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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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Wonderfully Old and Historic

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Okeechobee, Florida
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Okeechobee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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 3 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 NEW

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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Thank Debbie D
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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Maleny, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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Orillia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a walk down memory lane. Looking at the names of yesteryear brings you back to a different and simpler time! The grounds were professionally done, and it only added to the interest of the cemetery.

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Central Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always enjoy going into this cemetery during the day and reading the headstones. It was a "campsite" for the Union soldiers during the Civil War, so many stones have been altered by them. There is even a tombstone for a signer of the Declaration of Indepence (Button Gwinnett).........however we were told, he is most likely not buried there, even though... More 

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Bucks County, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are walking all of the squares, it's almost impossible to not walk through Colonial Park Cemetery. Yellow fever victims are buried here and a nice job is being done to keep up this cemetery. It's a nice walk.

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