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An interesting historic relic

Site of the Joe Cain widows gathering. Part of the history of Mobile's Madri Gras, the original... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Page S
Mobile, Alabama
Wonderful old cemetery

We visited this cemetery and found it to contain some of the oldest graves in Mobile dating back to... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2018
Sharon, Canada
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Home to several beautiful 19th-century houses.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Site of the Joe Cain widows gathering. Part of the history of Mobile's Madri Gras, the original birthplace of Mardi Gras. Great place to add to things to see in the downtown Mobile area.

Thank Page S
Reviewed 9 April 2018

We visited this cemetery and found it to contain some of the oldest graves in Mobile dating back to the early 1800's. It also contains the earliest Jewish burials in the city. A definite stop for any history buff.

3  Thank tazman572
Reviewed 14 April 2017

This is a fun place to stroll and try different restaurants and people watch. There seems to be a lot of activity and you feel like you are visiting all walks of life. We enjoyed it.

Thank 1991KEB
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

It's right next to the public library. There is only one entrance and it closes at 4pm. It's a beautiful, small, old cemetery. If you are out for a stroll, stop by and take in the history of Mobile.

1  Thank 770MCP
Reviewed 7 July 2016

Love the history but the walking tour is not good for Seniors but the cemetery is open during the day Joe Cain's grave is the very front and relative of George Washington are buried there,

1  Thank Cheryl C
Reviewed 23 June 2016

This is an interesting cemetary to visit as the graves are from the 1700-1800's. However, the neglect of the grounds is very sad. The only graves that appear to have any upkeep attention are the ones for Joe Cain and his wife. The City of...More

2  Thank ritao99
Reviewed 26 April 2016

My wife and I enjoyed a wonderful stroll through this walkable, quiet neighborhood of beautiful and historic homes. Love that the historic preservation folks have identified so many homes and their histories.

2  Thank KerouacFan
Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

Such a beautiful area. Takes you back in time to beautiful simplier times. The houses with the sheilds are over 75 years old and kept historically correct. The sheild is given once a year by the historical society. Just beautiful and serene.

2  Thank Dawn B
Reviewed 23 March 2016

Ran up and down Government Street (and Dauphin for that matter). Oakleigh Garden District and Church Street Historic District are wonderful little finds off of the beaten path. Plan to take you time and enjoy the view of both.

Thank Pbaglaw
Reviewed 19 January 2016

I really enjoyed driving around this area and hearing about the history. The houses around here are magnificent.

Thank SydneyCfr
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3 May 2017|
Response from 1991KEB | Reviewed this property |
I have never been there on a Sunday so I am not sure.
Bill H
22 July 2016|
Response from Pbaglaw | Reviewed this property |
I didn't know that was the case. This district is pretty large and to walk it, especially in the summer heat and humidity, would be challenging. I would suggest one drive from site to site within the district (e.g. After... More