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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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  • Very good28%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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248 Oakland Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312-2292
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Six close friends spent the afternoon going through this historic and beautiful cemetery on a cloudy Saturday. We were following hints and clues from a Clue Town book, and that led us through the entire cemetery. It's amazing how many names in the cemetery are...More

Thank Lynn B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The actors are incredible. They really bring the characters to life and I can still recall the stories of some of the "residents" of Oakland that we met. Whether it is the wife of a mayor, Bobby Jones, or a woman recalling her experience about...More

Thank Kelly K
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very well kept old cemetery. It has remains for over 200 years including many civil war dead. I would highly recommend.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this cemetery for a stroll around, it is a very beautiful site and a nice peaceful break from the hustle and bustle of the big city. the grounds are well kept and I could happily have spent a day here. Do pop into...More

Thank gypsygallisa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Oakland cemetery was very cool! Over 3,000 confederate soldiers, a few generals and 19 union soldiers are buried here. Margaret Mitchell, author of Gone with the Wind is also buried here. There are some very cool crypts. We spent about an hour here. The...More

Thank Lindak1970
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love going to this cemetery as all the famous people from Atlanta are here along with Civil War soldiers, from both North and South. It is a beautiful place and very historic.

Thank tonia821
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I thoroughly enjoy going to Oakland Cemetery during any season of the year. It has character that cannot be created - it simply IS. This is a great spot for photographers. You can photograph the graves with the Atlanta skyline in the background to create...More

Thank Errin404
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Research who is buried here and the mark they left on history before visiting. Take butcher paper and crayon's to make transfers of the grave stones. Lunch at Six Feet under right next to the cemetery makes for a great finish.

Thank leighchannell1
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were here to see Margaret Mitchell, but wandered around since it was so beautiful. Her grave is clearly marked. It's actually a city park so you can wander around and look at the old tombstones and old trees. You can park outside the cemetery...More

Thank 770MCP
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hanging out at a cemetery may not be the first thing that pops into your mind when you are thinking about an evening out. But trust me when I say Oakland Cemetery is one of the most unique place in Atlanta! One of my favorite...More

Thank RobinBMc
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cjw1981
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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Michelle S
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
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kmascaro
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.
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