Historic Oakwood Cemetery, Raleigh

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  • So many interesting stories of folks buried here. We took a guided segway tour of downtown Raleigh and the last stop was to Historic Oakwood. Interesting colorful stories of people there.  more »
  • HOC offers interesting themed tours. We attended a tour about Momument symbolism that was informative as it was fun. My 9 year old daughter really enjoyed dusk at the cemetery and a lovely stroll thro...  more »
  • The bronze plaque in the enclosed area states that 75000 confederate soldiers died in the war. Death toll was around 250,000.  more »
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  • My Father is in this cemetery along with my Grandparents, and everything has been okay until today. My family planned a remembrance dinner in my Father's honor, so we called the cemetery and checked the Google page hours and both showed it was open until 6pm. I pull up to the main gate at 4:57pm and it's chained shut, now we can't go visit my Father and the head lady there named Robin tells me they close early after the clocks are set back. Not sure why, since it's 5:30pm and the sun is still out...I'm very displeased right now since I drove 45 minutes from Benson and the rest of my family was meeting me there.
  • Beautiful cemetery!
  • 10/10 would visit again

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Staying downtown provides the most convenient access to Raleigh's leading attractions. You'll find a couple of large, efficient hotels here--they feature a large volume of beds. The area around the North Campus of North Carolina State University lies just west of downtown and features a handful of additional hotels. A cluster of national chain hotels and motels lies in the midtown area north of downtown. There are a couple of bus lines that provide easy access to downtown from here, so this area serves as a suitable option if you cannot find accommodation in the city center. The intersection of I-440 and Route 70 to the northwest of downtown features numerous hotels and motels, but these largely cater to business travelers who require convenient access to both downtown and the airport.
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