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“Somber place to reflect on the past” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cold Harbor National Cemetery

Cold Harbor National Cemetery
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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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707 reviews
300 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 630 helpful votes
“Somber place to reflect on the past”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2014

I made a quick stop at the Cold Harbor National Cemetery while visiting the National Park. It is across the street from the Garthright House and the Hanover County Cold Harbor Park. It is one of the smaller national cemeteries that I have been to, but still has the same effect. I would recommend parking at the park across the street as there is just a couple of tight parallel parking spots directly in front of the cemetery.

The layout of the cemetery doesn't differentiate from the different wars, so you will need to walk through the entire area to look for the Union dead who are currently buried there. There are also a few monuments inside the cemetery to enjoy. Taking a few minutes to just take in everything will give you an appreciation of our past.

If you are visiting the Cold Harbor and/or Gaines' Mill National Battlefields I would recommend visiting the Cold Harbor National Cemetery.

Visited December 2013
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Richmond
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Interesting historical site”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2013

Just past the Cold Harbor Battlefield visitor's center, this Union cemetary is an interesting stop for any Civil War buff. There is no on-site staff to provide information, but you are free to walk through the cemetary on your own. Take a look at the large trees in the center of the grounds----they have grown around a couple of the headstones over the years so that the stones are embedded in them. Other historical sites are nearby and are worth taking a drive to check out.

Visited October 2012
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Midlothian, Virginia, United States
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112 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Spooky”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2013

I wish I could go at night. I have walked through there during the day with a bunch of people and still I get creeped out.

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Mechanicsville, Virginia
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“Small cemetery - worth your time.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2012

We visited the Cold Harbor National Cemetery September 15, 2012. We live nearby and had never stopped. The cemetery is small enough to see all the graves in about an hour. Most of the graves are for Yankee soldiers killed during the Cold Harbor battles. There are a few recent graves and headstones.

One of the most interesting things in the cemetery are two graves that have had their headstones completely enveloped by trees. All you can see of the original head stone is the tight side of the stone stickling out of the tree. The grounds are well maintained.

Visited September 2012
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