Owned and operated by the City of Savannah, this six-acre public cemetery is the oldest intact municipal cemetery in Savannah ... More
Colonial Park Cemetery
Owned and operated by the City of Savannah, this six-acre public cemetery is the oldest intact municipal cemetery in Savannah (and existed before the Bonaventure Cemetery that was made famous in the novel, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil). Originally known as the Old Cemetery, it served as the public cemetery from 1750 to 1853. Among the notables buried here are Revolutionary War hero General Nathanael Greene, Button Gwinnett, one of the three Georgia signatories to the Declaration of Independence, and General Lachlan McIntosh who led troops in the 1779 Battle of Savannah. - Natasha Lawrence
My family spent an hour here and really enjoyed it. Some of the gravestones have been altered through the years (which we learned on our iphone ghost tour), especially during the civil war, and my kids had a great time looking for the alterations. One man lived to be 187... another died before he was born... you get the picture. It's like a scavenger hunt! Be aware, the cemetery closes at dark. And, it is free.
Even if it had not served as the most memorable setting in the 1994 novel, Midnight in the Garden of
Good and Evil, this remarkable graveyard would still draw the curious. The moss covered graves and monuments date back ...
Completed in 1820, this handsome building on Columbia Square is one of the city's finest examples of Federal architecture. Its
proposed destruction in 1953 caused such a public outcry that seven local women raised over $20,000 to prevent it. ...
Want to see Savannah from a different view? Take a cruise on the Savannah River Queen, a replica 19th century
stern wheel riverboat. Daily one hour sightseeing cruises are offered from River Street. Lunch, Sunday brunch, and dinner cruises ...
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