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“Worth a visit” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Colonial Park Cemetery

Colonial Park Cemetery
201 Abercorn St, Savannah, GA 31401 (Downtown)
(912) 651-6843
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Ranked #15 of 100 Attractions in Savannah
Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Group tours/walking tour
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The city's oldest cemetery, with family plots dating back to the 1700s.
Alexandria, Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

It was interesting to wander through the cemetery to read the historical markers and try to read the head stones. To get the most of it, take a walking tour so you will get an explanation of why all the headstones are lined up against the brick wall and why it looks kind of empty even though they closed it because there was no more room.

Visited October 2012
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Birmingham, Alabama
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60 reviews 60 reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Wonderful historical cemetery...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

If you like old cemeteries, this one is a must-see while in Savannah. Many of the headstones are so old you cannot read the lettering. It is an amazing feeling walking through a 250-year old cemetery.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“A MUST SEE”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

Colonial Park Cemetery should be at top of your list if you are visiting Savannah. So much history, it makes you stop and think. There are duelist, soldiers, politicians, and victims of Yellow Fever all buried here. Savannah has done a wonderful job trying to protect the tombstones. The back wall is lined with broken and misplaced stones. If you look close you will find evidence of gravestone tampering by Civil War soldiers...found a stone where dates had been changed and parents were younger than children. Guess the soldiers got bored while being forced to camp in a cemetery. A historical must see.

Visited October 2012
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Metairie, LA
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148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
“Interesting cemetery”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

Located right in the middle of the histortic district. The tombs are unique and there are many historic GA signs to mark the location of early Savannnah dignitaries. Worth a quick walk through if you have time.

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Hope Mills, North Carolina
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Free attractions and on some nights the Ghosts are free too!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012 via mobile

Amazing to walk back in time as you look at the many grave stones during the day. At night it is a bit frightening to stroll past the gates and ponder the many haunted souls that may lurk in the shadows..... Stroll past if you dare to be a brave heart. Savannah is full of tales of the macabre, ghosts, haunts and ghouls.....

Have fun and be safe........

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