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Wilmington Oakdale Cemetery

520 N 15th St, Wilmington, NC 28401-3817
+1 910-762-5682
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A MUST for both Visitors and Locals

This one surprised me because I did not want to do a cemetary tour but this guided tour was really... read more

Reviewed 10 January 2018
raiderWashington_DC
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Washington, DC
Very interesting, and plenty to see

Loads of history in here, the monuments and headstones were very interesting to read. Lots of... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2017
Victoria L
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California
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“buried here” (7 reviews)
“family plots” (5 reviews)
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520 N 15th St, Wilmington, NC 28401-3817
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Reviewed 10 January 2018

This one surprised me because I did not want to do a cemetary tour but this guided tour was really packed full of historic relevance that I would have missed if I just toured on my own. David Brinkley of network news fame is buried...More

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Reviewed 20 August 2017

Loads of history in here, the monuments and headstones were very interesting to read. Lots of benches to sit down and take breaks!

Thank Victoria L
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Reviewed 29 April 2017

Throughout the year, the Cemetery Committee has special tours. We took the Funerary Art Tour and learned about the statuary of the grave sites from the Victorian era.If a tour is not available, take a walk when the graveyard is open. Worth it.

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Reviewed 18 April 2017

Whether you are a visitor from out of town or a local, this place is well worth a visit. The live oaks draped in Spanish moss add a romantic atmosphere.You will find the graves of prominent figures there. "Everywhere in Oakdale are names that made...More

1  Thank Marie-Claire66405
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

I've been on the Saturday Cemetery tours ($10 contribution) with the Superintendent--he picks a theme and we explore graves related to that period of history. Robin Triplett, a retired social studies teacher, also sponsors walks in the park ($10 fee). In addition to history, you'll...More

1  Thank Donna C
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

Very much enjoyed the tour I took at Oakdale Cemetery. There is so much history and beautiful stonework. The tour guide did a mostly good job. He could loosen up a bit and be more personable with the guests. Overall I loved it and would...More

1  Thank Stella S
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Reviewed 8 February 2017

There are many historic grave markers dating back to 1855 including some famous Wilmington residents mentioned in the ghost walk tour.

Thank Christina F
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Reviewed 15 September 2016

Two months ago we went to cemetery to celebrat the life of our Brother in law. A very special person. This is a very lovely place for one of our Angels to spend the rest of his time to rest.

Thank Merle S
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

There is a pamphlet with highlights, but in addition to the stories, the carvings and ornaments are worth exploring.

Thank Sherry G
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Reviewed 11 September 2016

The older section of Oakdale is quite lovely and hosts the resting places of many famous Wilmingtonians.....the entire Bellamy family and David Brinkley just to name a few, but many more. The live oak section is also beautiful. The cemetery offers guided tours, but just...More

Thank Beth C
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Response from Jim M | Reviewed this property |
You don't need tickets, there is no charge. You are free to drive into the cemetery and visit to your heart's content, there are seemingly endless little winding roads all through the area. Yes, there are Civil War era... More
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