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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 #13 of 110 attractions in Savannah
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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Berkley, Michigan
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45 reviews 45 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

For America, this is about as historic and old as we get. Amazing graves, beautiful trees, monument to the yellow fever victims, Confederate support - it's lovely and worth the stroll through.

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Dayton, Ohio
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

The old Colonial cemetary is a good place for a stroll. There are enough historical markers to keep you interested and just the age of the place. . .worth the time!

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Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
42 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

The graves of many famous Revolutionary War and Civil War heroes are in this very old cemetery. Many of the headstones can no longer be read. The unusual thing about this cemetery is that a lot of the headstones are on the western wall of the cemetery. After Union troops camped here while Sherman was occupying Savannah the troops moved... More

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Sandusky, Ohio
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88 reviews 88 reviews
58 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We strolled this park and didn't know anything about it until we took another tour that explained what actually happened there. Throughout our visit we walked past with much appreciation of its' history.

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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42 reviews 42 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

It's a nice place to walk when in Savannah. Many old graves from the late 1700's and 1800's if this type of thing interests you. I always enjoy the historical nature of old cemetary's which can tell a story of the city and it's founders.

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Hartville, Ohio
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

From the start as you walk up to the archway opening, look up to see what is sitting on top of arch ~ if you are lucky when you are in Savannah go there if its a full moon and take a picture ~ really eerie feeling even if you just stand outside the gates.

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dallas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

No matter where you step, you are stepping on a grave. That kind of creeps me out. If you go to the back wall, you can see all the tombstones that Sherman's men's tore out and they couldn't find where the bodies belonged. Some of the graves dates have been changed so dates don't add up.

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Cary, North Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

I would definitely suggest a visit with a guide! There are some great historical stories you wouldn't know just walking around. This was my second visit to the cemetery and I learned so much more.

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Wales, Wisconsin
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

This isn't as large as St. Bonaventure Cemetery, but there are some interesting facts about it and it's lovely in the spring. Confederate solders camped out in it during the Civil War and changed dates on some of the gravestones. I thought that was kind of fun to look for.

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Macomb, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

My wife and I enjoy strolling through old cemetaries and reading the headstones. .I believe they stopped burying there in 1863, so this place was like a gold mine of old history. Just by reading the various grave stones you get to know a little about the person buried there. Take a walk thru and learn who the residence of... More

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