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Interesting historic graveyard

Old cemeteries interest me because of the history and art you can discover. This one was founded in... read more

Reviewed December 12, 2018
Jenny W
Birmingham, Alabama, United States
An interesting historic relic

Site of the Joe Cain widows gathering. Part of the history of Mobile's Madri Gras, the original... read more

Reviewed September 8, 2018
Page S
Mobile, Alabama
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Reviewed December 12, 2018

Old cemeteries interest me because of the history and art you can discover. This one was founded in 1819 and is just 4 acres in size. A notice posted at the entrance indicates that the cemetery is open from 8-4 daily and that there are...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jenny W
Reviewed September 8, 2018

Site of the Joe Cain widows gathering. Part of the history of Mobile's Madri Gras, the original birthplace of Mardi Gras. Great place to add to things to see in the downtown Mobile area.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Page S
Reviewed April 8, 2018

We visited this cemetery and found it to contain some of the oldest graves in Mobile dating back to the early 1800's. It also contains the earliest Jewish burials in the city. A definite stop for any history buff.

Date of experience: April 2018
4  Thank tazman572
Reviewed April 13, 2017

This is a fun place to stroll and try different restaurants and people watch. There seems to be a lot of activity and you feel like you are visiting all walks of life. We enjoyed it.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank 1991KEB
Reviewed April 7, 2017 via mobile

It's right next to the public library. There is only one entrance and it closes at 4pm. It's a beautiful, small, old cemetery. If you are out for a stroll, stop by and take in the history of Mobile.

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank 770MCP
Reviewed July 6, 2016

Love the history but the walking tour is not good for Seniors but the cemetery is open during the day Joe Cain's grave is the very front and relative of George Washington are buried there,

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank Cheryl C
Reviewed June 23, 2016

This is an interesting cemetary to visit as the graves are from the 1700-1800's. However, the neglect of the grounds is very sad. The only graves that appear to have any upkeep attention are the ones for Joe Cain and his wife. The City of...More

Date of experience: June 2016
2  Thank ritao99
Reviewed April 25, 2016

My wife and I enjoyed a wonderful stroll through this walkable, quiet neighborhood of beautiful and historic homes. Love that the historic preservation folks have identified so many homes and their histories.

Date of experience: April 2016
2  Thank KerouacFan
Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

Such a beautiful area. Takes you back in time to beautiful simplier times. The houses with the sheilds are over 75 years old and kept historically correct. The sheild is given once a year by the historical society. Just beautiful and serene.

Date of experience: April 2016
2  Thank Dawn B
Reviewed March 22, 2016

Ran up and down Government Street (and Dauphin for that matter). Oakleigh Garden District and Church Street Historic District are wonderful little finds off of the beaten path. Plan to take you time and enjoy the view of both.

Date of experience: March 2016
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May 2, 2017|
Response from 1991KEB | Reviewed this property |
I have never been there on a Sunday so I am not sure.
Bill H
July 21, 2016|
Response from Pbaglaw | Reviewed this property |
I didn't know that was the case. This district is pretty large and to walk it, especially in the summer heat and humidity, would be challenging. I would suggest one drive from site to site within the district (e.g. After... More