Presidential Pathways / Columbus

Historic Linwood Cemetery

721 Linwood Blvd.
Columbus, GA 31901

706-321-8285
  • Linwood at sunrise

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  • Under the old oak tree

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  • Cannon at lower Confederate Section

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Historic Linwood Cemetery is an outdoor museum of 19th century stone carvings. Many monuments in the cemetery are signed by the artisans who carved them. Some of the carvers were local and had businesses in Columbus, but some had national fame.

In 1828, when Columbus first began, its residents were buried exclusively in Linwood Cemetery. Some notables buried here are Dr. John S. Pemberton, inventor of Coca Cola, Gen. Henry L. Benning, for whom Fort Benning is named, & Augusta Howard, founder of Georgia's Women Suffrage Association. Strolling among the elaborate monuments, the old worn tablets, the crumbling brick walls, the simple stones and slabs, one is able to read carved in stone the history of the city and the region.

Historic Linwood Foundation is dedicated to preserving history through restoration and conservation efforts. Tours available on request. Cemetery open daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Foundation office is open, M-F, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 706-321-8285 for information.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Monday: 9:00AM - 3:00PM
    Tuesday: 9:00AM - 3:00PM
    Wednesday: 9:00AM - 3:00PM
    Thursday: 9:00AM - 3:00PM
    Friday: 9:00AM - 3:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Admission Free

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking, Guided Tours / Guide Available, Maps & Brochures Available, Self-guided Tours

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Free Admission , Open Year 'Round

    Near Interstate Highway

    185

    Special Tags

    Civil War Site

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages