We didn't have much time, just a couple of hours but it was worth it. Loved the grounds, very well landscaped. The confederate section was my favorite.
This cemetery is so fulll of history. It feels more like a beautiful serene park. Great place to go for a long walk, while learning about history.
to see..so need more than one day..But there were areas where the COnfederate soldiers and the slaves are buried separately..Definitely need more than one day to see this piece of hisotry..!
This cemetery is worth the visit just to see all of the amazing memorials, but the real reason to visit is the very moving Civil War Cemetery and Memorial
The historic Oakwood Cemetery is located in a quiet area in Raleigh in the Oakwood neighborhood respectively. There are grave sites from the cemetery's opening in 1869 to today. The Confederate cemetery is located adjacent to the main entrance. There are graves throughout the cemetery from the civil war period including Federal soldiers, as well as an area dedicated to... More
This is not your ordinary cemetery - it's a confederate cemetery, a bucolic place to visit,and once a year they have a lantern walk where civil war scenes are recreated and stories told.
Revitalization looks good .... nice to see the clean up and the dedication to honor those that came before us.
A real enlightening and learning experience! Most of Raleigh's earliest leaders, socialites and business people are buried here! the Cemetery is also very beautiful and well maintained! You will be glad you visited this Historic place! Also, makes one reverent and appreciative of those that have come before us!
[Sorry for the bad pun.] Oakwood Cemetery, one of the largest in Raleigh, is also wonderfully tended and full of ancient and historical monuments. Its meandering roadways are good hoofing for runners and bicyclists, and it has abundant green space for picnics and just meditating. I WOULD be caught dead there.
Jimmy V's headstone will take your breath away. The confederate army section is also impressive. Neat creek through the property.
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