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Historical Cemetery

My family, including my teenagers, thought this was a very interesting stop. This is a beautiful... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Chillicothe, Ohio
Quiet Reflection

Mostly Confederate Officers who died while imprisoned on Johnson Island in the POW Camp where they... read more

Reviewed June 12, 2019
Marblehead, Ohio
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family, including my teenagers, thought this was a very interesting stop. This is a beautiful cemetery with a beautiful memorial to the soldiers who are buried there.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Gwen1019
Reviewed June 12, 2019 via mobile

Mostly Confederate Officers who died while imprisoned on Johnson Island in the POW Camp where they were held. It is my understanding of the history that this place was chosen because escape would be very difficult. Unfortunately the prisoners were not used to the extreme...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Tomicatawba
Reviewed June 1, 2019 via mobile

I came here as a kid and remember it being much bigger. My kids weren’t to interested, but they’re toddlers. My wife wasn’t really interested. If you are a history fan, I highly recommend. You will only be out $2 for the bridge fee if...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank Lead2829
Reviewed November 12, 2018

A visit to this historic landmark is well worth the two dollar fee to get onto the island. The peaceful cemetery is the final resting place of a couple hundred Confederate prisoners housed on the Island by Union soldiers. A very friendly guard provided additional...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Joyceculek
Reviewed November 10, 2018

Taking an hour to go to Johnson's Island to visit the Confederate Cemetery was well worth the time. There's really nothing else to do on that island, but we felt the cemetery was worth the visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Teresa G
Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

Another hidden gem in northern Ohio. We some good learning time explaining the civil war and this cemetery to our 7 and 9 year old grandkids. Of course grandma and grandpa had to learn too! This idea small cemetery but the drive there is nice...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank RandAinIndiana
Reviewed September 25, 2018

The cemetery is well-maintained. The monument erected by the daughters of the Confederacy should have a disclaimer with their original charter clearly printed for all to read.1 A companion monument to the millions of enslaved humans that seem to been forgotten. Some of the most...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank 740todm
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Doesn't matter if you are from the north or the south this is a reminder of what people sacrificed. The group has done an amazing job of honoring these fallen soldiers.

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank EttaJane
Reviewed July 30, 2018

One thing you don't expect to find on an island out in the the great lakes off the shore of Ohio is a confederate cemetery, but its there. The small cemetery is a nice place to reflect on the the civil war and the cost...More

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank lonewulf44
Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

interesting slice of history. well maintained and very informative. drive around rest of island and see houses built on cliffs if time.

Date of experience: July 2018
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July 22, 2018|
Response from TripMember081320151 | Reviewed this property |
we went by car but saw several boats docked there. sorry can’t help more than that.
August 1, 2017|
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Response from Shelly S | Reviewed this property |
It costs $2.00 cash (only) to drive across the causway. The machine that lets you onto the island will only take dollar bills so be sure to take a few dollars with you.
July 17, 2017|
Response from jonathans238915 | Reviewed this property |
I did not see anything posted but there is a fence. I am sure daylight hours only because of people messing with graves on such a somber place.