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Colonial Park Cemetery, Savannah

Categories: Cemeteries, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 1,200+ reviews on the web
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. Make Colonial Park Cemetery a part of your Savannah vacation plans using our Savannah trip itinerary planner.
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  • Learning the history of the cemetery and looking at the headstones reading some of the dates was an experience. We got there shortly before night fall and enjoyed a walk through history. 
  • In the middle of the Forsyth Park, this cemetery to delve into the history of this city to the heavy military history.
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  • Loads of history here plenty of photo options here so clean so green I love the trees here the tombstones are so old from the 1800's such history and such stories on them you must see this place I tru...  read more »
  • If you love history. This has been a park since the 1800's. They stopped burying people here then.
  • Eerie and beautiful at the same time. This cemetery was the first official one in town, but the bodies of Savannah's dead are still interred even beneath the sidewalks outside its gates. Check out some of the history and the old tombstones.
  • 200+ year old gravestones. Many important and long forgotten people from American history buried here. Some so old all the writing is worn away.
  • It's interesting to hear about the cemetery while on the ghost tour. It's really sad to hear what troups did in the past while camping in the area. I found it amusing to hear that while they up to mischief they decided to fill pillows with Spanish moss (which is neither Spanish , nor moss) and wound up being bit by bugs all night.
  • Just wanted to post that this says it's open until 8pm. However, we arrived at 5:07 pm and the gates were locked. They are open 9-5
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