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Rose Hill Cemetery

Address: 1091 Riverside Drive, Macon, GA
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Ranked #5 of 35 things to do in Macon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Owner description: An example of a 19th-century cemetery park.
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Type: Cemeteries, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: An example of a 19th-century cemetery park.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I know people don't generally get into visiting cemeteries, but the history and magic of this place is unbelievable. I have never been to a more beautiful cemetery. Wear walking shoes and spend the afternoon on a sunny day. Adjacent to the river. Beautiful and historic gravestones. Visited for my second time just this past weekend. Well worth the walking,... More 

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Evans, Ga
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153 reviews 153 reviews
46 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Great place to walk around it, some very beautiful grave markers. It is sad also to see the decay of some of the older graves, as the tombstones are no longer readable.

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Tyler, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

My husband and I went to visit the graves of Duane Allman and Berry Oakley. We found their graves rather quickly. I was rather surprised at the size of this place! We were going to explore further when it began to rain. We left abruptly so I was rather disappointed that we had to leave. Would return in a heartbeat... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Very nice cemetery. Saw one person buried that was born in the 1700's. The grave stones and monuments are amazing. The grounds are well kept and the hills make the cemetery unique. The interior road can be hazardous though. I drove a Toyota Tundra (older and smaller model) along the roads in the cemetery and some are seriously tight. I... More 

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Bristol
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51 reviews 51 reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This is a must for the ABB fans visiting Macon. Duane and Berry are both buried here as well as Elizabeth Reed, inspiration for one of the best pieces of music the ABB produced (my opinion). We met some really interesting fans here.

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Nanjing
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77 reviews 77 reviews
26 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I was working on a photography assignment and was in the cemetary taking pictures when my iternal alarm went off. There was a guy following me around and it made me very uncomfortable... I got to my car as fast as I could and got out of there. Ladies, don't go alone! I remember growing up always hearing stories about... More 

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Alapaha
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Rose Hill Cemetery is a unique cemetery in Macon, Georgia. If you like history and don't mind some hills to climb, this will make an interesting afternoon.

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Macon, Georgia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Civil war soldiers, rolling hills, historic graves and tombs, couple of famous Allman Brothers' band members, what's not to like. Do yourself a favor and take one of the Ramble tours if you can. You will be glad you did. A history buff's dream.

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Macon, Georgia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I love this place. Walk through history. Governor Nat Harris, founder of Georgia Tech, numerous politicians, philanthropists, and notables are buried in this Park. Yes, it was designed as a park that us also a Cemetery by Simri Rose. He too is buried here. Two all man Brothers are buried here. Several song titles originated from those buried here. One... More 

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Velp, The Netherlands
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Came to pay my respects to Duane Allman but was pleasantly surprised by the beauty of the cemetery. Walked around for a bit and read some fascinating stories. Loved it!

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