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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 #15 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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Savannah, Georgia
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108 reviews 108 reviews
38 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

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
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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Moorpark, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
13 attraction reviews
247 helpful votes 247 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Right in the center of the historic district. Many people were "uprooted" (literally) during the Civil War and their grave stones are all leaning against the back walls of the fences. Suppose to be quite haunted - but we had a pleasant time. Beware of people getting on and off buses right outside the gates - many seemed drunk or... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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88 reviews 88 reviews
33 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

While walking I came upon this cemetery and I have to say that I am usually not one to go into cemetery's. The grounds are very well kept and the historic nature of some of the beautiful monuments are just amazing.

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Houston, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Lots of history here – I’m not usually one to visit cemeteries or to read historical plaques, but Colonial Park was an interesting stroll. A thunderstorm was rolling through when we were there which added to the somber atmosphere. Make sure to visit the back wall – many of the headstones were knocked over throughout the years, and the back... More

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Denver, CO
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Don't miss this gem. Take a half an hour to one hour to stroll it's paths and read the inscriptions on family crypts and grave markers. Very peaceful.

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Durham, North Carolina, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Rich history, beautiful grounds with walking paths and benches. Be sure to read the history and walk to the back wall to see the displaced headstones they preserved.

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