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Historic Oakwood Cemetery

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Address: 701 Oakwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27601-1161
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+1 919-832-6077
08:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Thu 08:00 - 16:00
Fri 08:00 - 15:00

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Beautiful and Serene

Raleigh, like many southern cities, established this cemetery when she began repatriating Confederate soldiers from distant battlefields. Located within easy walking distance of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Garner, North Carolina
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Garner, North Carolina
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128 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Raleigh, like many southern cities, established this cemetery when she began repatriating Confederate soldiers from distant battlefields. Located within easy walking distance of the Governor's Mansion, it is still one of the most desirable places to be buried by Raleigh's elite today. One of the things I like so much about the cemetery is the variety of stones and statues.... More 

Thank angsw72
Mechanicsville, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worth a look see for the beautiful grounds, interesting headstones and memorials. In a really neat historic neighborhood too!

Thank Marshall711
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

This is a gorgeous cemetery with graves ranging from the early 1800s to modern times. For any person who loves history, military graves, or is able to simply appreciate the beauty there is in death and mouring, this is a fantastic visit. There are also a variety of graves; this place is very much an interfaith cemetery. I spotted old... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

I always try and see at least one odd tourist spot when visiting a different city, and this certainly fits this category. While a bit morbid, it was recommended to me by people nearby and it was an interesting take. I walked the rolling hills and viewed the final resting places dating from the Civil War and before. I would... More 

Thank Michael S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful cemetery! Wonderful for walking around. Family reunion- grandchildren got to see family plot. Enjoyed confederate burial area. Beautiful and historical

Thank Susan C
Durham, North Carolina
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Offered by the cemetery association. Fascinating insight into Raleigh and North Carolina history. Many well known and lesser known people here, most with interesting stories.

Thank NearRTP
Wake Forest, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Lovely little cemetery. Nice place to walk and to take pictures. The landscaping is beautiful. Thin curvy roads make driving difficult at busy times, but still livable.

Thank sienaphd
Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

I've been here many, many times. There is an abundance of history here for locals as well as tourists. Many famous historical figures and important people from the Raleigh area are interned here. Maps are available to help you navigate. There are flashlight tours during the evening which are conducted in the Fall. Call the cemetery for dates.

Thank Lefty4751
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

My wife;s family has several people buried here and she is working on learning more about her ancestry so we visited here to gather information. The people in the office spent a lot of tie with us and were extremely helpful - even providing copes of death certificates

Thank Clarence S
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

Not far out of downtown Raleigh, it's a very interesting place to stop. Hidden away, you enter the cemetery and can right away see graves dating back to the mid to late 1700's. Unbelievable how great of shape the graves are in and how clean the cemetery is. War and history buffs would love it just as much as the... More 

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