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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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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
248 Oakland Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312-2292
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Free to enter $5 for helpful map (or there's an app) - this is a wonderful way to learn the history of Atlanta, good and bad. It's an absolutely gorgeous historical cemetery. We were there on a snow day, which made it even lovelier. Check...More

Thank SuzeePee
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Oakland Cemetery is an impressive way to see Southern history. In a beautiful setting, you can see the crypts of famous families and civic leaders. I recommend seeing the cemetery and city skyline from nearby Six Feet Under brewpub!

1  Thank PhD_Jacket
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really large cemetery in town that has many interesting monuments, headstones, and graves. Be sure to eat at restaurant called 6 Feet Under across street from cemetery.

Thank Brian S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely place to walk around on a nice day. Check out the tour or walk through yourself and look at the dates on the headstones.

Thank photogonthegogo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome cemetery!! I know it sounds creepy but it is cool to checkout history, some famous people and cool markers and art creations!! This tour is free and self guided. We found a book that was clue driven. Took you throughout the cemetery to check...More

Thank Joe E
Reviewed 8 November 2017

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 6 November 2017

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 4 November 2017 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 November 2017

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 29 October 2017 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
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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.