Cemetery was actually much larger, originally, than the small park that exists today. Over 6000 persons were once buried in Colonial Park, yet there are only 600 grave markers inside the gate that confines the area. As the city grew, the land allotted for the sacred ground was reduced, and while some of the markers themselves were moved... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Loved lingering around and finding out a lot about the history of the town, love reading the old stones. Again, the homeless tend to populate those areas to try and sell reed roses.....keep your eyes open.

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Mount Vernon, Kentucky
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This was truly a lesson in Savannah history. Lots of signs up telling the stories. Really a beautiful place to see! Open until 8. Even after closing you can walk around it on 3 sides and see a great deal of the cemetery.

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Dallas, Texas
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89 reviews 89 reviews
63 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

this has a lot of history. I would have liked to take the tour,, but never saw any kind of tour guide. I am able to learn a lot by visiting historical old places

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Barcelona
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This cemetery in the middle of the city has some very famous people buried there. Worth walking through and just reading the names and dates.

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Jacksonville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

While visiting Savannah on our on personal "ghost tour" we visited the colonial cemetery. The cemetery is very interesting with a lot of history tied to it. Would recommend.

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Oklahoma
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Colonial Park Cemetery is beautiful and haunting. (And haunted, too, I hear, lol.) There's so much fascinating American history here. Definitely stop to take a stroll through and read a few plaques and headstones as you're touring the historic district.

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Senior Contributor
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We visited this cemetery on our tour of Historical Savannah. Being here was a very somber experience. We saw where many slaves and slave owners were interred. There was even a wall with random head stones that were misplaced. This cemetery is known to be haunted but we didn't experience anything out of the ordinary.

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