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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
248 Oakland Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312-2292
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+1 404-688-2107
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Spent a couple of hours here the other day and while it was slightly overcast, we had a very nice day walking around the cemetery. The cemetery itself is quite large, 40+ acres in between the neighborhoods of Grant Park and Cabbagetown. The cemetery is...More

Thank Melissa S
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you have an interest in cemeteries this is a must see. The tour is great (I went twice) and so much to see. A very large area and different important people of Atlanta are buried there. Incredible stories of their lives and deaths. The...More

Thank saw55
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great stop for those that love history in the Peach State, this cemetery provides a varying area of gothic architecture and is one of the prettiest spots in the city. With good restaurants nearby, there is not reason to come and spend the day...More

Thank Seth T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Oakland Cemetery is an incredible place to experience the history of Atlanta. If you have time, schedule a guided tour but if time is tight, pick up a map and see it on your own. It runs the full gamut from simple grave sites to...More

Thank TimP1972
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had trouble finding the way in but once found it was really interesting to walk around. We found the Information centre towards the end of out tour and wished we had visited it first. Knew there were Confederate soldiers buried there but did not realise...More

Thank Glynis C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful way to honor the memory of those great Atlantans who molded this great city. Sunday in the Park is an annual event to pay tribute to the founding fathers, unknown and known soldiers, famous folks like Margaret Mitchell, Bobby Jones, Maynard Jackson,...More

Thank Dinah W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fascinating confederate soldier cemetery as well as early slave and other historic figure burials. Definitely worth a stroll around.

Thank Tovan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We attended the Sunday in the Park event yesterday and enjoyed it very much. The Victorian costumes and contest are always entertaining! This event is always well attended and managed. For those that have never visited Oakland, Sunday in the Park held every October, is...More

Thank SGIgirl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stunning grounds transport you from the urban 21st century back to the bucolic 1800s in an instant .. spent 90 minutes here, could have easily doubled that .. very, very interesting.

Thank Ted W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Did the Gone With the Wind Tour with Atlanta Movie Tour, our tour guide was an actress playing Margaret Mitchell who was wonderful and to hear her talk in the first person was brilliant. This is a brilliant tour for any lover of Gone with...More

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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 lawabider | Reviewed this property |
It didn't cost to get in but the tour did the tour it self was very inexpensive
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.