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“History Displayed!”

Johnson's Island Confederate Cemetery
Ranked #2 of 16 things to do in Marblehead
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Level 6 Contributor
173 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“History Displayed!”
Reviewed 14 July 2014

Visiting here reminds us that Man is constantly in turmoil. This is a beautiful, yet solemn place well worth visiting and reflecting upon. It is very easy to find, simply come over the toll bridge, go straight at the intersection, and the Cemetary is on the left about 800 feet from the intersection.

Visited July 2014
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Parma, Ohio
Level 6 Contributor
115 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“A bit of history”
Reviewed 8 July 2014

This is worth a visit if you are on the island. We actually attended a wedding reception in the hall adjacent to the cemetary. History buffs would really appreciate this.

Visited August 2013
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Cincinnati, Ohio
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“inspiring”
Reviewed 6 July 2014

Only thing on the island is the cemetery, the rest is private residences. However, it is well worth the $2 bridge fee. Cemetery has been well-maintained and stands as a tribute to peace.

Visited July 2014
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Amherst, Ohio
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Solemn site; but hidden from visitors”
Reviewed 27 June 2014

Took a day to see Marblehead including the lighthouse and the Confederate Cemetery on Johnson's Island. Driving from the Marblehead Lighthouse towards the access road to Johnson's Island, there is no visible marker telling visitors where to turn. An historical marker, that is visible from the opposite direction, is completely obscured by bushes. The cemetery itself needs attention, and it seems as if those who live and own Johnson's Island would rather not have this historical site anywhere near their exclusive residences. All roads except for the causeway leading to the Cemetery itself are marked "private, residents and guests only". It is too bad that nothing of the prison itself has been preserved or is even acknowledged with any kind of marker or signage. It was apparently located farther down the road, which was not open to the public. The Johnson's Island Homeowners Association were having a large tent set up immediately adjacent to the Cemetery for some function or another that they were having, wholly unconnected with the Cemetery. It was disconcerting.

Visited June 2014
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Temperance, Michigan
Level 3 Contributor
5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“History”
Reviewed 23 June 2014

Great place to take kid's and share history of our country . We took the Boy Scouts on a bicycle tour of the Marblehead Peninsula and had a great trip. Tie this in with a visit to the Lighthouse.

Visited July 2013
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