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Oakland Cemetery

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Address: 248 Oakland Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312-2292
Phone Number:
+1 404-688-2107
Today
09:00 - 17:00
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Hours:
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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Unique venue for many events throughout the year.

While the cemetery is a great destination from the historical point of view the events they put on through the year shouldn't be missed. Tunes from the Tombs in the summer and... read more

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

While the cemetery is a great destination from the historical point of view the events they put on through the year shouldn't be missed. Tunes from the Tombs in the summer and the annual Halloween tours are very well done and fun for all.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful cemetery with a mix of different styles gothic, victorian, egyptian, classical etc. Every tombstone has their own character. You may find some interesting poetry and quotes engraved in the tombstones too. Huge statues and mausoleums can be found. All in all it is perfectly preserved and you can see locals tending to its gardens, tress and maintaining the place.... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been a couple times. They even have a festival in the summer which was fun. Very cool old headstones of civil rights leaders, civil war solders and many 1800's stones

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Waxhaw, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great Christmas Eve afternoon activity. The tour was excellent and the guide knew so much. He genuinely loved Oakland and it showed from start to finish, I would recommend this and any other tours of the cemetery that are offered. It is where Atlanta history truly lives among the dead.

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atlanta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great tours reviewing the history of the city and the people of Atlanta. They also have special Holiday tours.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was the second time that we have visited the cemetery and have had the same excellent experience both times! Unbelievable! When we entered the visitors' center, the lady who had just arrived even offered us some homemade bread! She gave my husband a golf ball which had just been part of a periodic cleaning of Bobby Jones' gravesite. He... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unless you really want to see Margaret Mitchell's grave, there's not much here. Not very picturesque or meditative.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a nice time moseying through the cemetery. It's very scenic and sprawling. Make sure allot yourself enough time to sink your teeth in and really enjoy the park.

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Lexington, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

A bunch of gal pals went to oakland's Victorian holiday tour. The guides were dressed in Victorian garb. The mausoleums were decorated by individual florists from the area. This is my most favorite cemetary since Pere Lachaise in Paris. There was so much to see, so much offered. The guides were excellent. Such a treat! Would go back For their... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

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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