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Oakland Cemetery

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Address: 248 Oakland Avenue Southeast, Atlanta, GA 30312
Phone Number: 404 688 2107
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Lots of fun

This is a great place to visit if you are a history buff. We have been several times taking the "general" tour and have learned new stuff every time. All the guides are amazing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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254 helpful votes 254 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Maybe I missed something in March. I wouldn't say it was bursting with spring color. Some beauty there, but not enough to make up for the poor maintenance of the walks that are stumble specific accidents waiting to happen. There was some evidence of new brickwork and a lot of old, heaved brickwork begging for maintenance. I was looking for... More 

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Atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to visit if you are a history buff. We have been several times taking the "general" tour and have learned new stuff every time. All the guides are amazing and know so many fun facts. Make sure you wear your walking shoes as you will get lots of exercise. Fun for all ages.

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Macon, Georgia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

My friend and I traveled to Atlanta to see this historic cemetery. We did not realize that it was a cemetery in a garden. What a beauty it is. The lady manning the visitor's center was very helpful and marked quite a few good spots on the map for us. We really enjoyed walking around, thinking about the people and... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Fantastic way to see the history of Atlanta in the shadow of the city skyline. Large impressive headstones and tombs make for a nice walk. Definitely a unique place to visit.

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Heflin, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This is a beautiful place to visit. I highly recommend it. You better pack a lunch when you go, but if you forget to, there are a few good places to eat. Lots of historical figures call this their final resting place. I dont think we saw everything and we were there for a good long day of it. Look... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This is an active cemetery where you will see Joggers and walkers and a few enjoying a picnic. Final resting place for Margaret Mitchell, Bobby Jones and several Mayors of Atlanta. The. Oblast one streets and historic headstones are worth the visit. While there tell Sam hello

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Pleasant View, Tennessee
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

It seems weird or macabre to wander through a cemetery, especially with your children. But the beautiful sculptures and landscaping really make Oakland feel more like a park-- there were people jogging and riding bikes through the cemetery as we wandered about! It's amazing to see how well so many of the statues and mausoleums have withstood decades of weather,... More 

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Mason, Ohio
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Interesting "living" cemetery. Paved walkways, beautiful trees and flowers. free parking is convenient just outside the cemetery. It is possible to drive through the cemetery's narrow roads but parking can be limited. Many walkers and photographers, a segway tour. Keep in mind this is a quiet and respectful place. Margaret Mitchell is buried here as well as other well known... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Oakland Cemetery is our grand cemetery with crypts, above and below ground, and statues of nineteenth-century vintage. Built to be cool and hospitable to those who visit, the cemetery offers places to pause and stare and read without discomfort (except on our hottest days). Here you will find the city's founding fathers, Henry Grady our first newspaper editor, and Maynard... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We are a history loving family and Oakland Cemetery is unlike any historical place I've ever been. Acres and acres of marked plots that help tell the history of Atlanta. From the area where slaves are buried to the elaborate and ornate headstones of the very wealthy. You can go more than once and still not see everything.

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