We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Knox County Old Gray Cemetery

543 N Broadway St, Knoxville, TN 37917-7408
+1 865-522-1424
Website
Share
Save
Review Highlights
Exploring

I love to visit old cemeteries and could spend hours walking through them. However on the day we... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2017
Mimi R
,
Lincolnton, North Carolina
I came here twices!

The first time I took the bus and I was in awe of all the history here by reading all the old... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2017
Marta E
,
El Paso, Texas
Read all 54 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
LOCATION
543 N Broadway St, Knoxville, TN 37917-7408
CONTACT
Website
+1 865-522-1424
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Knoxville
from US$ 69.99
More Info
from US$ 49.99
More Info
from US$ 22.99
More Info
Write a Review
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (54)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"homeless people"
in 11 reviews
"during daylight hours"
in 2 reviews
"interesting place to visit"
in 2 reviews
"headstones"
in 5 reviews
"marker"
in 7 reviews
"groundskeepers"
in 3 reviews
"history"
in 19 reviews
"buffs"
in 2 reviews
"carriage"
in 2 reviews
"vehicle"
in 2 reviews
"benches"
in 2 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 54 reviews

Reviewed 5 September 2017

I love to visit old cemeteries and could spend hours walking through them. However on the day we visited we did not get out and walk around the Old Gray Cemetery because the grass was knee high. We did drive through and enjoyed what we...More

Thank Mimi R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 22 July 2017

The first time I took the bus and I was in awe of all the history here by reading all the old tombstones and looking at the ornate headstones that are NOT made anymore! The headstones were made by great artisans! I saw a fig...More

Thank Marta E
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Very interesting place to visit and stroll around. Lots of old cemetery markers and statues. The downside is that it is in a homeless persons area, so I strongly recommend going only during daylight hours and only in groups.

Thank NatureChaser
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 8 July 2017

I love old cemeteries like this one. The old tombstones are such beautiful relics and make for some lovely photographs. I see that many people are complaining about the homeless who sleep here, but I didn't see much of that other than two people sleeping...More

Thank LDS219
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

I am not giving the actual Cemetery a bad review. I am giving the living people who's responsibility it is to take care of a historical Cemetery a bad review. This Cemetery is amazing and old and beautiful. Many graves from the 1800s and beautiful...More

1  Thank Christine0305
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Very historical and a lot of things to see great place just to walk around and look at all the surroundings there great family place to go to as well or just go to take some pics as well very old stones there

Thank Debbie C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Peaceful and beautiful place to visit! ! Lots of history on these grounds and a great spot to photograph!

Thank Brenda C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This cemetery is one of the most beautiful around, but always be on alert for strange behaviour when visiting. This is about 2 blocks from the homeless shelter hub, which unfortunately contributes to it often being littered with people who won't think twice about approaching...More

1  Thank Brandi V
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 23 December 2016

This is a must-see for cemetery lovers and history buffs. The "roads" are narrow and you can just imagine horse and carriages coming thru here in another era. Beautiful and a great place to spend some real time to peruse the many wonderful headstones.

Thank FranknMary1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Great Old Cemetery to visit, but be warned of the homeless and trash left there.... I have always wanted to visit this old cemetery, but was leery after reading about the homeless being there and how litter was everywhere. We went today and it was...More

Thank honestworkerbee
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 87 hotels in Knoxville
Crowne Plaza Knoxville Downtown University
589 reviews
.92 km away
The Oliver Hotel
511 reviews
1.19 km away
Holiday Inn World's Fair Park-Knoxville
858 reviews
1.30 km away
Hyatt Place Knoxville/Downtown
91 reviews
1.30 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Lonesome Dove Knoxville
151 reviews
.77 km away
Sweet P’s Downtown Dive
180 reviews
.76 km away
Boyd's Jig and Reel
104 reviews
.78 km away
A Dopo Sourdough Pizza
43 reviews
.39 km away
Nearby Attractions
Old City
141 reviews
.75 km away
Crafty Bastard Brewing
26 reviews
.31 km away
Schulz Brau Brewing Company
22 reviews
.35 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Knox County Old Gray Cemetery staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit
;