Colonial Park Cemetery
Colonial Park Cemetery
4.5
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The city's oldest cemetery, with family plots dating back to the 1700s.
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  • Life2Travel
    Charlotte, North Carolina1,620 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    More like a park
    Our GPS kept routing us through the cemetery otherwise I may not have walked through. The cemetery is well kept and it felt more like a park each time we walked though with kids on the grass and dogs running around. As others have said the grave markers are old and eroded making most very difficult to read.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 October 2023
  • Noraatc
    Sudbury, Massachusetts38,721 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The history of Savannah in the center of the city
    The Colonial Cemetery is the place to be for history buffs. We had a long walk on the peaceful lawns old cemetery finding the tombstones of military leaders and governers of Savannah of the course of three centuries. The tombstones have very clear signage on the signing posts with metal plates standing next to the graves. It was a dive in the Savannah’s past.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 March 2024
  • Livia Brannock
    Louisville, Kentucky55 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful and Historic
    First, I'd highly recommend grabbing a cemetery brochure from one of the Savannah visitor's centers! The brochure has points of interest and some history of the cemetery. The cemetery itself was beautiful and solemn, and a great place to learn about some Savannah history. Although the gravestones were very worn down, there were multiple signs to read!
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 14 April 2024
  • 196LindaC
    Mukwonago, Wisconsin742 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Peaceful
    Call it morbid but I love strolling through old cemeteries. It's peaceful and educational. I always find interesting tombstones with quirky engravings and beautiful statues. The quirkiness of this cemetery is that the area where duels were fought is just outside of the cemetery (now a playground)
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 July 2024
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Dave Brown
16 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
It is now a small cemetery. It used to be much larger. It seems Savannah just built over the graves out under the surrounding streets and buildings. Such disrespect! The family mausoleums/vaults are brick with only the roof part visible. I bet money that they have filled with water on numerous occasions. I was very unimpressed.
Written 25 March 2021
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cool_teacher590
Dayton, OH183 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
We did not make it before closing time, so we could only look from the outside. Even from outside the gates you can see many of the old headstones and statues. Many ghost walks cruise past here, too, so one way or another, it's easy to get a look.
Written 11 August 2020
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Casey1919
Somerset, PA586 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
This is one of the many cemetery's that give Savannah it reputation as a haunted city. We did the cemetery walk at dusk and I must admit it was a little spooky after reading about the history of Savannah and it haunted history. A fun experience.
Written 13 April 2020
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Meowy
Montgomery, AL524 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
While Bonaventure is more famous and larger, Colonial Park is right in downtown Savannah and is very manageable from the city center on foot. It shouldn't take you too long to take a peak at some of the amazing gravestones they have here. You might not get some of the more austere graves or the oaks and Spanish moss of Bonaventure, but this is definitely worth about an hour of your time.
Written 6 April 2022
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ElizabethLilly
New York City, NY324 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
If there's a cemetery in a destination I can visit, I've been to it or am in the process of coaxing my friends into going. This one has less to look at than most because many of the headstones are gone which is most often the appeal of old cemeteries (Union troops camped there and destroyed a lot of them). It feels a bit more like a park than gravesites because of the lack of tombstones. In my opinion, I think that you won't appreciate the history of this place unless you take a walking tour nearby. On my trip to Savannah this time I heard tales about it during the Creepy Crawl pub crawl (shout out to my awesome tour guide Pierce who has family buried in the cemetery!).
Written 4 May 2021
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Susan B
13 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
I like cemeteries and genealogy. This cemetery is pretty old and fascinating, in spite of not being able to read many of the gravestones because the writing has worn off over the ages or they are dirty. If you look on Findagrave, it shows that there are over 4,000 graves here. The place is pretty busy and is treated more like a city park with the people and dogs walking everywhere.
Written 26 November 2021
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conkirsch
Pennsylvania15 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021
A beautiful, historic cemetery. If you are walking around the city, you must take some time to walk through it. It's free, and you can take as little or as much time as you want. The gates are closed at night, so you need to see it in the daytime.
Written 26 February 2021
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LiteWallet
The Southern USA136 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
We learned some interesting facts about this cemetery from the driver of our tour trolley and also the person who narrated our walking ghost tour. We made our way back to it a different day but we were really just sort of bumbling around not knowing what we were looking at, and that was a bummer. There are several historical markers and such, but without a larger context, it's not really clear why it's an interesting spot to look at. We were hoping that by walking around, we might find at least one stone that had been altered by Sherman's troops back in the day -- something both tours we'd been on had mentioned. But we didn't see even one that was noticeably altered, and most were really hard to read. I think it would be infinitely more interesting and meaningful if you went with a guide that could explain what you're looking at, especially if you are a history buff. I believe some of the "ghost tours" do that, though ours just made a cursory stop outside the gate and didn't walk around inside at all.
Written 25 July 2022
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196LindaC
Mukwonago, WI742 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Call it morbid but I love strolling through old cemeteries. It's peaceful and educational. I always find interesting tombstones with quirky engravings and beautiful statues. The quirkiness of this cemetery is that the area where duels were fought is just outside of the cemetery (now a playground)
Written 2 July 2024
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Noraatc
Sudbury, MA38,721 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
The Colonial Cemetery is the place to be for history buffs. We had a long walk on the peaceful lawns old cemetery finding the tombstones of military leaders and governers of Savannah of the course of three centuries. The tombstones have very clear signage on the signing posts with metal plates standing next to the graves. It was a dive in the Savannah’s past.
Written 12 March 2024
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