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Colonial Park Cemetery

Address: 201 Abercorn St, Savannah, GA 31401 (Downtown)
Phone Number: (912) 651-6843
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Ranked #11 of 107 Attractions in Savannah
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Group tours/walking tour
Fee: No
Owner description: The city's oldest cemetery, with family plots dating back to the...
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Type: Cemeteries, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Group tours/walking tour
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Owner description: The city's oldest cemetery, with family plots dating back to the 1700s.
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Indian Harbour Beach, Florida
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170 reviews 170 reviews
59 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

OK, so we're a couple of those kinda people that like old cemeteries. Right in the middle of the historic district, lies a lot of the ones who forged the early history of Savannah. Take your time and read to headstones (especially those placed on the stone wall side). We enjoyed our walk and found the setting serene and fascinating.

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Albany, New York
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116 reviews 116 reviews
82 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Colonial Park Cemetery is extremely interesting. Some of the oldest graves in the city of Savannah are here, and it doesn't take much more than 30 minutes to pay the cemetery a thorough visit.

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Enterprise, Al, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

You can follow from one side to another all the life of the founders of Savannah and Georgia State. From the local indian tribe chief to the heroes of the revolution you will meet so many great people.

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Seattle, Washington
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92 reviews 92 reviews
56 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This is simply a very special place. The fact that those buried in this cemetery played a very important part in the development of the US is really great. There are some very old graves here and it is amazing that some are in great shape. It does not ake long to tour and should be included in your visit.

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McDonough, Georgia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Loved visiting here with friends. Very educational and fascinating tidbits of history. Be prepared for folks selling hand made flowers.

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Los Angeles, California
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281 reviews 281 reviews
129 attraction reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Lovely walk through this historic cemetery...the spanish moss hanging from the trees over funeral urn statues, wrought iron and marble markers is eerie. Story is that when Union soldiers wanted to use the grounds as a staging/ camp area, they toppled over many markers, so these headstones,, some of them broken, are lined up against the far wall. Could have... More 

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Beavercreek, Ohio
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45 reviews 45 reviews
21 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Oldest cemetary. One city block long. Most gravestones areso old the inscribing unreadable. Tour guide said at one point headstones where moved for civil army camps and replaced wherever so many are not authentically placed

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Ontario
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91 reviews 91 reviews
54 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

In midst of a bustling city here is a bit of serene history with graves dating back to earliest days. Headstones not as decorative as Bonaventure but much older.

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Franklinville, New Jersey
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I loved visiting this cemetery. Reading the tombstones was amazing. So many young people are buried there and there is a lot of history.

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Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Colonial park was interesting. We were on our own. It would have been a more valuable visit if we had a guide.

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