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Address: 248 Oakland Avenue Southeast, Atlanta, GA 30312
Phone Number: 404 688 2107
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Walking
Description: 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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This tour was taken on a very hot morning, but the guide did her best to make sure we were cool and well as informed about the various sites in the cemetery. A bottle of water is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Miamisburg, Ohio

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Miamisburg, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This tour was taken on a very hot morning, but the guide did her best to make sure we were cool and well as informed about the various sites in the cemetery. A bottle of water is recommended and well as sunscreen and a hat. Very interesting site and a lot of interesting tombstones to see.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

get a map and set out to find all the historic tombstones and appreciate the architecture and beauty! A Great overlook of the city on a clear day but avoid mid summer due to intense heat. Fall and early spring or even winter are nice walks. Best of all is lunch at one of the restaurants just across the street!... More 

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Mathews, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

More than your average cemetery. Many historic graves and nice overlook of Atlanta. Margaret Mitchell and Maynard are just some of the people buried here. Sunday in the Park celebrates the Victorian Era. Many costumed people and antique cars.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I think it would be helpful if all of us would spend more time paying a visit to different cemeteries. Here for instance, there's a great deal of history we ignored and we keep passing by. Many of these "resting" people deserve respect and to be remembered. Some how it is a very large and peaceful place. One can spend... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I found the Oakland Cemetery to be interesting in many areas but even with the $5 map purchased from the gift shop it was still confusing to navigate. Even if I wasn't able to find all the grave sites that I was interested in visiting the cemetery was still very interesting. The architecture of some of the tombs was amazing... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The annual Ghost tours are a must see if you are in Atlanta in October. The actors are amazing! Book early, and try to go after sunset.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Oakland Cemetery is beautiful. The cemetery is one of the best maintained I have ever seen. The mausoleums, headstones and statues are artistic and clean and the vegetation is diverse but not over grown. The cemetery is perfect for a peaceful walk. I didn’t get a chance to do a guided tour but I’m sure it would add to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Sightseeing in a cemetery seemed odd at first but this place really is a historical treasure. A pamphlet is provided to aid in finding various landmarks within the cemetery and to explains points of interest. Just wandering the trails and reading the headstones, enjoying the gardens is far more interesting than I expected. Tours are given but we did not... More 

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Albany, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

There is most of the history of Atlanta buried here. If you are a History buff it's a good free site for a ramble. However, if you wish to take Pencil rubbings of any of the tombstones you must receive permission first. It was one of the places Sherman could not burn on his visit. It is near Grant Park... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The annual Tunes from the Tombs (occurs in June) and the Sunday in the Park (occurs in October) are both my two absolute favorite events to come to. Tunes from the Tombs is a music festival, usually bluegrass, country, or jazz with a splattering of classic. My friends and I always make a day of it, making sure to bring... More 

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Address: 248 Oakland Avenue Southeast, Atlanta, GA 30312
Phone Number: 404 688 2107
Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Atlanta>  > Grant Park
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

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