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“So sad what was done” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Colonial Park Cemetery

Colonial Park Cemetery
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Savannah's Ghost Encounter Walking Tour
Ranked #17 of 210 things to do in Savannah
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The city's oldest cemetery, with family plots dating back to the 1700s.
Orlando, Florida
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“So sad what was done”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2013

During my trip, the history of the area, especially with the Civil War, the only time I felt ashamed of my Union roots was during my walk thru this cemetery. Union soldiers ripped up the gravestones and pushed them up against the wall, changed the dates on some of the tombstones, and destroyed the history of these families.

Visited January 2013
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Savannah, GA
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“Old Head Stones”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2013

Forgive the joke but ... people are dying to get here. Old cemetery downtown Savannah. Convienient stop if you are out for walk. Bonneventure is the destination cemetery if that is your thing.

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“Very cool to walk among graves older than our country.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2013 via mobile

I went at dusk. It's quiet and very historically interesting. There are many signs everywhere that help guide you to importAnt plots. A little sad because almost Ll the graves are young people. Every once in a whe u will catch someone that lived into their late 20's and 30's

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Crandall, GA
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“SPOOKY WALK AT NIGHT”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2013

My husband and I have been all over this cemetery during the day and that's spooky enough, but try walking around it late at night and you might be downright terrified! We accidentally ran into a walking tour guide who noticed we had our ghost radar out (for fun) and he told us the best place around the cemetery to get readings. He was right! We walked to the one are he said and the ghost radar went all over the place. We are not ghost hunters but just wanted to play with the ghost radar, but some of the stuff it said and did was downright creepy! This is an old old cemetery with many distinguished residents in it. Even though we played with the ghost radar there, we were careful to respect the graves of those interred there. If you visit Colonial Park Cemetary at night, have someone with you, because it might make you uneasy to be there alone!!

Visited September 2012
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Martinsville, VA.
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“If Cemeteries are your thing...GO!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2013

As someone with Geogia roots...this is a must! We went on a cloudy afternoon just as the sun was setting. Of course, a lot of the grave stones were weathered and hard to read but the lay out of the cemetery is wonderful. Almost untouched by time.

Visited December 2012
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