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Rose Hill Cemetery

1091 Riverside Drive, Macon, GA
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Ranked #5 of 21 attractions in Macon
Type: Cemeteries
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: An example of a 19th-century cemetery park.
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English first
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014 via mobile

My fiance and I went there the other day. Been a while since I've been, first time for her. Lots of history, from governors to Duane Allman. And anything you want in between. Even a firehouse dog is buried here!! Definitely worth a couple of hours to get a small glimpse of Macon and southern history.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Amazing place to walk, explore history, and contemplate life or watch birds. I only wish they had a better map to guide you through the areas and to provide some historical perspective. They do have these items for sale, but the place was closed...so signage in the cemetery would be helpful.

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Macon, Georgia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

This is a historic cemetary that is very well taken care of. The area is a popular place to get some exercise walking through the rolling hills along the Ocmulgee River.

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Macon, Georgia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

A beautiful place if you walk or drive around. Take the time to see Rose Hills. Perfect for walking dogs, taking a breather, simply peaceful. .

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Asheville, North Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

This is one of the older, more interesting cemeteries I've ever visited. There are many old graves and markers and the location overlooking the Ocmulgee River is scenic.

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Warner Robins, Georgia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Beautiful grounds & Tombstones of some famous people provided their entire life story, there is also an area which contained the head stones of an entire family with kids who was killed and it tells the ENTIRE story..Kinda freaky but it is a cemetery :-) We went during the day, dont think I would visit at night, Not that Brave!!

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Atlanta, Georgia
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
33 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

We went to this historic (national registry of historic places) cemetery to pay our respects to Duane and Barry. Here's the way to their graves. Enter at the main gate and walk straight down the road a short distance. You'll see a sign that says Carnation Ridge. Immediately after that, walk down the steps on your right and head in... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

This is a HUGE cemetery and very well kept. It's the place of one of the Allman Brothers burial sites which is located in a valley inside the cemetery. You sort of come up on it and don't realize what burial site it is. Very interesting. Civil War markers are beautifully placed on a hill. We went during Cherry Blossom... More

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Shoreham, New York
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79 reviews 79 reviews
16 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Attempted to pay our respects to Greg Allman but got lost in the maze of this immense cemetery and with all do respect his resting place isn't marked in the usual tourist attraction signage. Seeing the rolling hills and very old and historical grave stones you are taken in by it's beauty. We thought it rather unusual that at the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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241 reviews 241 reviews
29 attraction reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Visited the cemetery to pay a small ho,age at the graves of Berry Oakley and Duane Allman but were also taken by the scale and, that word again, atmosphere and sense of history that permeates this place. Sat high on a bluff over the rail-road and river the cemetery cascades down criss crossed by a series of hard to navigate... More

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