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Rose Hill Cemetery

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Address: 1091 Riverside Drive, Macon, GA 31201-1913
08:30 - 17:00
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An example of a 19th-century cemetery park.

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Historical cemetery

I went solely for the purpose of visiting the graves of Duane Allman and Berry Oakley. Beautiful old cemetery. Well kept. Scenic. Difficult to drive through the old section... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 January 2017
Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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68 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

I went solely for the purpose of visiting the graves of Duane Allman and Berry Oakley. Beautiful old cemetery. Well kept. Scenic. Difficult to drive through the old section because of the hilliness and narrowness of the driveways.

Thank AnnT1012
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

This cemetery is located adjacent to the Riverside Cemetery in Macon, and the two sites flow into one another seamlessly. There are some wonderful monuments and grave markers to take in with the history that each represents. Combined with the great views of the city, this cemetery is a great place for a peaceful walk.

Thank Vivgoesvroom
Pembroke Pines, Florida
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Very old cemetery with alot of history, especially Civil War. Be warned, do not drive into the cemetery, park outside the gate and walk through. It is a beautiful cemetery with plots on different levels, which makes driving very hard. Go to the Civil War Soldiers section. It is so sad to see so many graves and realize that's only... More 

Thank gaga06
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

If you are in Macon doing Allman Brothers sightseeing, definitely go to the cemetery. Get a map at The Big House; you will definitely need it!! Also, listen to the volunteer's directions at The Big House or you will most likely get lost at this mammoth pre-Civil War cemetery. You can drive fairly close but there is a precipitous walk... More 

Thank Cynthia S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Sure you can drive through the winding concrete paths, but parking your car and heading out is another way to explore. There are unique masonry and cast iron fences, mausoleums with stained glass, imposing glorious statuary all in a terraced scenery of many trees and shrubs. The cemetery was planted with many unique trees and shrubs. The land is terraced... More 

Thank Sue B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Rose Hill, along the banks of the slow flowing Olgmulgee River you will find this cemetery parkland. Here lie Macon's old and proud and in the attach Oakland those who once had lesser station. Here began (Confederate) Memorial Day when the women of Macon hide all the bodies from the hospital cemeteries brought and laid out in one big square.... More 

Thank Radford B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Take a few moments and drive through the beautiful and a historic Rose Hill cemetary. Monuments and markers have withstood the test of time and the elements.

Thank Shelby H
Trussville, Alabama, United States
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181 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Things to do in Macon. We visited Duane and Berry as well. It was kind of hard to find. The roads are narrow and the hot day we went, the state prisoners were doing grass cutting. Upon maneuvering past some old Confederate graves, we drove near the tracks, only to find the prison van and trailer blocking the road. It... More 

Thank Phillip H
New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

We came to see Rose Hill cemetery our first night. It was beautiful and peaceful. However because it was built in the 1800s the streets are narrowed. The scariest part is there was a tree blocking our path and we had to back up, which if you ever been you would know it's hilly and scary! However solider square was... More 

Thank hufflepuffgirl
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

My wife and I took our oldest grandson (16) to Rose Hill this morning. This place is full of history. Many old tombstones and lots of past prominent Maconites rest here. You can spend days in here if you have the time. Cemetery was opened in 1840. Many of those buried here were born in the late 1700's. It will... More 

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