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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 121 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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Hiram, Georgia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
35 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW via mobile

I know it's a cemetery, but it was beautiful to walk around and look at. Being able to read the plaques and stones put things into perspective and makes you realize life isn't as hard now as it was back then. They sure knew how to build things that last. It's sad to see that over time vandals came in... More

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Orlando, Fl
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Interesting to walk around. The headstones are in need of repair and some can't be read but it was a nice stroll.

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Corryton, Tennessee, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The Cemetery was beautiful and informative, but the grounds keeping needs some help. It looked like it hadn't been mowed in weeks.

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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This is second time visit to Colonial Park and the same feelings of awe and sadness for the damage came rushing back. The Cemetery is a testament to the foolishness that often comes with conflict and in this case, is left for generations to see and remember.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I love historical cemeteries. So much history buried in them. No pun intended. This cemetery has some key significant figures buried there but I would like to see this cemetery do more to preserve the integrity of the names, dates etc on the headstones. Many are so worn away, they appear blank.

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Savannah, Georgia
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109 reviews 109 reviews
38 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Colonial Park Cemetery is where Savannah slows down in time. This historic cemetery has tales to tell all over its grounds. There are numerous historical markers to guide you through a place with a troubled but interesting past starting in the 1700's. There are tombs where you would expect them, but there are also tombstones on the fence. Some of... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This is one of my favorite places in Savannah. It's beautiful and has SO much history. I could spend hours and hours in this peacefully intriguing place.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Unfortunately, when we visited this cemetary, it was 97 degrees and 100% humidity. Consequently we did not spend as much time to visit as I would have liked. it is a large and beautiful cemetary with burials from the 1700s. Most of the headstones, unfortunately, were worn so that they could not be read. I would go back with a... More

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Loveland, Colorado, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Wow, so much history in one spot! Went as part of our ghost tour then went back to explore during the day. Enjoyed by both my teenage kids and my parents - not always easy to find in one spot. Lots of stories about this place. I would recommend reading up on it before you go.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Wonderful history lessons. Enjoyable easy walk. Wives family is McIntosh so many things to read about family past info and positions in colonial history.

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