Colonial Park, A Historic Cemetery Tour
Come experience one of Savannah’s most infamous resting places – Colonial Park Cemetery. Our tour will take you on a leisurely stroll through her grounds and our Master Storyteller will reveal the fascinating and sometimes tragic tales of this beautiful cemetery in the heart of the historic district.
Here lie the famous and infamous. Established in 1750, Colonial Park Cemetery served as Savannah’s cemetery for over a century. By 1789 it had been expanded three times to reach the current size of six acres and over 10,000 graves. This cemetery tour is a must see.
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Historic Cemetery Tours
Experience the history and symbolisym at Savannah's Colonial Park cemetery
|Accessibility:||All side walks and parks have handicap access|
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Colonial Park Cemetery
One of the most famous persons buried in Colonial Park Cemetery is Button Gwinnett, well known for being one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. Mr. Gwinnett died after a duel with Lachlan McIntosh over a political dispute.
During the civil war, the Union army used Colonial Park Cemetery as a camping area. While there, some of the union soldiers defamed some of the headstones. You can find on a few headstones throughout Colonial Park Cemetery that incorrect dates are carved into the headstones.
On a more somber note, located at the northern end of the Cemetery are mass graves that hold an estimated 700 bodies of people who died during the Yellow Fever epidemic of 1820.
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