Visitors of all ages come to learn about the lives of over 25,000 people, including many prominent city, state, and national leaders. School groups, book clubs, church groups, photography clubs and more schedule visits throughout the year, and on any given day, walkers, joggers and visitors from around the world drop in to visit the beautiful grounds. We share detailed research about notable and colorful individuals buried on our grounds, and we offer themed tours about Raleigh history, women’s history, love stories, and other ways to learn about the historical and cultural significance of this community treasure.
Oakwood Cemetery recognizes the many North Carolina servicemen and women who have served our country, from Revolutionary times through the Civil War to modern day. The House of Memory and the Veterans Memorial are memorials to those who served, and the Field of Honor is dedicated exclusively to veterans, their spouses and qualified dependents. Each year we commemorate Memorial Day with a public event.