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Savannah Sights

Colonial Park Cemetery

  • Oglethorpe and Abercorn Sts. Map It
  • Historic District
  • Cemetery

Updated 10/02/2014

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Stroll the shaded pathways and read some of the old tombstone inscriptions in this park, the final resting place for Savannahians who died between 1750 and 1853. Many of those interred here succumbed during the yellow fever epidemic in 1820. Notice the dramatic entrance gate on the corner of Abercorn and Oglethorpe streets. Local legend tells that when Sherman's troops set up camp here, they moved some headstones around and altered inscriptions for their own amusement,

which partially explains the headstones mounted against the far wall. This spooky spot is a regular stop for ghost tours.

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Oglethorpe and Abercorn Sts., Savannah, Georgia, 31401, United States

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Sight Details:

  • Daily 8–8

Updated 10/02/2014

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