Rose Hill Cemetery is a 50-acre cemetery located on the banks of the Ocmulgee River in Macon, Georgia, United States, that opened in 1840. Simri Rose, a horticulturist and designer of the cemetery, was instrumental in the planning of the city of Macon and planned Rose Hill Cemetery in return for being able to choose his own burial plot. The cemetery is named in his honor.Plan your Rose Hill Cemetery visit and explore what else you can see and do in Macon using our Macon online attractions planner.
Rose Hill Cemetery was a hangout and artistic inspiration for the Allman Brothers Band during their early years. The Allman Brothers' slide guitarist Duane Allman, keyboardist and vocalist Gregg Allman, drummer Butch Trucks and bassist Berry Oakley are interred here.
It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.
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During college we spent a lot of time here. We studied, looked at headstones and sat and talked a lot. Going back to see the Allman Brothers site with the addition of Greg Allman and Butch Trucks... more »
This cemetery is very well maintained. It was amazing to see how old some of the gravesite were...1700s. The Allman Bros graves are well cared for as well. The area for soldiers was very moving. more »
Very cool old cemetery, a little bit under kept, but still well worth the visit! Highlights include the grave sites of Duane Allman, Berry Oakley & Gregg Allman of the Allman Brothers band, as well as the alvove that contains the grave of Elizabeth Reed, where the ABB used to come to practice and party!
Beautiful and magical. Great place to bring your family and have a picnic just like they did a century ago...
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