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Oakland Cemetery

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Neighbourhood: Grant Park
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Address: 248 Oakland Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312-2292
Phone Number:
+1 404-688-2107
Today
09:00 - 20:00
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Step back in time in Atlanta's most tangible link to the past, Oakland...

Step back in time in Atlanta's most tangible link to the past, Oakland Cemetery. This historical park is the final resting place for many Civil War soldiers, golfing legend Bobby Jones, and "Gone With the Wind" author Margaret Mitchell.

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Amazing place with a view!

This is not only a terrific cemetery but also has the bonus of an awesome view of downtown Atlanta. The setting for the thousands of souls buried here is amazingly beautiful and... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is not only a terrific cemetery but also has the bonus of an awesome view of downtown Atlanta. The setting for the thousands of souls buried here is amazingly beautiful and peaceful with dozens of gigantic magnolia and oak trees throughout the grounds. Many Georgian notables' final resting places such Bobby Jones and Margaret Mitchell are found here along... More 

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Decatur, Georgia
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Photographers and history buffs will love this place: acres and acres memorial gardens crisscrossed by brick-paved walkways, huge old trees, and incredible stories etched in stone. Free and open to the public. Best bargain in town for history lovers.

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Franklin
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

On our latest visit to Atlanta we visited the Oakland Cemetery. It was a gorgeous 75 sunny degree day. We spent a couple of hours strolling. We saw a few local walkers. Otherwise it was quiet and peaceful. Worth a stop.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have visited this historic cemetery several times. The last visit was for the Halloween Ghost Tour. Tour guides were in character as some of the famous people who are buried here; stops at several sites for history lessons.

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Thank Laleca2014
Gastonia, North Carolina, United States
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

To be honest I love Cemeteries, especially old ones with character. Morbid I know but there it is. Oakland is a great cemetery in which to spend a quiet afternoon, just looking at the beautiful headstones and mausoleums. However, Oakland frequently has events there as well. Steampunk Festivals, Art Festivals, Music events. It's not so quiet then, but as a... More 

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Thank Keith B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the cemetery as part of a tour for Margaret Mitchell but i would recommend taking a tour of the cemetery itself if you have time. The history within the grounds is fascinating and i enjoyed the stories i heard concerning the soldiers buried there.

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Thank Jacquie P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This cemetery is not only interesting but historic and beautiful. We walked through part of it while waiting for restaurant to open across the street. Plots for the entire family are interesting. They have guided tours or you can download an app with info. This was a segregated cemetary. Something to do to fill in some open time while touring... More 

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Thank Gwen H
Duluth, Georgia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's really not your typical cemetery. Book a history tour. Margaret Mitchell and Mayner Jackson are buried here. There are also different sections of different graves here as well as a beautiful view of the Atlanta skyline.

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Thank Hothunny
Jobstown, New Jersey
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Oakland Cemetery is a beautiful, tranquil place to spend a couple of hours, meandering through the tombstones and landscapes. The cemetery is beautifully maintained, with paved drives and brick walkways traversing incredibly diverse monuments. There is a large section containing confederate soldier memorials, and many family mausoleums. I walked for two hours and didn't cover the entire cemetery. Tours are... More 

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Thank Suzanne S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Oakland is not your typical cemetery. They have a variety of tours with intriguing information about historical residents buried there. They have paved path ways throughout where people walk or bike. The location gives you a beautiful Atlanta skyline. The workers are super friendly and very knowledgeable. During our visit there was a Braves game going on near by so... More 

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