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“Historical landmark” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Historic Oakwood Cemetery

Historic Oakwood Cemetery
701 Oakwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27601
(919) 832-6077
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Ranked #12 of 55 Attractions in Raleigh
Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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65 reviews 65 reviews
31 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Historical landmark”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

Our whole family took the Segway tour and we discovered many of the wonderful stories connected with this site. There are other tours also available. Highly recommended and very enriching.

Visited July 2012
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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102 reviews 102 reviews
45 attraction reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Really historic site!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012 via mobile

I've lived in Raleigh my whole life and you sometimes come across hidden gems like this that you never knew existed. I've always heard of this place, but until you go and see it, it's something that's hard to explain. Really old cemetery with quite a few famous people buried in it, old civil war and many other American war graveyards including a WW2 graveyard for NC's fallen heroes. The coolest thing is all the old decorative headstones, some of which are 15-20 feet tall and are ornately beautiful!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Gorgeous”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

This is a really pretty and well-kept cemetery. It's interesting to walk around and look at some of the earlier gravesites as well.

Visited September 2011
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Knightdale, North Carolina
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35 attraction reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Great place for History buffs”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

What can you say it's a cemetary. Probably only interesting for history nerds like me. Very well maintained Confederate section and a place for specifically Gettysburg casualties. A few high ranking Confederate officers are buried there.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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“Beautiful place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

Oakwood is well-kept and remains very beautiful. When I visit, I am comforted that my relatives and loved ones have such a peaceful and lovely resting place.

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