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Johnson's Island Confederate Cemetery

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Interesting Stop!

A visit to this historic landmark is well worth the two dollar fee to get onto the island. The... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Willoughby, Ohio
peaceful location

Taking an hour to go to Johnson's Island to visit the Confederate Cemetery was well worth the time... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Teresa G
Alamosa, Colorado
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Johnson Island Causeway, Marblehead, OH 43440
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A visit to this historic landmark is well worth the two dollar fee to get onto the island. The peaceful cemetery is the final resting place of a couple hundred Confederate prisoners housed on the Island by Union soldiers. A very friendly guard provided additional...More

Thank Joyceculek
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Taking an hour to go to Johnson's Island to visit the Confederate Cemetery was well worth the time. There's really nothing else to do on that island, but we felt the cemetery was worth the visit.

Thank Teresa G
Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

Another hidden gem in northern Ohio. We some good learning time explaining the civil war and this cemetery to our 7 and 9 year old grandkids. Of course grandma and grandpa had to learn too! This idea small cemetery but the drive there is nice...More

Thank RandAinIndiana
Reviewed 25 September 2018

The cemetery is well-maintained. The monument erected by the daughters of the Confederacy should have a disclaimer with their original charter clearly printed for all to read.1 A companion monument to the millions of enslaved humans that seem to been forgotten. Some of the most...More

Thank 740todm
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Doesn't matter if you are from the north or the south this is a reminder of what people sacrificed. The group has done an amazing job of honoring these fallen soldiers.

2  Thank EttaJane
Reviewed 30 July 2018

One thing you don't expect to find on an island out in the the great lakes off the shore of Ohio is a confederate cemetery, but its there. The small cemetery is a nice place to reflect on the the civil war and the cost...More

2  Thank lonewulf44
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

interesting slice of history. well maintained and very informative. drive around rest of island and see houses built on cliffs if time.

1  Thank TripMember081320151
Reviewed 20 June 2018

The cemetery is a very beautiful place. Well worth the visit for any history buffs. It is well maintained and easy to access.

Thank sgtserta
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

Worth visiting if you are in the area. Interesting story about Confederate POWs and subsequent efforts to remember them by the Daughters of the Confederacy.

Thank Fred K
Reviewed 14 April 2018

I'm local and over the years I have taken my children here. I now take my grandchildren to visit. There isn't a lot here, but it is very interesting. It's a Civil War Cemetery that was where a prison camp for officers of the Confederacy...More

1  Thank kmrxy
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22 July 2018|
Response from TripMember081320151 | Reviewed this property |
we went by car but saw several boats docked there. sorry can’t help more than that.
1 August 2017|
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Response from Shelly S | Reviewed this property |
It costs $2.00 cash (only) to drive across the causway. The machine that lets you onto the island will only take dollar bills so be sure to take a few dollars with you.
17 July 2017|
Response from jonathans238915 | Reviewed this property |
I did not see anything posted but there is a fence. I am sure daylight hours only because of people messing with graves on such a somber place.