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Wilmington Oakdale Cemetery

Open Now: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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A must see if you learned anything about historic Wilmington

Our book club took two walking tours...the Ghost Walk and the Literary Walk. We heard about so... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Susan P
Hallowed ground rich in history

Easy to find and rich in history. Wilmington's first elected mayor buried here. Found the monument... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2018
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520 N 15th St, Wilmington, NC 28401-3817
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Our book club took two walking tours...the Ghost Walk and the Literary Walk. We heard about so many people buried here. We had to come to find William and his dog Boss. It was three weeks after the 2018 hurricane...we googled a map of Oakdale...More

Thank Susan P
Reviewed 10 August 2018

Easy to find and rich in history. Wilmington's first elected mayor buried here. Found the monument to fallen Confederate soldiers interesting. Caretaking was spotty but still a a very peaceful place.

Thank VE176
Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

These is one of the most beautiful places in Wilmington! It's full of history and beautiful sights. Highly recommend visiting and it is an awesome place to have pictures done :)

Thank Alexandra B
Reviewed 9 July 2018

We went with Robin Triplet who led us through and told us all kinds of historic facts and intimate stories about those buried there

Thank MarleneA48
Reviewed 20 May 2018

Lots of history here, and touching monuments. From pre civil war to the present. My father and mother's best friend are here.

Thank abosco
Reviewed 10 January 2018

This one surprised me because I did not want to do a cemetary tour but this guided tour was really packed full of historic relevance that I would have missed if I just toured on my own. David Brinkley of network news fame is buried...More

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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 akr58HI
Reviewed 18 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 13 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

1  Thank Donna C
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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