Historic Heartland / Macon

Riverside Cemetery and Conservancy

1301 Riverside Drive
Macon, GA 31201

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Established in 1887 as a private cemetery located above the Ocmulgee River, this cemetery is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is the final resting place for more than 17,000 people, including many Civil War veterans. Self-guided tour maps available.

Info & Amenities

  • Discounts

    Group Discount, Military Discount

    Facility Amenities

    Bus / Motorcoach Parking on Site, Free Parking, Gift Shop, Guided Tours / Guide Available, Maps & Brochures Available, Parking on Site, Public Restrooms, Self-guided Tours

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Handicapped Accessible, Handicapped Accessible (Limited) , Open Year 'Round, Pets Accepted

    Group Amenities

    Group Rates Available, Group-friendly, Motorcoach-friendly

    Near Interstate Highway

    16, 475, 75

    Payment Options

    American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

    Special Tags

    Civil War Site

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


  • Spirits in October Tours

    Spirits in October Tours

    10/16/2014 - 10/26/2014

    A one-hour guided walking tour, Spirits in October is the only historical tour in central Georgia to offer visitors a glimpse of the past complete with costumed actors graveside portraying historic figures, most interred at the 127-year old rural cemetery park, all of whom have featured importantly in Macon's history. This year's spirits will reveal to visitors the surprising ways in which their lives or relationship to the cemetery were either "Notable or Notorious." Their stories and more ... read more