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Historic Oakwood Cemetery

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

I didn't take a guided tour (not sure if they offer or not) but just reading and then going around... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2018
kurupt71
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Fayetteville, North Carolina
Full of history and beauty

This is one of the most beautiful cemeteries I have visited. We went through simply to take... read more

Reviewed 7 March 2018
hasullenger
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Cary, North Carolina
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701 Oakwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27601-1161
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Reviewed April 15, 2018

I didn't take a guided tour (not sure if they offer or not) but just reading and then going around to take in the scenery gives purposeful meaning. I took some pictures while going around and it's a very beautiful cemetery.

Thank kurupt71
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Reviewed March 7, 2018

This is one of the most beautiful cemeteries I have visited. We went through simply to take pictures, and enjoyed a chilly but sunny day.

1  Thank hasullenger
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Reviewed February 19, 2018

A full section devoted to Confederate Soldiers. Very interesting reading the dates and on some, the battles. The cemetery itself is surrounded by many old period homes being restored. We drove through self guided. Wish we would have had a pamphlet to show the other...More

1  Thank Patricia438
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Reviewed February 4, 2018

Very interesting cemetery with historical roots. It began as a cemetery for Confederate soldiers. Many of the soldiers were located in other cemeteries and reburied here. Later, the cemetery was open to everyone, and the Confederate section was one section of this lovely cemetery. The...More

2  Thank igolfCA
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Reviewed January 29, 2018

No crowds as you would expect, kind of a "off the beaten path" destination for residents (and tourists) to go and enjoy some nice scenery and some solitude. Read the plaques and learn something. If you go here, walk thru Historic Oakwood and enjoy the...More

1  Thank Mark S
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Reviewed November 10, 2017

So many interesting stories of folks buried here. We took a guided segway tour of downtown Raleigh and the last stop was to Historic Oakwood. Interesting colorful stories of people there.

1  Thank Kristi M
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Reviewed October 2, 2017

HOC offers interesting themed tours. We attended a tour about Momument symbolism that was informative as it was fun. My 9 year old daughter really enjoyed dusk at the cemetery and a lovely stroll through beautifully landscaped grounds.

1  Thank Puttertat
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Reviewed September 15, 2017

The bronze plaque in the enclosed area states that 75000 confederate soldiers died in the war. Death toll was around 250,000.

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Reviewed June 26, 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

1  Thank foreigngoddess
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Reviewed June 12, 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

2  Thank RaleighMama
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