Historic Oakwood Cemetery

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Historic Oakwood Cemetery

Adjacent to Historic Oakwood, the Oakwood Cemetery, with over 20,000 interments, is the resting place of approximately 2,800 Confederate soldiers, five Civil War generals, seven governors and numerous U.S. Senators. Established in 1869, it is an excellent example of Victorian landscaping and mor tuary ar t. Free maps of the cemetery are available at the cemetery office. Free admission.


Founded in 1869, Historic Oakwood Cemetery is located a short walking distance from the North Carolina State Capitol and the magnificent Governor's Mansion. The cemetery is the eastern boundary of the Oakwood National Historic District which contains one of the largest collections of Victorian-era homes in the country.

Historic Oakwood Cemetery contains a special area within its 102 acres, the Confederate Cemetery, located on the original two and one-half acres given for that purpose by Henry Mordecai in 1867. Herein lie nearly 1,500 Confederate soldiers. Adjoined with the Confederate Cemetery is the impressive House of Memory. Erected in 1935 to commemorate those brave soldiers of the Confederacy, today its bronze memorial plaques recognize the many North Carolina service men and women who have served our country in times of conflict.

The grounds at Historic Oakwood Cemetery are open to visitors every day of the year, including holidays. During the spring, summer and fall seasons, the Oakwood Avenue gate is open from 8:00 AM until 6:00 PM daily. During the winter months, (Eastern Standard Time) the gates open at 8:00 AM and close at 5:00 PM daily.

701 Oakwood Avenue
Contact Info
919-832-6077 / 919-832-5786

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