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Wilmington Oakdale Cemetery

520 N 15th St, Wilmington, NC 28401-3817
+1 910-762-5682
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Very interesting, and plenty to see

Loads of history in here, the monuments and headstones were very interesting to read. Lots of... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2017
Victoria L
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Throughout the year, the Cemetery Committee has special tours. We took the Funerary Art Tour and... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2017
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520 N 15th St, Wilmington, NC 28401-3817
+1 910-762-5682
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

Loads of history in here, the monuments and headstones were very interesting to read. Lots of benches to sit down and take breaks!

Thank Victoria L
Reviewed 29 April 2017

Throughout the year, the Cemetery Committee has special tours. We took the Funerary Art Tour and learned about the statuary of the grave sites from the Victorian era.If a tour is not available, take a walk when the graveyard is open. Worth it.

Thank arbeebe
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Whether you are a visitor from out of town or a local, this place is well worth a visit. The live oaks draped in Spanish moss add a romantic atmosphere.You will find the graves of prominent figures there. "Everywhere in Oakdale are names that made...More

1  Thank Marie-Claire66405
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I've been on the Saturday Cemetery tours ($10 contribution) with the Superintendent--he picks a theme and we explore graves related to that period of history. Robin Triplett, a retired social studies teacher, also sponsors walks in the park ($10 fee). In addition to history, you'll...More

Thank Donna C
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Very much enjoyed the tour I took at Oakdale Cemetery. There is so much history and beautiful stonework. The tour guide did a mostly good job. He could loosen up a bit and be more personable with the guests. Overall I loved it and would...More

1  Thank Stella S
Reviewed 8 February 2017

There are many historic grave markers dating back to 1855 including some famous Wilmington residents mentioned in the ghost walk tour.

Thank Christina F
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Two months ago we went to cemetery to celebrat the life of our Brother in law. A very special person. This is a very lovely place for one of our Angels to spend the rest of his time to rest.

Thank Merle S
Reviewed 13 September 2016

There is a pamphlet with highlights, but in addition to the stories, the carvings and ornaments are worth exploring.

Thank Sherry G
Reviewed 11 September 2016

The older section of Oakdale is quite lovely and hosts the resting places of many famous Wilmingtonians.....the entire Bellamy family and David Brinkley just to name a few, but many more. The live oak section is also beautiful. The cemetery offers guided tours, but just...More

Thank Beth C
Reviewed 10 August 2016

We were on our way to the National Cemetery and came across this one and decided to stroll in for a bit. Got the see the grand peacock in full glory strutting around.

Thank Smorgie138
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15 July 2016|
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Response from Jim M | Reviewed this property |
You don't need tickets, there is no charge. You are free to drive into the cemetery and visit to your heart's content, there are seemingly endless little winding roads all through the area. Yes, there are Civil War era... More