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“Enjoyable walk while seeing the historic district” 3 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.
Greensboro, North Carolina
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“Enjoyable walk while seeing the historic district”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

This cemetery sits right in between the Cathedral of St. John and the Owens-Thomas house, so it's convenient to walk through when touring historic Savannah. Most of the headstones are so old their inscriptions can no longer be deciphered, but multiple informative signs give you some insight into who is buried there. The setting is beautiful with the same giant live oaks and moss found around the city, and several benches allow extra time to linger. While we were there, an entire troup of girl scouts was picnicking between some of the gravesites, and we saw some locals walking their dogs too. We were also approached by a panhandler, but he was easily discouraged. ;)

I wouldn't go out of my way to see this cemetery, but if you are on the same block, why not?

Visited April 2013
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Brooklet, Georgia
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“Historic, slighly creepy, very cool.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

Call me weird if you want but I love the quiet, calmness of really old graveyards. This one is beautiful. From the ornate gravestones to the early morning mist in the moss draped live oaks....you can't get much better than this.

Visited October 2012
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Boiling Springs, South Carolina
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“Like stepping back in time!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

Its hard to believe that a cemetery can be such a beautiful place. With the moss hanging off the trees and the beautiful headstones from hundreds of years ago its just a relaxing spot. Just a short walk from River street!!

Visited April 2013
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Jacksonville Beach
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“The perfect resting place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

Not the biggest cemetery, but abundant history and tales of ghost. We really enjoyed this site because of all large mausoleums and the number of locals who seem to picnic here. This is another convenient place to checkout while wandering around downtown.

Visited April 2013
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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“great”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

history, history history - read the markers, and imagine the lifestyles...history, history, history all good.

Visited April 2013
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