Oakland Cemetery
Oakland Cemetery
4.5
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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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. Tours are available on weekends at 10:00, 2:00, 4:00, and 6:30 (March-October) and by request.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Kswett
Flint, MI1,221 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
This is one of the older cemeteries I’ve visited, some of the sidewalks are over 150 years old (watch your step). Kenny Rogers was laid to rest here, he has a beautiful spot with a big monument. There are maps at the visitor center (across the street from the cemetery) for purchase, it lists all of the stones to visit with a description. It’s a peaceful place in the middle of a bustling town. They are currently under construction, and repaving areas, be mindful and stick to the sidewalks if you can. A must see if you’re in the Atlanta area.
Written 29 March 2024
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Lashay
Warner Robins, GA83 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Website states cemetery open even though they are doing construction on road outside of cemetery. However, all entrances are closed. Called phone number in website and it goes to a “gift shop”. Never knew a cemetery to have a gift shop….

Waste of time driving there only to find out it’s closed

You also have to find parking on street or park at one of nearby restaurants and walk
Written 3 February 2024
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LAURIE S
Buckhannon, WV578 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Visit this hallowed ground created with gardens around each section. Roads and paths are very bumpy and uneven. There are portapotties on the grounds. The Civil War is still remembered fondly for their confederate heroes.
Written 3 October 2023
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nicolediane
Atlanta, GA728 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
We took a guided walk to look at spring flowering trees as part of the 2 week Atlanta Science Festival. Our intent was to enjoy the walk and then wander around on our own. It was way, way too cold. Will have to go back. The 3 guides were interesting and it was a cold but sunny 1 hour tour. The cemetery is huge and very old. All of the trees and flowers make for a lovely outing. The mausoleums are interesting. There is even a visitor center with information and a good collection of gift items. It is in a trailer near the parking lot and main entrance.
Written 25 March 2023
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Xinyi Sun
Snellville, GA36 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Find Spectres / Ghosts there , it would be quite scary at 1st to see
those Graveyards and I decided to leave automatically !!
If you're afraid of Ghosts , oh my Young kids !?
Written 18 November 2022
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MidwestKathM
Detroit, MI934 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
Oakland Cemetery is a beautiful place to stroll through while taking in some local history and natural beauty. I have visited many times while in Atlanta and always enjoy the scenery, including the historic mausoleums, the funereal symbols and art, and stained glass windows. Despite the many visits, and because the cemetery is so big, I still come across new sites to enjoy! Occasionally I have taken one of their walking tours and found them very informative. I'm a bit envious that I don't live near enough to attend more tours or their seasonal events with costumes and music and such. Or maybe even picnic (as I've seen small groups doing)!! On this latest visit, we noted that they are renovating the Bell Tower and that the walkways are in better shape.
Written 20 October 2022
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Mary C
Ada, MI279 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
I really enjoyed walking the cemetery grounds and visiting the gravesites, both of the famous and the not-so-famous. The history that surrounds you - awesome!

I would recommend parking in the provided area outside the gates near the temporary visitors center. The construction near the bell tower just makes driving more challenging. Streets are narrow to begin with and some are blocked off with construction vehicles and equipment.
Written 1 July 2022
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Luv2Cruise51
Houston, TX52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
It was such a beautiful place and seeing all the ancient headstones and knowing some were hundreds of years old impressed my grandchild.
Written 21 April 2022
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triptixmom
Sandy Springs, GA44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
The Oakland Cemetery is beautiful and historical whether you take a guided tour which is so interesting or just wander on your own, Great place to picnic and meet friends.
Written 3 April 2022
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Robin B
Phoenix, AZ1,415 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
This is a beautiful, historic cemetery. You can just wander at your own pace, or take a tour like we did. Check the website calendar for tour times. We did the general tour which lasted 1-1/2 hours. Randy was a friendly, knowledgeable docent. Well worth a stop.
Written 21 February 2022
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