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Colonial Park Cemetery

201 Abercorn St, Savannah, GA 31401 (Downtown)
(912) 651-6843
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Ranked #14 of 99 Attractions in Savannah
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Group tours/walking tour
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The city's oldest cemetery, with family plots dating back to the 1700s.

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Linden, New Jersey
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56 reviews 56 reviews
27 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

When strolling through Savannah, walk through Colonial Park. It's a trip through history. The stones are old and the burial crypts are something to see.

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Bradley Beach, New Jersey, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Very cool to see Colonial Era headstones - they have many graves of people who died from the Yellow Fever Epidemic, as well as graves of Civil War heroes. Awesome place to check out.

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Charlotte, NC
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

The tombstones chronicle the history of Savannah, which is long and filled with epic events. Noting the deceased dates of birth and death reveals how short the average life spans were in the 18th and 19th centuries.

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East TN
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126 reviews 126 reviews
32 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

The cemetery is well kept with concrete paths, benches and beautiful trees draped with Spanish Moss. We saw tombstones and monuments dating back to the 1700's. The famous wall of tombstones, has some interesting reading as you walk along where they are placed. It is adjacent to one of the oldest runnig Police Stations still in operation.

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Sanford, North Carolina, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

This was such an interesting little cemetery. It goes back to the 1700s, closing to new burials in the late 1800s. There is a nice walkway and bronze plaques that explain who the people were. There are many prominent people buried there. We liked the story of the duelists. It's close to the Catholic Cathedral, so be sure to stop... More

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Kannapolis, North Carolina, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Walking among the old tombstones and reading the dates was neat if that is your type of thing. Very nice landscaping.

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McKinney, Texas
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215 reviews 215 reviews
40 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

Colonial Park is located just a block north of the striking Cathedral of St. John. The peaceful cemetery is just stunning and filled with old southern history. You can easily spend a few hours wandering around the haunting charm of this restful park with quiet reverence. If you venture to the eastern most side, you will find countless headstones secured... More

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Space Coast
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We spent some time wandering around and reading. Such an interesting spot to visit. So much history.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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106 reviews 106 reviews
22 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

expecting a lot more but the cemetery was closed down quite a long time ago and therefore you only get to read a very few historical characters of Savannah. It is really only a park nowadays.

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Bartlesville, Oklahoma
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58 attraction reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Stumbled upon the cemetery after visiting the Catholic Cathedral. Walking amongst the graves and reading the historical signs was such a cool experience. The age of some of the tombstones was unable to be read due to the many years they have been there. The cemetery has been well kept and the air of reverence was kept by all visiting.... More

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