Historic Oakwood Cemetery
Mo to Su from 08:00 AM to 06:00 PMEstablished in 1869, Historic Oakwood Cemetery is located in the Victorian neighborhood within stumbling distance of iconic city landmarks like the North Carolina State Capitol and Governor's Mansion. With a belief that pays respect to the dead while celebrating life, the 102 acres (41 hectares) of sprawling landscape is an archetypal 19th-century garden cemetery and final resting place for over 20,000 Raleigh citizens and political dignitaries including senators, war veterans and mayors. Henry Mordecai allocated an area to commemorate Confederate soldiers, adjacent to the House of Memory, an ode to men and women serving the nation. The verdant park of oaks and maples is punctuated with monumental tomb stones, sculptures, statues, inscriptions and carvings.