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“Really historic site!”

Historic Oakwood Cemetery
Ranked #23 of 150 things to do in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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117 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Really historic site!”
Reviewed August 23, 2012 via mobile

I've lived in Raleigh my whole life and you sometimes come across hidden gems like this that you never knew existed. I've always heard of this place, but until you go and see it, it's something that's hard to explain. Really old cemetery with quite a few famous people buried in it, old civil war and many other American war graveyards including a WW2 graveyard for NC's fallen heroes. The coolest thing is all the old decorative headstones, some of which are 15-20 feet tall and are ornately beautiful!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“Gorgeous”
Reviewed August 1, 2012

This is a really pretty and well-kept cemetery. It's interesting to walk around and look at some of the earlier gravesites as well.

Visited September 2011
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Knightdale, North Carolina
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109 reviews
45 attraction reviews
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“Great place for History buffs”
Reviewed July 26, 2012

What can you say it's a cemetary. Probably only interesting for history nerds like me. Very well maintained Confederate section and a place for specifically Gettysburg casualties. A few high ranking Confederate officers are buried there.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 reviews
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“Beautiful place”
Reviewed July 11, 2012

Oakwood is well-kept and remains very beautiful. When I visit, I am comforted that my relatives and loved ones have such a peaceful and lovely resting place.

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