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Oakland Cemetery

248 Oakland Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312-2292
+1 404-688-2107
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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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248 Oakland Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312-2292
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+1 404-688-2107
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love visiting cemetries not because its cool but these places have a certain calm and solemnity to themselves and Oakland is no exception. There are a lot of interesting people buried here who you can pay homage to. The place has great architecture and...More

Thank SerendipityIndia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was in area working and had to check it out. Went back later with the wife and spent more time there. What a great cemetery with lots of history. The Lion of Atlanta guarding nearly 3,000 unknown Confederation dead is quite inspiring. Margaret Mitchell the...More

Thank rattler60
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is alot of history here. Margaret Mitchell, Bobby Jones and Maynard Jackson are 3 notable people who are buried here. The graves and mausoleums are very unique and interesting. There was some nice flowers which I was not expecting. There is a visitors center...More

Thank starter1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a Sunday afternoon walking tour. The theme was architectural tour. A lot of history and information about the city and the different times in history. Must take good walking soon and may be mosquito repellent in case.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're in Atlanta and have a few minutes to spare (even just a few minutes is worth it!), make a stop at this sacred place. Only a couple minutes from downtown, this little gem in the heart of the city has it all: old...More

Thank C P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went on a cemetery tour with a very well informed and entertaining cemetery volunteer. Highlights of the tour include famous and not so famous Atlantans as well as information about victorian era funerals and traditions. Check out the "blankets" and "pillows" carved for eternal...More

Thank Laurie K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First off touring a cemetery probably isn't for everyone. But if you enjoy history, architecture and art it can be an interesting afternoon. We looked to do something while in Atlanta and this struck us as interesting. I'd advise stopping in the visitors center and...More

Thank Jim C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The mausoleums are pretty impressive. There are designs with stained glass and extravagant architecture. It is worth a stroll through if you have time. It was hot when we went, so we didn't walk the whole area.

Thank WestTN
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The beautiful historic Oakland Cemetery is well kept and is an interesting place to visit. Segway tours are available.

Thank Nhiker
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Quite an interesting place to visit but with great views of the city in the background. Lots of people of great influence ended their days here in a beautiful setting.

Thank Graham J
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25 July 2017|
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Response from socrates1937 | Reviewed this property |
Yes especially during the summer when the light is still good until almost 9
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11 July 2017|
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Response from too_few_trips_1 | Reviewed this property |
No, it's free.
11 April 2017|
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Response from Boystowtraveler | Reviewed this property |
I actually found the grounds to be very uneven so I recommend sneakers, but if you stay on just the paved areas, then sandals.