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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 1 week ago

Take your time to get a good map and ask a lot of questions. Many of Atlanta's oldest families are buried here. Lots of history and lots to see. If you like this kind of adventure, make plans to take a guided tour and spend...More

1  Thank Bill_Atlanta2948
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fabulous place to visit, wear walking shoes. There is a small visitor museum with loads of historical info on the cemetary. My friends and I chose to visit a few graves of the most popular, Margaret Mitchell and Bobby Jones. I found...More

Thank TuxedosToGo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I saw many wonderfully designed grave sites. Really artistic architecture went into these designs. Bobby Jones and Margaret Mitchell are interred at this cemetery.

Thank Jason H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our day started out drizzly, which is perfect for a day at the cemetery. We promptly went to the visitors center and purchased a map of the grounds for $5. We could have used the "app" for it, but wanted to make a small donation...More

Thank Venetia S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a few hours walking around Oakland Cemetery for my birthday during a recent trip. So glad we went there. In addition to the beautiful old graves and mausoleums the cemetery features an abundance of gorgeous trees, plants and flowers.

Thank BosKat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While we waited to be seated across the street, we ventured across to Oakland Cemetery. Tours lead by volunteers came by with fascinating information about society in Atlanta. Who was allowed where and why. Confederate soldiers, slave graves moved to accommodate Caucasian families. The reasons...More

Thank Weskicolo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This cemetery is on the National Registry of Historical Places for a reason. It's over six acres with some beautiful, poignant and inspiring statues and mausoleums. During the day you can wander in for a self-guided tour. However, if you look at their website, there...More

Thank jpjpjpjpj
Reviewed 5 weeks 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 14 October 2017

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 11 October 2017

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
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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.