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Colonial Park Cemetery

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Address: 201 Abercorn St, Savannah, GA 31401
Phone Number: (912) 651-6843
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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The city's oldest cemetery, with family plots dating back to the 1700s.

The city's oldest cemetery, with family plots dating back to the 1700s.

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This place is amazing. The stories are amazing. We loved the beauty and the signs. The people who reside there forever in eternity now live in our memories.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Clearwater, Florida
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Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is amazing. The stories are amazing. We loved the beauty and the signs. The people who reside there forever in eternity now live in our memories.

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Cisco, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a nice place to look at history. The graves date back to the 1700's. Sit on one of the benches and just enjoy the peace and quiet.

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Columbia, MO
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There are lots of "ghost stories" that have to do with this cemetery......make sure you read up on some of the history associated with the cemetery and you will have good context for when you visit. Didn't find a stone that dated after 1900......several local historically prominent individuals buried here.

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Okeechobee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have been here several times. We always manage to find something new that we didn't see the last time. This place is full of history and there are many informative markers posted in various places throughout the cemetery.

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Greensburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Rather droll, but a great cemetery ! Very old with classic above-ground crypts from the 1800s. Good Kodak moments abound. Children ? Ah, probably not, unless they're comfortable with the death thing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This cemetery has a history that is almost unbelievable! If you are able, take a guided tour to learn the deep dark secrets of this location. Make sure you ask about the Federal Troops impact on the cemetery and what they did to the headstones "for fun".

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Lumberton, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very historical stop as you walk around town! Stopped using this cemetary in the late 1800s. Such a great way to learn about the history of Savannah. There are many historical markers thruout.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So much history and a lesson all at the same time, sad to see so many head stones in such bad shape, due to time and the elements. Enjoy it while it's here, many of Savannah's founders are here, and deserve our respect in their final resting place. Thank you Savannah!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quite interesting .As with all cemeteries they all have their stories. This was pointed out to is on a number of occasions as we went past on trolley bus.Used as shelter in cold by soldiers so many of the graves are empty.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you take a tour then you have the knowledge to understand the graves. If you just walk on your own time it is what it is - a cemetery. Most of the stones are not legible but it stands to reason being 200 or more years old. I would suggest going.

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