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Old Live Oak Cemetery

110 W Dallas Ave, Selma, AL 36701-6559
+1 334-874-2161
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Beautiful yet disturbing

Visited with my sister. The trees are lovely with the moss. The veneration and adoration of Nathan... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2017
Jeanette G
via mobile
Walking amongst the dead.

Loved the live oaks with the spanish moss hanging everywhere. The cemetery has some beautiful... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2017
Melanie N
via mobile
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110 W Dallas Ave, Selma, AL 36701-6559
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Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Visited with my sister. The trees are lovely with the moss. The veneration and adoration of Nathan Bedford Forrest was disturbing.

Thank Jeanette G
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Loved the live oaks with the spanish moss hanging everywhere. The cemetery has some beautiful stones and statuaries. Some of the graves are very old. Wish we would've brought mosquito spray. Suggest the city install speed bumps on King St since it cuts right thru...More

Thank Melanie N
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful and historic cemetery. From the 200 plus year old moss covered oaks to the ornate Sylacauga marble monuments it is a must see.

Thank jayj883
Reviewed 4 October 2017

The walking tours available for Selma reveal a variety of homes and histories. It is a little more local history than I needed, but better too much than too little. The cemetery manifests that same variety among the honored dead.

Reviewed 20 September 2017

How beautiful and serene is this cemetery draped in Spanish moss. This is one of the loveliest old cemeteries we have seen. It is worth a stroll through this gorgeous spot to convene with nature and history.

Thank Gran7
Reviewed 13 September 2017

I love to visit old cemeteries, so I've been to quite a few and I have to say this one is the most beautiful one I've seen. The trees are covered with Spanish Moss and I imagine it would be quite daunting at night, but...More

Thank c685710
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Having visiting some cemeteries in New Orleans and quite a few others throughout the Deep South, I didn't expect that the most lovely one would be in Selma. Spanish moss drapes down from all of the trees, and creates a hauntingly beautiful landscape. It's well...More

1  Thank Ryan V
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Worth a drive and a walk. Get out and enjoy but if you can't walk a quiet drive through the cemetery is also pretty cool. Make sure to go to all three as they are different a unique in their own way.

Thank ExpatAgainandAgain
Reviewed 27 May 2017

We visited in May 2017. The beauty of this cemetery cannot be over-stated. It has a great Confederate Monument and is very well cared for. Easy to drive through for those who are unable to walk it.

Thank Marcia D
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Every time we visit Selma we make sure to stop by Old Live Oak! Definitely worth a visit. Very old graves there, a lot of history and the huge oak trees draped with spanish moss is perfect for picture taking! It is a large cemetery...More

Thank paranormalqueen41
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17 February 2015|
Response from thegriffithfamily | Reviewed this property |
When I visited, I do not remember seeing any posted hours for visiting. It was a public cemetery, stroll as you please:) I am unaware of any formal tours.