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“We walked into history”

Santa Fe National Cemetery
Ranked #28 of 269 things to do in Santa Fe
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Owner description: Civil War buffs will appreciate the little known history of the 28 Confederate soldiers from Texas buried in this spot.
Erie, CO
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“We walked into history”
Reviewed July 8, 2013

My husband and I visited the Santa Fe National Cemetery while vacationing in Santa Fe. We felt like we had gone back in time to history. It was so interesting to visit the graves of Confederate and Union Soldiers. We only had time to visit about one fourth of the cemetery but plan to go back next year when in Santa Fe. We were disappointed there was no literature to tell us more about the cemetery and it's history because the offices are undergoing construction and this is why we only rated it four stars.

Visited July 2013
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Tulsa
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Very Interesting.”
Reviewed June 11, 2013

We drove through the cemetary since our hotel was across the street and we had two vets with us. It seemed like the graves went on forever, which is sad. But, most of the headstones were for vets who lived long lives and their family members rather than those who died in the wars, so that was (strangely?) actually nice. There are sections that are clearly from war, but not the whole place like we originally thought. Overall, really glad we stopped by to pay our respects.

Visited June 2013
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New Rochelle, New York
Level 6 Contributor
239 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
“Beautiful cemetary”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

We visited early in the morning on Memorial Day--In and out before the crowds. Grounds are very well kept.

Visited May 2013
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austin
Level 6 Contributor
114 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“A Must See To Pay Homage To Our Troops”
Reviewed May 23, 2013 via mobile

Quiet, peaceful and well kept. The locator is a big help if you are looking for someone in particular. Very few shaded areas, so take an umbrella if you need shade.

Visited May 2013
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Tucson, Arizona
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“A Somber And Dignified Place”
Reviewed May 1, 2013

This is clearly not a touristy place to visit. But, it is worth seeing. It looks and feels like a small Arlington. I walked around on a Sunday morning. I only saw one other person. He was down on one knee, hugging one of the white tombstones. He started to leave, then stopped. He turned back to the tombstone, stood erect, and saluted. That is something to remember. I would recommend strolling through here if you have time.

Visited April 2013
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