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At first the Old Live Oak Cemetery reminded us of the cemetery in Savannah in the Midnight in the... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
Julie S
Sacramento, California
Lots of History

If you enjoy history, particularly from the Civil War era, this is a must see. It is a peaceful... read more

Reviewed October 9, 2018
Sandi C
Alabaster, Alabama
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

At first the Old Live Oak Cemetery reminded us of the cemetery in Savannah in the Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil movie. Then we walked around and found the beauty of the trees and moss and family groups of graves interesting. But...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 9, 2018

If you enjoy history, particularly from the Civil War era, this is a must see. It is a peaceful, yet sad place.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Sandi C
Reviewed October 5, 2018

One could spend several hours visiting this historical place. It has an acre for the memory and burial of Confederate soldiers. A large and tall memorial dedicated in 1875.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Bill W
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

If you like visiting cemeteries, this is a cool one. My favorite Gothic cemetery is the Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond Virginia -- but this one is very cool as well. I loved all of the Spanish moss hanging from the trees. It is not very...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank 643jima
Reviewed August 7, 2018

This is a beautiful old cemetery with ancient headstones and gorgeous old trees draped with Spanish moss everywhere. Very evocative, you can feel the heartache and loss from the civil war. Having followed the Alabama Civil Rights Trail the day before and crossed the EP...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Anne B
Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

A must see. Hard to find but you can feel something there. The place is beautiful and respectful. It was peaceful time.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

Gorgeous old cemetery draped in Spanish moss. Literally a walk through time. Easy to walk through and great for taking pictures.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank CHulgan
Reviewed June 21, 2018

For a piece of Civil War History, this large cemetery in the heart of Selma is a must visit. Many interesting tombstones with inscriptions. "Erected by his broken hearted wife." It's free and you can drive in. The moss covered trees are spectacular. Some very...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Jeff S
Reviewed April 30, 2018

I loved this cemetery. Very interesting with some special monuments about Selma and the civil war. Also ex VP of USA from Selma. (he started Selma actually) Lovely layout and very interesting reading the markers.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Monteverdeguy
Reviewed April 16, 2018

This is one of the prettiest places n Selma. The huge Live Oak trees give it a very serene and peaceful atmosphere. There are Civil War area gravesites here. Great site for history!

Date of experience: October 2017
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August 6, 2018|
Response from Jeff S | Reviewed this property |
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February 16, 2015|
Response from thegriffithfamily | Reviewed this property |
When I visited, I do not remember seeing any posted hours for visiting. It was a public cemetery, stroll as you please:) I am unaware of any formal tours.