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Historic Oakwood Cemetery

701 Oakwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27601-1161
+1 919-832-6077
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Absolutely Beautiful

If you are in the area this is worth a drive around just to see all the gravestones and such but... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2017
Alexandria, Virginia
Maybe I'm morbid?

Since I was a teen, this was always a favorite spot to visit. It is so beautiful- there are some... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2017
Raleigh, North Carolina
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701 Oakwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27601-1161
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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
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
Reviewed 24 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.

1  Thank PVH1954
Reviewed 15 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
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This tour is conducted on the first Friday of each month starting in April. A wonderful look into the confederate years after the war and the beginning of this amazing cemetary. Several one hour tours to choose from. We started with the historical beginning which...More

Thank Pat E
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Got to admit I'm one of those cemetery geeks who loves photographing interesting tombstones based on their artistic value or historical merit. Thr old trees here are enough to charm any botanist. The Civil War graves are amazing. This place holds the remains of Sen....More

Thank Larry H
Reviewed 19 January 2017

This is a beautiful and well-maintained large cemetery. There is a map brochure, which you should be able to get in printed form from a box outside the office, although sometimes it runs out -- but it is also available online. The map will help...More

Thank sc_rodriguez
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Fascinating cemetery with beautiful, well-kept grounds and architecture - including stone archways. There's even a tale that I'd heard that one of the stone angels is supposed to be haunted - to have been seen with the head turning round and round in the middle...More

1  Thank trvlon
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Raleigh, like many southern cities, established this cemetery when she began repatriating Confederate soldiers from distant battlefields. Located within easy walking distance of the Governor's Mansion, it is still one of the most desirable places to be buried by Raleigh's elite today. One of the...More

1  Thank angsw72
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Worth a look see for the beautiful grounds, interesting headstones and memorials. In a really neat historic neighborhood too!

Thank Marshall711
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Response from Jan M | Reviewed this property |
Yes , open until dusk...