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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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History of Atlanta

I always enjoy walking around Oakland Cemetery. Wonderful piece of Atlanta in the middle of town. And there are several wonderful places to eat around here!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I always enjoy walking around Oakland Cemetery. Wonderful piece of Atlanta in the middle of town. And there are several wonderful places to eat around here!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had no expectations about Oakland Cemetery. I'd been to Atlanta many times but had not had any desire to visit. But this enormous cemetery is absolutely worth the trip! It's certainly in the tradition of Pere Lachaise or other grand Parisian cemeteries-- with its gorgeous mausoleums, beautiful statuary, and quirky tombstones in a park-like setting. Be sure to stop... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Interesting place with history and beautiful landscaping. Be sure to stop by the visitors center and gift shop.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Finally visited for the first time after over a decade in Atlanta, and it was worth it. Free to visit and vast, I'd allow at least an hour. There is a small information center, and cool views of some of Atlanta's signature building from within the cemetery. There's a large Civil War section for those particularly interested in that portion... More 

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St. Marys, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is beautiful as the trees and bushes are blooming in the spring. If you enjoy history, you will like many aspects of the cemetery.

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Kennesaw, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A history of Atlanta in one place. You can find tombs of politicians, mayors, athletes, writers and soldiers.

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Kapaa, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want to get a sense of what Atlanta was like in the past, this is the place. The original Martha who they names the town after is buried here. It's a beautiful setting.

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Douglas, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is more then just a cemetery. It is a beautiful place for everyone to visit. It is a nice place to see history and architecture. If you enjoy flowers there it is also for you, The are beautiful even when I visited and not even half were in bloom yet. Or if you just want some quite fresh air.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very peaceful. Nice little hike. Went letterboxing there. Nice area to take a break from life. Stop and regroup

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Marietta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Open since the late 1840's for interments. Margeret Mitchell, author of "Gone With The Wind", has the most popularly visited burial site. Several Civil War Generals, and almost 7,000 soldiers, Union and Confederate. A reflection of Georgia history, beautifully showcased in an Atlanta City Park.

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