Though this burial ground is in the heart of Savannah, you won’t find Civil War-era headstones as Colonial Park Cemetery ceased internment in 1853. Instead, you’ll see graves from the 1750s through a century onward, including those who died in the Yellow Fever epidemic of the 1820s and many who died in Savannah’s dueling era. Some famous headstones include the first president of Georgia, Archibald Bulloch, and a signer of the Declaration of Independence, Button Gwinnett.
With a century of history contained beneath the cemetery’s grounds alone, it’s no surprise that the area is allegedly haunted. There are ghost stories galore about Colonial Park Cemetery, and many haunted history tours throughout the city visit the site. Those who prefer the strictly historical significance of the cemetery, or simply the beauty of these old Savannah hallmarks, will find other walking, driving, and self-guided tours stopping at Colonial Park Cemetery, too.