Colonial Park Cemetery, Savannah

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Savannah's main cemetery for over century, Colonial Park Cemetery has over 9,000 graves. New interments stopped in 1853, but the cemetery remained open for the public. The grounds are landscaped with local species, including trees draped with Spanish moss that give the city its mysterious vibe. The cemetery is a peaceful place for a walk; stop to read the tombstones of those that helped build Savannah. Arrange to visit Colonial Park Cemetery and other attractions in Savannah using our Savannah trip planner .
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  • Walking through this park/cemetery and reading the many signs describing the notable figures resting there is a very moving experience.  more »
  • Founded around 1750, it's one of Savannah's oldest cemeteries and one that is kept wonderfully preserved. Oh, and it's super creepy! Button Gwinnett, a signer of the Declaration of Independence is bur...  more »
  • So much history, very interesting to read the gravestones. I wish it wasn't raining, we would have enjoyed more time wandering around.  more »
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  • Nice little historic visit right before an appointment in town. I visited and took photos around the whole area within 20 minutes. A very relaxing, peaceful place in the middle of a busy city. A few other tourists were visiting but everyone was mindful and respectful of keeping the peace at the site. Definitely a nice place to get away for a bit.
  • It's an amazing place to get rooted into the history here in Savannah, GA. You can take ghost tours in town and one of the main places they take you to is this cemetery. It's beautiful and if you're a fan of ghosts it's a highly recommend place to go to. The hours are 8am-5pm actually as I just discovered today. They're not from 8am -8pm
  • Great peaceful cemetery covered in Spanish Moss and historic tombstones.
  • This is a very beautiful place. It a nice place to pause and reflect, and take in the quiet while visiting Savannah .
  • Great historical area to view, respectively. These are still graves and walking over them directly is rude.

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