Tour North Carolina’s oldest rural cemetery that was charted in 1852. The eloquent epitaphs and symbolic funerary art tell stories of those who lie beneath in this 165 acre resting place, bringing them to life for the living. The graves represent veterans from all wars and all branches of service, politicians, artists, architects, writers, developers, merchants, planters, fraternal order members, exporters, immigrants, victims of Yellow Fever epidemics, wives, mothers, infants and children, and a female Confederate spy. The information area at the main gate has copies of a self-guided walking tour of the Cemetery's areas of interest. The Oakdale Cemetery is also the home of The Confederate Memorial Monument with tours are offered year-round with self-guided tours. Free and open to the public.