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Riverside Cemetery

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I don't usual visit cemeteries but we stopped here as part of our Rock Candy tour since it's famous... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2018
Great old cemetery

It's part of the two cemeteries that are side by side in Macon. I go there to visit the grave of... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2017
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1301 Riverside Dr, Macon, GA 31201-1350
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Reviewed 22 May 2018

I don't usual visit cemeteries but we stopped here as part of our Rock Candy tour since it's famous for the grave site of one of Duane Allman (and now his brother Greg). Lots of interesting history and tombstones.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Sivon
Reviewed 11 August 2017

It's part of the two cemeteries that are side by side in Macon. I go there to visit the grave of W.L. "Young" Stribling, a boxer who died in Macon in 1933. If you are interested in finding the grave, enter then go left. It's...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

Too bad it's for dead people. Seriously, this is a great place to visit: not only is it historically significant, but it's beautiful and peaceful. Take your camera.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank grlucas
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Well worth the stop in. Don't - I repeat Do NOT drive your car in If you are searching for Duane & Barry's grave site. It was 28 & high winds, a bit of luck and we found the place. Will go back again to...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Julie H
Reviewed 4 January 2017

This cemetery is filled with wonderful grave markers that are tightly packed onto a terraced area overlooking the city and the railroad tracks. When we visited there was a thick fog that rolled in adding to the calm atmosphere. We also saw a fox on...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Vivgoesvroom
Reviewed 10 December 2016

We visited this cemetery to look for some possibility of relatives, but it was very unique. The plots were family plots and you could tell the order of prominence of the time. Not that cemeteries are the greatest places to visit, but you could just...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Clarence S
Reviewed 25 October 2016

We attended the Spirit Stroll on a cool October evening and purposefully planned our tour for after dark. The actor portrayal of local residents now departed was very entertaining. There were some interesting characters selected to share their stories. The stroll ends at a public...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Shirley C
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Went on a weekday road trip to Macon with my Phi Mu alumnae group to visit sites of historical significance to our group i.e. Cannonball House, Wesleyan College, and a special grave in Riverside Cemetery. After touring the lovely Cannonball House, we drove a short...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Thrifty3
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Walking thru this cemetery was an experience like no other. Headstones to read and history all over the place.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank bippik
Reviewed 3 April 2016

Took the 45 minute guided tour and had a guide walking and reading the script, she could not answer many questions off script though. There were costumed interpreters along the way who told bits and pieces of of the lives of some of the folks...More

Date of experience: April 2016
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5 March 2016|
Response from Blue-Eyes-Fam | Reviewed this property |
Take I475 south to I75, take I75 North Exit 164 (Forsyth Street). Take Forsyth Street to College Drive and turn left onto College, take that North to Riverside and turn left onto Riverside. Rose Hill Cemetery and then... More