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Historic Oakwood Cemetery

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Very cool place to see.

Went by Trike Tour, but it was a great place with awesome historic background. Would be best if you... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2018
goldie c
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Hanover, Pennsylvania
150 Years of History in 102 Acres of Beautiful Park

This cemetery was chosen as a resting place for confederate dead after the U.S. civil war and has... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2018
RalphandDoro
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Reviewed 4 November 2018

Went by Trike Tour, but it was a great place with awesome historic background. Would be best if you had someone with knowledge about cemetery with you.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

This cemetery was chosen as a resting place for confederate dead after the U.S. civil war and has continued as a beautiful park full of memorials for individuals and events. You will find lovely architecture, and sculpture of diverse styles, under some magnificent magnolia trees....More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank RalphandDoro
Reviewed 8 June 2018

Visiting brother, looking for local sights, we had gone to the Mordecai Historic Park, then the remnant of the Civil War breastworks, and Keith also wanted to visit the cemetery. It was very historic and evocative of all the men, many so young, who had...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

I didn't take a guided tour (not sure if they offer or not) but just reading and then going around to take in the scenery gives purposeful meaning. I took some pictures while going around and it's a very beautiful cemetery.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank kurupt71
Reviewed 7 March 2018

This is one of the most beautiful cemeteries I have visited. We went through simply to take pictures, and enjoyed a chilly but sunny day.

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank hasullenger
Reviewed 19 February 2018

A full section devoted to Confederate Soldiers. Very interesting reading the dates and on some, the battles. The cemetery itself is surrounded by many old period homes being restored. We drove through self guided. Wish we would have had a pamphlet to show the other...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Patricia438
Reviewed 4 February 2018

Very interesting cemetery with historical roots. It began as a cemetery for Confederate soldiers. Many of the soldiers were located in other cemeteries and reburied here. Later, the cemetery was open to everyone, and the Confederate section was one section of this lovely cemetery. The...More

Date of experience: January 2018
2  Thank igolfCA
Reviewed 29 January 2018

No crowds as you would expect, kind of a "off the beaten path" destination for residents (and tourists) to go and enjoy some nice scenery and some solitude. Read the plaques and learn something. If you go here, walk thru Historic Oakwood and enjoy the...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Mark S
Reviewed 10 November 2017

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.

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank Kristi M
Reviewed 2 October 2017

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 through beautifully landscaped grounds.

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank Puttertat
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