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Colonial Park Cemetery

Address: 201 Abercorn St, Savannah, GA 31401 (Downtown)
Phone Number: (912) 651-6843
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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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Linton, Indiana
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75 reviews 75 reviews
18 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

I love the history found here, stones dating back to the 1700's.Very interesting to read the headstones .It's also pet friendly which makes a great place to walk the dogs in a peaceful atmosphere.

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Wheaton, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

This is farily small cemetary and was used by the Union army as a campground by General Sherman's troops. There a several markers that tell the story of the famous people buried there. There is also a section against the back wall were many gravesite markers were relocated since the Union troops in 1864-65 were not the respectiveful of the... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Colonial Park is easily my favorite place in Savannah, which is probably a little weird since it is an old cemetery... :) There is a lot of history behind the cemetery, and the graves date back to the 17- & 1800's (it was used as a burial ground from 1750 - 1853). There are plenty of historical markers throughout the... More 

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Saint Cloud, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This is a beautiful cemetery with an sad and interesting history. If you can do a tour that includes this, do it.

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Brooklyn
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222 attraction reviews
209 helpful votes 209 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

If you like cemeteries as I do, you must check this out. It's a convenient walk through town on the way to other areas of the historic district. St. John's Cathedral is up the block. The cemetery is free and there are many stories including the one about Button Gwinnett. There are many more people buried here than the tombstones... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We were quite enthralled with this cemetery in the historic district because it had many tombs that were built of bricks and cement to look like beds. No decoration, just a huge bed. I'd never seen this anywhere else. There were also many useful markers to tell us about those buried there (and let me tell you, they seemed to... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

As morbid as this sounds, I loved it. The grounds were well kept, and there were plenty of benches to rest at. The headstones were nicely preserved and taken care of. There were plenty of walk ways and historical markers. The landscaping is breath taking. I give this place 5⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Surfside Beach, South Carolina
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

If you like old cemeteries you would like this one. It is rather small without many trees or plants.

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Poughkeepsie, New York, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Great place to visit. Old gravesites, headstones and crypts. Next to the dueling grounds. The best part for me were the dislocated headstones attached to the east wall. We found a headstone of a former Poughkeepsie resident from 1817. Worth a trip from a walking tour of the historic district.

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Pasadena, California
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Amazing to walk through and read the old headstones (although many are no longer legible after 200 years of weather). The Savannah Historical Society has also done a nice job of supplementing the area with numerous signs elaborating on the historical context of the individuals interned in this very old cemetery.

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