Historic Oakwood Cemetery is the final resting place for more than 22,000 citizens including governors, U.S. Senators, Supreme Court Chief Justices of North Carolina, Secretaries of the U.S. Navy, Raleigh mayors and Civil War generals.
In 1867, plantation owner Henry Mordecai gave the original two and a half acres for a Confederate Cemetery, where nearly 1,500 Confederate soldiers are buried. The entire cemetery now spans 102 acres—of which 65 acres are developed—with three miles of paved roadways. Both guided and casual visits are welcome. For tour information, browse the visitors guide, and check the hours of operation. For questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.