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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
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09:00 - 20:00
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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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Enjoyed it Immensely - But Cemetaries are my Thing !

Really enjoyed wandering around Oakland Cemetery looking at the graves and the level of preservation that has been carried out and the famous folks who have found their final... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Terry S
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Really enjoyed wandering around Oakland Cemetery looking at the graves and the level of preservation that has been carried out and the famous folks who have found their final resting spot in here. The flora and fauna that surround the also makes it an even cheaper alternative to the Botanical Gardens if you're on a budget and there's plenty of... More 

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Thank Terry S
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Oakland is a gorgeous Victorian-era cemetery that provides a peek into the lives of Atlanta's founding citizens. From the beautiful mansion-like mausoleums, to the confederate cemetery and the lion of the confederacy, to the unique and darkly beautiful Jewish section, Oakland doesn't disappoint! As a Victorian cemetery, it was designed to be used as a park, so feel free to... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I attended a night where actors played the roles of famous deceased people buried in the cemetary. History had come to life!

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Thank Jay B
Englewood, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place to visit once if you are in Atlanta. Many old grave marker some famous people. Well maintained.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful well kept old cemetery. Lots of history here. Nice place to take a walk and see some famous people's last resting place. The Bobby Jones site is interesting as is Margaret Mitchell's.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The grand old cemetery is maintained very well by its staff and volunteers. Never miss the opportunity to go here when there is an event. Good food vendors, generally reasonably priced. Wear good walking shoes.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love going to this very old cemetery. There are graves that date back to the 1800's when people were buried next to their pets. I've shot pictures here that are so gorgeous. They give tours.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Monuments of stone and trees place this spot at the top of the list for a visit in my book. Take the whole family and they will thank you for it. The magic is in the enthusiasm of the folks that are responsible for the property. This includes the garden right down to the last tombstone and of course all... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you wish, you can spend a lot of time here. The old graveyard is sectioned and so you can concentrate on one specific area or walk all over the place! It really is fascinating to see all the old aspects of where the past residents became immortal.

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Roswell, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took a tour of the Jewish section of the cemetery, Dan, our guide was quite knowledgeable and friendly;y. Included much history of Atlanta. To walk around the entire cemetery, I would allot 3 hours. Bobby Jones is also buried there, may folks have left golf balls on his grave. Use caution when stepping onto walkways as some bricks have shifted... More 

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