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Historic Oakwood Cemetery

701 Oakwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27601-1161
+1 919-832-6077
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A full section devoted to Confederate Soldiers. Very interesting reading the dates and on some... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Patricia438
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St. Augustine, Florida
Started as a Confederate Cemetery

Very interesting cemetery with historical roots. It began as a cemetery for Confederate soldiers... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
igolfCA
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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701 Oakwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27601-1161
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"confederate soldiers"
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"rolling hills"
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"interesting stories"
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"resting places"
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"old trees"
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"lots of history"
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"take pictures"
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"learn something"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A full section devoted to Confederate Soldiers. Very interesting reading the dates and on some, the battles. The cemetery itself is surrounded by many old period homes being restored. We drove through self guided. Wish we would have had a pamphlet to show the other...More

Thank Patricia438
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting cemetery with historical roots. It began as a cemetery for Confederate soldiers. Many of the soldiers were located in other cemeteries and reburied here. Later, the cemetery was open to everyone, and the Confederate section was one section of this lovely cemetery. The...More

1  Thank igolfCA
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

No crowds as you would expect, kind of a "off the beaten path" destination for residents (and tourists) to go and enjoy some nice scenery and some solitude. Read the plaques and learn something. If you go here, walk thru Historic Oakwood and enjoy the...More

Thank Mark S
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

So many interesting stories of folks buried here. We took a guided segway tour of downtown Raleigh and the last stop was to Historic Oakwood. Interesting colorful stories of people there.

Thank Kristi M
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

HOC offers interesting themed tours. We attended a tour about Momument symbolism that was informative as it was fun. My 9 year old daughter really enjoyed dusk at the cemetery and a lovely stroll through beautifully landscaped grounds.

Thank Puttertat
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

The bronze plaque in the enclosed area states that 75000 confederate soldiers died in the war. Death toll was around 250,000.

Thank Richard C
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Reviewed 26 June 2017

If you are in the area this is worth a drive around just to see all the gravestones and such but wouldn't make a special trip. Beautiful location but be careful driving as roads are very narrow and hard to pass other cars in some...More

Thank foreigngoddess
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Reviewed 12 June 2017

Since I was a teen, this was always a favorite spot to visit. It is so beautiful- there are some really old graves and it is otherworldly to be there paying your respects. Alot of Raleigh notables reside there, as well as alot of fallen...More

1  Thank RaleighMama
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Reviewed 25 May 2017

Believe it or not, we were on a segway tour and were led into this cemetery. What a way to see it! Lots of history there and beautiful.

2  Thank PVH1954
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Reviewed 16 May 2017

As with any large city cemetery, there are many famous people buried here. However it is the stories lesser known people who make it worthwhile. The Confederate Cemetery is not to be missed if one is interested in the Civil War. Make sure to have...More

Thank tmjrobin
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duke1965ms
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