Colonial Park Cemetery

With a treasure trove of history, famous residents, war stories, and ghost stories, Colonial Park Cemetery is a major tourist attraction for our history seeking travelers to one of the more historic attractions within the district. This cemetery, the second in colonial Savannah, was the burying ground for the city from about 1750 until it was closed against burials in 1853. There are many walking tours to be had through this cemetery or you can direct your own self guided tour among the historic tombs.

In addition to many of losing duelists who fought their duels just outside the southwest wall of the cemetery that are buried here, the more distinguished dead who rest here are Archibald Bulloch, first President of Georgia; James Habersham, acting royal Governor of the Providence, 1771-1773; Joseph Habersham, Postmaster General under three Presidents; Lachlan McIntosh, Major General, Continental Army; Samuel Elbert, Revolutionary soldier and Governor of Georgia; Capt. Denis L. Cottineau de Kerloguen who aided John Paul Jones in the engagement between the "Bon Homme Richard" and the "Serapis"; Hugh McCall, early historian of Georgia; Edward Greene Malbone, the noted Miniaturist, and Colonel John S. McIntosh, a hero of the War with Mexico. The remains of Major General Nathanael Greene who died in 1786 reposed in the Graham vault until they were re-interred in 1901 in Johnson Square. The cemetery became a city park in 1896.